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Thursday
Feb282013

Yesterday a Very Busy One at The National Center for Public Policy Research

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Yesterday was a big day for The National Center: Two corporate shareholder meetings and oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder before the Supreme Court, a case that we'd urged the Court to take up in an amicus brief.

Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof was in Moline, IL taking the CEO of John Deere to task for defunding ALEC.

Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper attended Apple's shareholder meeting in Cupertino, CA to grill its CEO over its push for sustainability standards that undermine the free market.

Project 21 Co-Chairman Cherylyn Harley LeBon spoke with media outside the U.S. Supreme Court about why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act should be overturned. After the high court had accepted Shelby Co., we filed a 29-page amicus making that case.

There was lots of media on our efforts yesterday, but here's a sample: Cherylyn Harley LeBon was interviewed by Reuters, Black Entertainment Television, the Examiner and photographed by Getty (all outside the Supreme Court on the Shelby Co. case); Horace Cooper was interviewed by CNBC (Apple) and Blaze TV (Shelby County case) and both MSNBC's "Hardball" and PBS's "News Hour" have contact us about possible bookings on Shelby Co. v. Holder (Horace has already been on MSNBC this topic once, this past weekend -- see one clip here); and Bloomberg and the AP were in touch regarding coverage of Justin Danhof's work vis-a-vis John Deere.

The National Center is busy every day -- literally -- but two shareholder meetings and a Supreme Court case on a single day made yesterday especially so. Kudos to the above staffers as well as Executive Director David Almasi and to Judy Kent and Jennifer Biddison of our media and internet support teams, who were kept busy all day long fielding media calls and keeping our information up-to-date on the internet.

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