NAPO Victory regarding the Bulletproof Vest Partnership GrantAugust 1, 2013
SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES THE BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013
Today, NAPO attended a Senate Judiciary Committee mark-up session, where the Committee advanced the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.933) to the Senate as a whole for consideration by a vote of 14-3.
The BVP Grant Program is a critical resource for state and local jurisdictions that saves lives. NAPO plans to continue to engage members of Congress in the coming months to ensure the passage of this vital piece of legislation, which extends the life of the BVP Grant Program through 2017.
NAPO ALERTS ROLLING STONE ADVERTISERS TO NAPO’S STRONG OBJECTIONS TO BOSTON TERRORIST SUSPECT COVER
NAPO has contacted all of the companies that included advertisements in the August 2013 issue of Rolling Stone magazine to inform them of NAPO’s strong opposition to the magazine’s portrayal of the surviving terrorist responsible for the Boston bombing. We have called for the companies to stop placing advertisements in the magazine until Rolling Stone’s editor publically recants the decision to glorify a terrorist.
NAPO has received positive feedback from the companies we have contacted. We will keep our members updated as we receive definitive responses from Rolling Stone’s advertisers.
If you have any questions about the BVP Grant Program or NAPO’s response to Rolling Stone’s editor, please contact Melissa Nee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.