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October 3, 2018
On September 30, SB 822 was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown. This law will have a positive and considerable impact for all California businesses. SB 822 is the first state-level law that restores the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet order instituting net neutrality protections.ASBC and... read more
October 2, 2018
Washington, DC – In response to Amazon’s announcement that it will work with Congress to raise the federal minimum wage above its current rate of $7.25, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released statements supporting the move."We applaud Amazon for its plan to work with Congress to raise the federal minimum wage... read more
October 1, 2018
Sacramento, CA – In support of California’s Governor Jerry Brown signing into law net neutrality legislation introduced by Senator Scott Wiener, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) released the following statement. It may be attributed to CEO Hammad Atassi:“ASBC and its members are pleased that Governor Brown has... read more
September 26, 2018
ASBC is building a coalition of businesses to keep the Delaware River clean for generations to come. ASBC published The Business Case for Supporting Clean Water in the Delaware River Watershed, which describes the threats to the Watershed and the importance of having reliably clean water to the health of the community and to... read more
September 13, 2018
After months of hearings, deliberations, votes, and tireless advocacy by ASBC and our members, SB 822, reinstating the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, was passed by the California State Assembly and Senate on Aug. 30-31. Next step is Governor Brown’s signature. ASBC knows an open, inclusive internet is truly essential for... read more
September 1, 2018
Steve Greer, CEO of American Income Life Agency Division (an ASBC member), wrote and op-ed in the Waco Tribune-Herald in support of worker ownership.
August 31, 2018
In a news article in The Washington Post, ASBC is named as a key advocacy group and ASBC member Eileen Fisher is quoted saying, "We don’t want sustainability to be our edge, we want it to be universal."
August 31, 2018
Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed SB 822 by a vote of 58-17. This means that net neutrality protections are one step closer to being re-implemented. The bill will now go back to the State Senate for a vote next week. The Senate had passed a previous edition of the bill back in May, so we are hopeful that the... read more
August 23, 2018
A news article in ChemicalWatch, about the EPA’s proposed policy on what type of science can be used in its decisions about chemical safety, quotes ASBC saying, "The more research the EPA considers, the more informed and appropriate their response can be to findings about harmful effects of chemicals." (Pay wall)
August 14, 2018
Washington, DC – The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and member businesses released statements supporting the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which is scheduled to be signed into law today. The bill, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Nydia Velazquez earlier this year and included in... read more

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