ALIPAC Launches 2012 Candidate Endorsements & Support Operations

ALIPAC Launches 2012 Candidate Support Operations.

(For National Release) Raleigh, NC, USA (March 23, 2012) -- "ALIPAC endorsed candidates represent the members of the US Congress and challengers who are aligned with the large majority of Americans who want more done to stop and reverse illegal immigration in our nation," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "We are going to work hard to make sure that voters in these districts know that our endorsed candidates stand with them against illegal immigration and any sneaky form of Amnesty that would further erode America's sovereignty and stability."

ALIPAC is starting 2012 operations with more incumbent endorsements than ever before due to the high degree of success immigration law enforcement advocates earned in the 2010 elections. While ten incumbents endorsed by ALIPAC are retiring this year, ALIPAC expects to go into Election Day 2012 with more candidates than ever before.

"The political revolution taking place in America is not complete and must proceed with more urgency than ever before," said William Gheen. "We need to rally around lawmakers who are loyal to the interests of the American public, and we have to throw out as many of these illegal immigration invasion supporting lawmakers as possible."

While ALIPAC is a Federal Political Action Committee and cannot endorse state level campaigns, the growing national organization is asking supporters to pay close attention to state races this year to throw out illegal immigration supporters, with special focus on California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and New Mexico. ALIPAC has worked hard to spread versions of Alabama's and Arizona's illegal immigration fighting bills to other states while fighting to stop in-state tuition and driver license access for illegal aliens.

ALIPAC is now issuing a call for candidates across America to take up the issue of illegal immigration control to offer voters a clear choice on the issue in the 2012 elections. ALIPAC is also asking for other websites to establish links into the Campaign section of the new ALIPAC 2.0 website, which will now begin keeping endorsements visible at all times instead of just during the election months.

Federal candidates interested in completing ALIPAC's 2012 survey for possible endorsement should contact us through

ALIPAC's 2012 Endorsement List (Updated Weekly)

Media Contact:
William Gheen
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)
Post Office Box 30966, Raleigh, NC 27622-0966
FEC ID: C00405878
(866) 703-0864

FPL Efficiency Experts Help Loggerhead Marinelife Center

"I always thought it would be cool to give back in a different way, like putting our training and expertise to use for others," said Matt Barrows, manager of Florida Power & Light's Distribution Quality and Analytics Group.

Juno Beach, Fla. (March 23, 2012) -- Like having a car filled with gas and no key to drive it, Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, Fla. had a lot of data, and no analysts to make sense of it.

Then, Matt Barrows, manager of Florida Power & Light’s Distribution Quality and Analytics Group, called the center in February, looking for off-site space to hold a two-day strategy meeting.

Barrows also had an idea - something he had always wanted to try, but never had the right opportunity to do. Since FPL supports Loggerhead and its environmental programs that help endangered sea turtles, maybe his group of efficiency experts could do a Six Sigma exercise for the nonprofit organization as a side project. Six Sigma is a business strategy that employs quality management and statistics to improve results.

I always thought it would be cool to give back in a different way, like putting our training and expertise to use for others,” Barrows said. “Sometimes, we lose sight of the fact that what we learn and do here professionally may be just as valuable as volunteering in a more traditional sense. When I mentioned it to my supervisor, he said ‘go for it.’”

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s development director Deborah Jaffe gave the group access to the data the center’s visitors provided about themselves, which was primarily addresses, and Barrows’ six-person team went to work.

Barrows and his team of efficiency experts volunteered to create an analytical report that cross-referenced the center’s visitor information with residential demographic data. The resulting presentation helped the Loggerhead development staff see clearly who they were serving and who they were missing, including where the majority of their visitors lived, an assessment of their demographics and whether they were Spanish-speaking residents.

Overall, the project will help development staff hone their marketing programs, better serve underprivileged audiences and improve communication with potential donors and supporters, Jaffe said.

They did an absolutely fabulous job at Florida Power & Light with the analytical data project for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. I'm a huge fan, and I'm so grateful,” Jaffe said. “The time and effort they spent (on this report) would have taken me a year-plus to do. The analysis helps us realize there is potential for us to reach more people from underprivileged neighborhoods who we assumed were visiting the center. The information not only puts us in touch with those in the low-income housing areas we are serving, but it also shows where we can do a better job in soliciting funds, since we are a free facility. It was a huge project that Matt Barrows’ team did for us.”

Barrows and his supervisor, Craig Stepien, FPL director of Technology & Quality, credit the company’s cultural focus on innovation with inspiring the collaboration.

Often innovation can be stifled before it has a chance to take off. Much like a coach, my job as a supervisor is to encourage employees to swing the bat without fear of missing the ball,” Stepien said. “Creativity and original idea creation do not take predetermined paths, so it’s important to encourage employees to explore and try. Fostering that kind of environment is what enables innovation to take place.”

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach, FL, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. In 2010, the center successfully rehabilitated and released a record-breaking 122 sea turtle patients. To learn more, visit

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. - based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit

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BusinessVibes presents Tools Improving Business Communication

BusinessVibes, new international platform focused on connecting businesses, has come up with features improving exchange of information between business bodies.

London, UK, March 23, 2012 -- Member of nowadays associations differ depending on size of organization, industry they are acting in and the role they play for their members. The bigger number of member is, the more important it is to have good tools ensuring proper flow of information between organization and its member companies. BusinessVibes, new international platform focused on connecting businesses, has come up with features improving exchange of information between business bodies.

BusinessVibes offer to its user possibility to connect with each other and share information between those connections. Once association joins the platform it has possibility to invite companies to join its network. Within one network associations as well as member companies can not only send messages one to another. BusinessVibes made sure to increase speed of information flow by providing its users with possibility of file, picture and description sharing. Business bodies can upload documents, pictures, files, information about their products or updates about their current activity and they will be all seen by members of the same network.

Associations can also benefit from advanced search option to look for new potential members. If they want to acquire some more information before making connection they can always ask some detailed information by requesting electronic business card from specific company. Again, thanks to well designed search option and features on BusinessVibes associations save time usually spent on nerve-racking search through worldwide Internet.

Once perfect match is finally found and connected BusinessVibes platform comes up with another idea making business life easier and less complicated. Instead of communicating many times in order to pay membership fee, member companies can do it in few clicks paying required amount of money via platform.

Websites such as BusinessVibes are definitely a must to be checked for all associations. There is no need for them to use sophisticated platforms and software anymore. Thanks to BusinessVibes they can arrange all they every day cases at one place.

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Marketing Executive - Europe
BusinessVibes Network International Inc
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London W1G 9SP
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AAA Reports: Pension Funds Quadruple Exposure to Alternatives

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has pointed out that the largest pension markets in the world have notably increased their exposure to alternative investments in recent years.

Boston, MA, USA, March 23, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has pointed out that the largest pension markets in the world have notably increased their exposure to alternative investments in recent years.

Analysis from Spence Johnson, the market intelligence firm, found that the top seven pension markets in the world increased their exposure to assets such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate, by 400 per cent between 2001 and 2011.

This shows that the attitudes of institutional investors are moving with the times," explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. He added, “It’s not just individual investors who are keen to diversify their portfolios to help protect their investments against risk.

Indeed during these economically volatile times, more and more pension funds are increasing their alternative investments and edging away from more traditional investments, like equities.”

However, there is still a way to go before defined contribution schemes view alternatives in the same way as other traditional investments, claim analysts. Spence Johnson found that only around $1.7 billion of DC funds are invested in alternatives, compared with $450 billion that is invested elsewhere.

The figures do, however, show that it is the defined benefit schemes that prefer alternatives, with a much higher interest in less traditional investments than defined contribution pensions. Analysts claim that this is because defined benefit schemes are invested by experienced professionals, rather than the average “man on the street”, and alternatives are, therefore, likely to be a preferred option.

AAA supports many kinds of alternative investments, and focuses on promoting ethical choices, such as sustainable forestry and timberland investment through scheme such as that run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

Mr Johnson added, “it’s becoming easier and easier to promote alternative asset classes as the experts know the benefits, as these latest pension figures clearly illustrate. Sometimes we feel we are preaching to the converted.”

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

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Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320