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Colorado Photographer Steps from Behind the Camera to Defend ACA

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ASMP member Howard Paul of Denver, Colorado, has become a fervent advocate to protect the health insurance system. “ASMP member are usually self-employed entrepreneurs. We have perhaps the most difficulty obtaining health insurance. Today, it is vital that I maintain insurance as I now have a critical medical condition.” Read Howard’s story below previously published in Small Business Majority. Three years ago, Howard Paul started Howard Paul Photography for Communication and Commerce in Denver, Colo. But before opening…

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Updates to the 2017 Tax Code

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[By Jonathan Medows] Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle on them, check out this handy Freelancer Tax Checklist on the Freelancers Union Blog.

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ASMP Longtime Friend, Photo Editor and Photographer, George Pitts, Passes

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George Pitts, photographed in 2007. In addition to his work as the wide-ranging photo director of Vibe, Pitts was also a photographer, writer and critic. Photo © Allison Michael Orenstein. Cross-posted from pdnpulse.pdnonline.com George Pitts, photo director of Vibe from 1993 to 2004, died March 3 after a long illness, according to the Society of Magazine Photographers. A former painter who took up writing and photography, Pitts had exhibited his fine-art photography in New York,…

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ASMP Joins with Free Speech, Press Groups in Calling Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

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ASMP joins the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), American Society of News Editors (ASNE), and more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by American politicians to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public about official actions and policies. In a joint statement released today, the groups stress that the administration’s attacks on the press pose a threat to American democracy. Read…

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Please Update Membership Auto Renewal Info in Member Profiles

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Members who signed up for auto renewal payment plans need to confirm that payment information is updated in membership accounts for the 2017 renewal year. Prior auto renewal policy only prompted renewal for a two year period. Now that we are outside that window, please login and select the auto-renewal option to activate it going forward.  Auto-renewals  may not have been automatically charged for 2017 membership. Please update your credit card information in your profile immediately so we can bring your  status current for…

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