Advocacy Group Opinion This category contains the most recent releases and statements from a huge range of advocacy and lobby groups and coalitions. Find responses to political and policy decisions, calls for investigations and action, and announcements of new partnerships, protests, legal actions, fundraising events, educational efforts and awareness campaigns. This section also contains results and reports from studies, opinion polls, and surveys.

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08:00 ET 308 Health Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Patients and Oppose Government Intervention in Medicare Part D

Today, the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and over 308 national and state health organizations urged legislators to protect patient access...


Feb 20, 2017, 21:25 ET Marcus Hiles - Praises Texas On Becoming the Strongest Labor Market Across the United States

Texas gained the momentum after officially adding 210,800 new jobs, as of December 17th, 2016 – the increase predominantly driven by a rise in oil...


Feb 20, 2017, 19:57 ET CAIR Offers Reward for Info on Threats Targeting Jewish Community Centers Nationwide

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today offered a $5,000 reward...


Feb 20, 2017, 13:20 ET Milwaukee Teamsters Overwhelmingly Ratify Contract With Roundy's

More than 700 Teamsters that work at Roundy's Distribution Center in Oconomowoc, Wisc., overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year contract that...


Feb 20, 2017, 10:08 ET Supreme Court Allows Courts To Change Intent Of International Consumer Protection Treaty

The Supreme Court has allowed an anti-consumer 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 2-1 ruling to stand, requiring consumers to file lawsuits in multiple...


Feb 20, 2017, 08:35 ET ATIXA Releases Two Position Statements in Favor of Amnesty Policies and on Colleges Addressing Sexual Violence

The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) released this month two Position Statements: ATIXA Position Statement in Favor of Amnesty...


Feb 20, 2017, 06:00 ET South Dakota Scientist Applauds Academic Freedom Legislation As Means To Foster Critical Thinking

This year, South Dakota has an opportunity to encourage more scientific inquiry in the classroom, according to Discovery Institute. The legislature...


Feb 19, 2017, 13:31 ET Saudi Foreign Minister: Iran Is the Biggest State Sponsor of Terrorism

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said that Iran was the "biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world." He made the remarks today...


Feb 19, 2017, 12:51 ET CAIR Urges Stepped-Up Protection for Alabama Mosques Following Email Threats

The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) today called for stepped-up police protection for the state's...


Feb 18, 2017, 16:19 ET Americans United for Life Mourns the Passing of Norma McCorvey "who became a Pro-Life Champion Addressing the Tragic Errors in Roe V. Wade, her namesake abortion case"

Americans United for Life Acting President and Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe expressed his condolences on Saturday on the passing of Norma...


Feb 18, 2017, 13:11 ET CAIR Calls on Feds to Probe Call to Violence Against U.S. Muslims at N.C. Meeting of Hate Groups

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged state and federal...


Feb 17, 2017, 16:38 ET Peligroso proyecto de ley con el propósito de mantener abiertos los bares hasta las 4 a.m. provoca la oposición inmediata en todo el estado

La Alianza de Política sobre el Alcohol de California (California Alcohol Policy Alliance, CAPA) hoy lanzó una campaña en todo el estado para...


Feb 17, 2017, 16:12 ET Expert Panel Urges Development of a Timely Plan to Make Electric Infrastructure More Resilient

Protecting the U.S. electric grid must be an urgent priority and collaborative national security initiative, a forum of 20 experts concluded at...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:40 ET VERTESS Predicts TrumpCare Means "Yuge" Spending on Healthcare IT

Every sector of the healthcare industry is struggling to figure out what TrumpCare will mean to their businesses. Some will do better under...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:27 ET EPA Workers' Union, AFGE, Responds to Scott Pruitt Confirmation

J. David Cox Sr., national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 9,000 employees at the...


Feb 17, 2017, 15:00 ET CAIR Seeks White House Clarification on DHS Proposal to Use National Guard for Immigration Roundups

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Trump...


Feb 17, 2017, 13:20 ET EEI President Tom Kuhn Congratulates Scott Pruitt on His Confirmation as EPA Administrator

EEI President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on Scott Pruitt's confirmation as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator....


Feb 17, 2017, 13:11 ET Liberty Bakery Kitchen Employees Vote To Join Teamsters

Workers at Liberty Bakery Kitchen in Brockton voted this week to join Local 653, joining a dozen drivers at the facility that produces donuts for...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:55 ET Fé y atención médica: T.B. Joshua financia la cirugía de garganta de un joven

El Tercer Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU, que promueve las salud y el bienestar para todos, ayuda a equilibrar la provisión de...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:37 ET Investors Urge Banks to Support Re-routing Dakota Access Pipeline, Protect Water

A coalition of over 130 investors representing over $685 Billion in assets under management called on banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:15 ET Vaccine Safety Documentary Widens Release to Europe Despite Censorship Attempts

America's most controversial documentary, Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe from Cinema Libre Studios, premiered in Belgium, the U.K and France...


Feb 17, 2017, 12:01 ET 139 Representatives Win FRC Action's 'True Blue' Award for Unwavering Support of the Family

Family Research Council (FRC) Action honored Members of Congress with its "True Blue" award for the Member's unwavering commitment and consistent...


Feb 17, 2017, 09:31 ET Forest Products Employees Hit Capitol Hill To Share Local Impacts Of Legislation And Regulations

American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry visited Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress and...


Feb 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Announces Thousands To Rally In Times Square This Sunday In Solidarity With Muslims

New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds will join hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons, and Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic...


Feb 17, 2017, 08:51 ET USW Lauds Bipartisan Effort to Defeat New Hampshire "Right-to-Work"

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union is gratified that House members in New Hampshire soundly defeated so-called "right-to-work"...