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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12:56 ET Erikson Institute's Early Development Initiative Receives $800,000 Investment From McCormick Foundation

This fall, Erikson Institute is launching a pilot project featuring the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a tool that will help communities...


12:25 ET National Republican Congressional Committee Campaign Chair Rep. Greg Walden to Address Sept. 8 National Press Club Newsmaker, Discuss Ability to Keep House Majority, Strategy in Clinton-Trump Context, Issues

 Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Chair of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news...


11:49 ET Citizens For A Pro-Business Delaware Releases Ad Stating The Court Appointed Custodian's Costs Are 'Out Of Control' In TransPerfect Case

Starting this week, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD), an advocacy group focused on saving the jobs of 4,000 TransPerfect employees, is...


10:54 ET "MAKE PB&J GREAT AGAIN": Green America's GMO Inside Campaign Urges Smucker's to Drop GMOs and Related Pesticides

Today, Green America's GMO Inside campaign launched a major push – "Smucker's: Make PB&J Great Again" – to get The J.M. Smucker...


10:00 ET NMB Dismisses Challenges Against Teamsters At Flexjet, Flight Options

On Monday, the National Mediation Board (NMB) dismissed challenges filed by Flexjet and Flight Options against the International Brotherhood of...


09:35 ET DHgate.com to Launch Distribution Warehouse in England For E-Cigs

China's largest B2B focused cross-border e-commerce platform DHgate.com announces the launch of an overseas product distribution warehouse in...


08:00 ET D.C. Association of Grantmakers Offers Lessons in Tackling Race and Racial Justice

 As the country continues to witness economic, racial and other forms of injustice every day, foundations and philanthropists continue to play...


Aug 24, 2016, 19:37 ET Iran News Update - Iran: opposition leader calls for international investigation of massacre of political prisoners

On August 24, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi reiterated that it is imperative to hold an international probe into the 1988 massacre of...


Aug 24, 2016, 19:12 ET Consumer Watchdog Applauds Unanimous CA Assembly Vote To Mandate Use of State Prescription Database to Spur Safe Opioid Prescribing

 With a unanimous vote the California Assembly approved SB 482 today, legislation that will begin reversing the opioid overdose epidemic by...


Aug 24, 2016, 16:41 ET Teamsters Local 986 Wins $4.2 Million Settlement For KAG West Employees

 After fighting on behalf of workers for six years, Teamsters Local 986 has won a $4.2 million back-pay settlement for employees at KAG West in...


Aug 24, 2016, 16:18 ET U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce Applauds Hillary Clinton's Smart Plan to Boost Small Businesses

Today, the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce announces enthusiastic support for Hillary Clinton's comprehensive proposals to jump-start small...


Aug 24, 2016, 15:25 ET Consumer Watchdog Blocks Commerce West 12% Auto Insurance Rate Hike Proposal; Policyholders Save Over $8.2 Million

 Following Consumer Watchdog's petition for a hearing on Commerce West's application to increase its auto insurance policyholders' rates by 12%...


Aug 24, 2016, 14:00 ET Smokers Wage Gap Costs Young Smokers Up to $10,000 Per Year

 Research shows that smokers earn 20 percent2 less than non-smokers, and young adult smokers miss out on up to $10,000 each year1. Teens know...


Aug 24, 2016, 11:00 ET SoCalGas and California Regulators Cry Wolf In Report Claiming Aliso Canyon Needed To Meet Winter Peak Demand, says Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch

 Southern California's winter peak natural gas needs can be met without Aliso Canyon, Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch said today....


Aug 24, 2016, 10:20 ET Teamsters Voice Support For Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

Today, the White House announced the final rule for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order which will put strong protections in place for...


Aug 24, 2016, 09:45 ET Southwest Airlines Pilots Picket at Love Field Airport after Negligible Progress Toward a New Contract

After working more than four years without a contract, pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) gathered today at the Dallas...


Aug 24, 2016, 07:30 ET E&E Legal to Expose Illegality of EPA Human Experiments at Special Public Meeting of National Academy of Sciences

 The illegality of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's experiments on human beings with deadly pollutants will be exposed by Energy...


Aug 24, 2016, 07:04 ET National MS Society and University of Iowa Launch $1 Million Clinical Trial to Test Dietary Approaches to Treating Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has just committed more than $1 million to support a clinical trial at the University of Iowa led by...


Aug 24, 2016, 06:00 ET Coptic Solidarity Files Complaints with the IOC and FIFA Regarding Egypt's Religious Discrimination Against Copts in Athletics

Coptic Solidarity recently filed formal complaints with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with the Fédération Internationale...


Aug 23, 2016, 19:00 ET Save the Children Launches Search-and-Rescue Ship in Deadly Mediterranean

The number of children crossing the Mediterranean compared to the same period last year has risen by more than two-thirds – and this journey...


Aug 23, 2016, 16:12 ET Concord Coalition: Updated Budget Projections Show Why Political Candidates Should Offer Credible Fiscal Reforms

 Projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide further evidence that candidates for federal office should address...


Aug 23, 2016, 15:30 ET California Small Business Owners Will Save $7.8 Million on State Farm Property & Liability Insurance After Consumer Watchdog Rate Challenge

 In response to Consumer Watchdog's challenge to State Farm's proposed rate increases on businesses' liability and property insurance, State...


Aug 23, 2016, 15:07 ET Graduate Student Employees Launch a Nationwide Drive to Organize Unions with SEIU

Following a decision from the NLRB to restore their rights, graduate student employees at private universities across the country are launching a...


Aug 23, 2016, 14:37 ET How Is The Arab American Community Responding To This Year's Presidential Race? James Zogby Offers Insights

It is unlikely that Donald Trump will get even twenty percent of the Arab American vote this election. Whether or not people like Hillary Clinton,...


Aug 23, 2016, 12:00 ET Knights of Columbus Helps Louisiana Respond to Horrific Flooding

 The Knights of Columbus has taken a leadership role in assisting those affected by flooding in and around Baton Rouge, providing both active...