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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Apr 29, 2016, 18:53 ET Independent Maps Completes Massive Petition Drive

Independent Maps, the non-partisan statewide coalition advocating for redistricting reform, announced on Friday that its yearlong petition campaign...


Apr 29, 2016, 17:15 ET CAIR Says Trump's Continued Use of 'Pig's Blood' Myth Endangers American Muslims

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


Apr 29, 2016, 16:02 ET National Federation of the Blind Condemns Delay of Web Accessibility Regulations

The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's leading advocate for equal access by the blind to information and...


Apr 29, 2016, 15:00 ET CWA Launches VerizonGreed.com As Verizon Moves to Cut Off Benefits for 100K Workers, Family Members

As the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and IBEW enter the third week of the strike, Verizon intends to cut off benefits for 108,000...


Apr 29, 2016, 13:27 ET Alzheimer's Association Statement on Reagan Comedy

You can attribute this text to Harry Johns, Alzheimer's Association president and CEO. "The Alzheimer's Association is appalled that anyone would...


Apr 29, 2016, 13:17 ET Dental Leaders Advocate for Top Oral Health Executive

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), the American Association of Public Health...


Apr 29, 2016, 13:04 ET ClearPath Action Issues Letter of Support for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act

ClearPath Action, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, has issued a...


Apr 29, 2016, 11:04 ET FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Commends U.S. Army for Retaining Sgt. Martland

 Last night, the U.S. Army decided to retain Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, who was facing discharge by...


Apr 29, 2016, 10:15 ET New Study Exposes the Growing Problem of Patent Aggregators and Aggregators' Negative Impact on Innovation in the United States

 The new study, co-authored by Professor Lauren Cohen of Harvard Business School, Professor Umit Gurun of the University of Texas at Dallas,...


Apr 29, 2016, 09:00 ET May is National Osteoporosis Month

NOF is kicking off National Osteoporosis Month today with the launch of its redesigned website: www.nof.org. The new website provides a more...


Apr 29, 2016, 08:30 ET American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Opposes Legislation that Restricts Patient Choice

 In a landscape of special interest legislation, a problematic trend is appearing in the world of medicine. A series of state-level legislative...


Apr 29, 2016, 07:55 ET Parity: The Reason Substance Abuse Treatment Beds Are Hard To Come By

 The following was written by Robert Piccone, M.S., President, Clearbrook Treatment Centers: Do you ever wonder why there are not enough...


Apr 29, 2016, 07:55 ET Yisrayl Hawkins says the Use of BC and AD to label Number Years is Incorrect and Offers Truth

 Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has written a new publication highlighting inconsistencies of...


Apr 28, 2016, 21:27 ET ACLJ Calls Decision By Army To Retain Decorated Green Beret Hero A "Significant Victory" Saying "Justice Has Been Served"

 The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), which has been advocating for Sergeant First Class (SFC) Charles Martland – a...


Apr 28, 2016, 19:30 ET Knights of Columbus CEO: UN Has Vital Role in Resolving Genocide in Middle East

 The United Nations can play a vital role in helping resolve the genocide and related humanitarian crisis now unfolding in the Middle East,...


Apr 28, 2016, 18:36 ET Supermayoría de estados prohíbe el alcohol en polvo

 Alcohol Justice informa que 31 estados ya han legislado o regulado prohibiciones completas sobre el alcohol en polvo, y que California...


Apr 28, 2016, 18:26 ET Colorado Petroleum Council: Senate rejection of anti-business proposals protects consumers, safety and state economy

 Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley applauded the Senate Agricultural, Natural Resources and Energy Committee for...


Apr 28, 2016, 17:16 ET Professional Insurance Agents Laud House for Passing Bipartisan Private Flood Insurance Bill

The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) commends the House of Representatives for passing the Flood Insurance Market Parity...


Apr 28, 2016, 17:10 ET N.Y. Carpenters Union Calls on Yonkers Industrial Development Authority to Promote Fair Bidding

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters has issued the following statement regarding the City of Yonkers and the city's Industrial Development...


Apr 28, 2016, 16:40 ET United Palestinian Appeal: Cultivating and Delivering Hope

 Providing aid and bolstering development in a region that has been a perennial conflict zone since 1948 is both demanding and rewarding....


Apr 28, 2016, 16:19 ET Flood Insurance Legislation Promises Flexibility for Consumers

Property owners who opt to purchase flood insurance in the private market rather than through the National Flood Insurance Program may do so under...


Apr 28, 2016, 16:08 ET Democratic National Convention Committee Launches New, Cutting-Edge DemConvention.com

Ahead of Philly Tech Week, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today launched a completely revamped website, part of the...


Apr 28, 2016, 16:07 ET El Comité de la Convención Nacional Demócrata lanza el nuevo sitio web de vanguardia DemConvention.com

Justo antes de la semana tecnológica de Filadelfia ("Philly Tech Week"), el Comité de la Convención Nacional Demócrata (DNCC,...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:56 ET Family Research Council Statement on Tennessee SB 1556

Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed Senate Bill 1556, which prevents counselors and therapists from being forced to counsel in a...


Apr 28, 2016, 15:49 ET IAITAM: U.S. Companies Need To Gear Up Now For New EU Data Privacy Regulations

Thousands of American companies that do business in Europe directly or online with European customers will need to start reckoning with data...