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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24 May, 2017, 20:25 ET AARP Reacts to Latest Projection of Unaffordable Premiums for Older Adults

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released a statement today following the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) release of new...


24 May, 2017, 19:43 ET Retailers React to Swipe Fee Reform Victory

Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) responded to news that House Republicans leaders were removing the repeal of swipe fee reform...


24 May, 2017, 17:51 ET Leading Veterans Groups Respond to VA Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-19

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)—authors of The Independent...


24 May, 2017, 16:40 ET State Ethics Commissioners Asked to Compel Witness Interviews In Complaints Against McFadden and Maviglio For Owning Fracking Shares and Stopping Fracking Ban In CA, reports Consumer Watchdog

Consumer Watchdog today called on the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to reject staff recommendations for minor fines against the...


24 May, 2017, 16:26 ET Tax bill: Tobacco industry wins, kids lose

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 leading Minnesota health organizations, expressed disappointment that legislators passed...


24 May, 2017, 16:17 ET Israeli Cabinet Minister Gilad Erdan to Address AJC Global Forum 2017

Gilad Erdan, a senior member of the Israeli Cabinet, will address the AJC Global Forum 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. The AJC...


24 May, 2017, 16:03 ET Los Angeles Dodgers Visit Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn Foundation is excited to announce the addition of athletes and celebrities in support of The Gentle Barn opening its third location...


24 May, 2017, 14:20 ET Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts will reverse more than a decade of life-saving HIV treatment and prevention rollout and halt promising research

AVAC's Executive director Mitchell Warren today released the following statement on the proposed 2018 budget from the Trump...


24 May, 2017, 13:37 ET 'It Is Time to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,' Says NRB President

NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson joined Jewish and Christian leaders from across the country, along with co-chairs and members of the...


24 May, 2017, 12:43 ET Fighting Air Pollution And Climate Change, Moms Clean Air Force Reaches 1-Million-Member Milestone

The nonprofit Moms Clean Air Force, a community of moms and dads united against air pollution and the urgent climate change crisis, announced today...


24 May, 2017, 12:38 ET New AARP Ads on Age Tax Target Senator Dean Heller in Nevada

AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging Nevada Senator Dean Heller (R) to...


24 May, 2017, 12:32 ET Majority Forward Launches More than $3.5 Million State-Based Issue TV and Digital Ads in Six States: Arizona, Indiana, Nevada, Missouri, Montana & North Dakota

Majority Forward, a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization created to support voter registration and voter turnout efforts, is up with TV and...


24 May, 2017, 12:14 ET Nurse Practitioners Urge Congress to Ensure Stable Funding for Essential Health Care Programs

In response to President Trump's FY 2018 budget proposal, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) released the following...


24 May, 2017, 12:05 ET Beyond Binging: "High-Intensity Drinking"

A substantial proportion of young adults are engaging in levels of alcohol consumption beyond the "binge" threshold, sparking new concerns among...


24 May, 2017, 12:00 ET USW Calls Entire Iron and Steel Sector Important to National Security; Urges Canadian Exemption from Any Measures Due to Economic and Strategic Relationship

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today appeared at a public hearing for the Section 232 Investigation into...


24 May, 2017, 10:33 ET Teamsters, Community Supporters Protest Anti-Union Firings At XPO Logistics

A group of more than 50 Teamsters and supporters, including state lawmakers and the head of the state AFL-CIO, protested outside the XPO Logistics,...


24 May, 2017, 10:11 ET New AARP Ads on Age Tax Target Senators in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada

AARP today announced new television ads against the Age Tax and other provisions in the health care bill, urging Senators to "vote No"...


24 May, 2017, 09:21 ET Fragrance Industry Gathers on Capitol Hill, Advocates for U.S. Manufacturers that Make Scents

Fragrance creators from across the nation today assembled on Capitol Hill to meet with policymakers about the importance of fragrance to the...


24 May, 2017, 08:03 ET NAWBO National Survey Reveals Women Business Owners Plan to Hire More Staff, But Not Incur More Debt

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is announcing results from their Annual Membership Survey. The National Association of...


24 May, 2017, 07:43 ET President's budget would dramatically undermine progress in cancer research and care

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) strongly opposes the extensive cuts to cancer research and Medicaid funding in the Fiscal Year...


24 May, 2017, 07:00 ET Fully Funded 2020 Census Essential to Racial Equity, Inclusive Democracy: Joint Statement from Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations

The Census Bureau is headed toward a potential crisis after Congress allocated significantly less funding to the 2020 Census than experts say is...


24 May, 2017, 00:01 ET Analysis: Trump's 'Taxpayer First' Budget Puts the People Second

In presenting the Trump administration's budget for FY 2018 and beyond, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney claimed that this...


23 May, 2017, 20:07 ET West Health: President's FY 2018 budget proposal would hurt seniors

Dedicated to enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services, West Health...


23 May, 2017, 19:03 ET SEIA Statement on ITC's Decision to Consider Suniva's Petition

Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on today's decision by the...


23 May, 2017, 18:08 ET ADISA Comments on Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta's Op-Ed that DOL Fiduciary Rule will Become Applicable June 9

The Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), the nation's largest trade association representing the non-traded...