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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Sep 21, 2017, 16:43 ET Massachusetts Medical Aid-in-Dying Supporters Highlight Protections for Vulnerable Populations in End of Life Options Act

In response to a legislative briefing held today at noon by opponents of the End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225), bill supporters highlighted...


Sep 21, 2017, 16:04 ET Emergency Nurses Association Opposes Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA Without Significant Improvements

Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage...


Sep 21, 2017, 15:36 ET Moving Closer To A Strike, UPS Aircraft Mechanics File New Request To Be Released From Mediated Negotiations

Following close to four years of UPS refusing to bargain fairly on a new contract with its aircraft mechanics and related classifications, the...


Sep 21, 2017, 14:52 ET Football Coach Seeks En Banc Rehearing Following Extreme, Far-Reaching Opinion by Three-Judge Appeals Panel

Attorneys for First Liberty Institute today filed a petition on behalf of their client, football coach Joe Kennedy, requesting an en banc rehearing...


Sep 21, 2017, 14:23 ET The Consumer Goods Forum Reaffirms Climate Change Commitment

The Consumer Goods Forum today issued a statement reaffirming its commitment to helping members do their part to tackle climate change and keep...


Sep 21, 2017, 13:02 ET Israel Lobby Initiatives Scrutinized at Historic Fifth Annual Conference on March 2

Just before the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference and mass congressional lobbying day in Washington, DC,...


Sep 21, 2017, 12:29 ET Americans Against Double Taxation Launches Campaign to Protect State and Local Tax Deduction Claimed by 43 Million Taxpayers

Americans Against Double Taxation, a coalition comprised of state and local government organizations, education and other public service providers,...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:09 ET Claas Helmke und Wissenschaftler, Unternehmer und Künstler sind sich einig: Sicherheit und Wohlstand in Deutschland können nur gesichert werden, wenn wir in Sachen nachhaltiges Wirtschaften echte Führung übernehmen

Die Konkurrenz schläft nicht: 250 Millionen Chinesen fahren heute schon 100% elektrisch. Die Zeit für eine zukunftsgewandte Politik ist mehr...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:55 ET Orthodox Jewish Community Safe Against Threat of Arrest for Practicing Their Faith for Now

On the eve of the Jewish High Holy Days, attorneys with First Liberty Institute obtained assurances from attorneys representing animal rights...


Sep 21, 2017, 09:30 ET "Deep breathing exercises and clean air will extend millions of lives!" says Dr. Patricia Bragg

"The next, two big steps in improving human health in the US and worldwide are cleaning our air and teaching people how to breathe properly again!"...


Sep 21, 2017, 06:00 ET Aegis Living Joins Restore Civility Movement

Embracing differences and celebrating diversity has always been a core value at Aegis Living. Now, the national leader in assisted living and...


Sep 20, 2017, 19:44 ET Culinary Union Files Another Round of Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Brookfield Owned Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

Today, the Culinary Union filed another round of unfair labor practice charges against the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with the National...


Sep 20, 2017, 18:31 ET Blue Diamond Growers Supports the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act in the U.S. Senate

Blue Diamond Growers, the world's largest non-profit almond processing and marketing cooperative representing over half of California's almond...


Sep 20, 2017, 18:21 ET North American Flame Retardant Alliance Expresses Extreme Disappointment In CPSC Vote

In response to today's Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) three to two vote to convene a Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel to review...


Sep 20, 2017, 17:55 ET California Department of Insurance Says It Has Corrected Overcharges Exposed by ProPublica Analysis of Discrimination by Auto Insurance Companies; Consumer Watchdog Says It Will Press For Further Action

Acting in response to an investigative report by journalists at ProPublica, the California Department of Insurance has ordered two insurance...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:38 ET Michigan Chamber of Commerce Opposes Excise Taxes That Hurt Local Economies

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today in both the State House and Senate that...


Sep 20, 2017, 16:31 ET State and Local Elected Officials, Realtors, Others Host Conference Call to Launch Americans Against Double Taxation

State and local elected officials, realtors and others will host a media conference call on Thursday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. EDT to launch...


Sep 20, 2017, 14:23 ET AFGE responds to ruling in OPM data breach lawsuit

American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement: "Two years ago, nearly 22...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:15 ET VA Citizens Consumer Council: To Spare Ratepayers' Wallets, SCC Should Require Dominion To Kill, Not "Pause," Costly Nuclear Reactor Plans

Dominion Energy took a step in the right direction when it hit the pause button on its controversial $19.2 billion plans for the North Anna-3...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:15 ET San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker announced today that they had filed separate lawsuits on...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation

On the heels of a statewide advertising project undertaken by the Catholic Church in Michigan titled "Freedom to Serve" that promotes religious...


Sep 20, 2017, 13:01 ET Landmark Decision on Household Products with Toxic Flame Retardants Protects Children from Harmful Chemicals

Today, in a precedent-setting decision, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has granted a petition to ban children's products, furniture,...


Sep 20, 2017, 12:17 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency's continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the...


Sep 20, 2017, 11:04 ET AJC Applauds German Government's Adoption of Anti-Semitism "Working Definition"

AJC welcomes the German government decision to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism...


Sep 20, 2017, 10:05 ET PA Principals Association / Pre-K for PA Releases Report, Urges Support for Substantial Investments in High-Quality Pre-k

Nearly 99% of elementary school principals agree that publicly funded, high-quality pre-k is an important tool for preparing children for...


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