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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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...


Aug 23, 2016, 10:03 ET Holy Land Principles to Face Cisco Again

 The shareholder campaign forges ahead to hold American companies doing business in Israel/Palestine accountable for their fair...


Aug 23, 2016, 09:00 ET GoTopless: 'A cultural revolution to change the world'

  On August 28, the women's rights organization GoTopless will hold its 9th annual GoTopless Day in the US and around the world triggering a...


Aug 22, 2016, 23:16 ET The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Three Statements Regarding Important Civil Rights Issues

 The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights issued three official statements, each by majority vote. The statements relate to: - Applauding...


Aug 22, 2016, 18:25 ET Illinois Justice Project Says Signing of Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bills Will Improve Public Safety

 Paula Wolff, Director of the Illinois Justice Project, issued the following statement on Monday about Gov. Rauner's approval of a series of...


Aug 22, 2016, 17:26 ET Family Research Council Statement on Judge's Rebuke of Obama's Overreach on Bathrooms

Yesterday, Judge Reed O'Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama...


Aug 22, 2016, 16:58 ET Local Bill Introduced to Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21 in St. Louis County

Local public health organizations and healthcare institutions support legislation introduced today by St. Louis County Councilman, Dr. Sam Page...


Aug 22, 2016, 16:18 ET CAIR Demands Firing of Trump Staffers Who Posted Racist, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Mexican Messages Online

 The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today demanded that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump fire paid campaign staffers who...


Aug 22, 2016, 15:44 ET Workplace Flexibility For Family Caregivers New State Law

Governor Rauner has signed into law a bill permitting employees to use up to six months of earned sick leave benefits for caregiving...


Aug 22, 2016, 14:20 ET Stock Albuterol in Schools is Critical for Asthma Emergencies

Since enactment of the Asthmatic Schoolchildren's Treatment and Health Management Act of 2004, students with asthma have had the right to...


Aug 22, 2016, 12:48 ET Denver Consulting Group Co-Founder Greg Gamet Calls Out ESPN for Anti-Cannabis Propaganda

 DCG (www.denverconsultinggroup.com), the nation's leading cannabis industry consultancy, announced that company co-founder, Greg Gamet, has...


Aug 22, 2016, 10:49 ET Save the Children Hopes President Obama's Baton Rouge Visit Will Shine a Spotlight on Vulnerable Children and Education Needs

Thousands of Louisiana children remain displaced, distressed and unable to return to school, leaving them and their futures extremely vulnerable,...


Aug 22, 2016, 10:30 ET In the Digital Age, Book Empowers Adults to Better Use Technology with Young Children

 A first-of-its-kind guide to help adults better use technology with children was released today. Edited by Erikson Institute's internationally...