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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Mar 24, 2017, 08:18 ET "Yes, Obama Wiretapped Trump: 'Incidental' Unmasking and Obama Also Gave Anti-Trump Bureaucrats Unprecedented Access to NSA Intel to Leak with Ex. Or. 12333," says D.C. Law Prof. Victor Williams

"President Trump's tweets were 100% right. Trump Tower was wiretapped," says Washington D.C Law Professor Victor Williams: "21st Century...


Mar 24, 2017, 07:54 ET No Time to Spare: Tamil Community Calls for Concrete Action on Accountability, Reconciliation and End to Human Rights Abuses in Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Council adopted a new resolution on Sri Lanka on Thursday. The United States Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), British...


Mar 23, 2017, 18:04 ET Feinstein Quoted Scalia Out Of Context To Push Agenda, Says SAF

Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein quoted the Supreme Court's 2008 Heller ruling out of context while questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch during this...


Mar 23, 2017, 16:55 ET ACEP Statement: Health Care Legislation Must Include Coverage for Emergency Medical Care

ACEP issued a statement today in response to the possible stripping away of mandatory insurance coverage of emergency medical care in the House of...


Mar 23, 2017, 16:32 ET ATA Leaders, Professional Drivers Deliver Policy Message to President Trump

Today, members of the American Trucking Associations, along with a contingent of America's Road Team Captains – ATA's group of elite professional...


Mar 23, 2017, 15:58 ET New Markets Tax Credit Briefing Demonstrates Credit's Success in Rural and Urban Communities

The NMTC Coalition hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to share information on the impact of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) in rural and...


Mar 23, 2017, 13:22 ET U.S. Producers Fight Back Against Surge of Chinese Hardwood Plywood Imports to the U.S. Prior to Trade Orders

The Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood has filed "critical circumstances" petitions with the Department of Commerce, to stop a recent...


Mar 23, 2017, 13:20 ET Shareholder Advocate Targets Six Banks Not Paying Same Interest To Gender Pay Equity As U.S. Tech Leaders

If 2016 was the year in which leading U.S. tech companies yielded to shareholder demands to address gender pay equity, 2017 is so far shaping up as...


Mar 23, 2017, 13:05 ET Statement By CUB Executive Director David Kolata On $17 Million ComEd Rate Cut

We thank the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) for approving a $17.5 million Commonwealth Edison rate cut. This is good news for ComEd customers....


Mar 23, 2017, 11:49 ET Commissioner Doak Praises Bill That Could Reduce Homeowners Rates

Lawmakers in the state House have unanimously given their approval to a bill that could save Oklahomans money on their homeowners insurance. House...


Mar 23, 2017, 11:40 ET Teamsters Sound Alarm Over Low Pay For Mechanics And Subcontracting Of Critical Maintenance Work

The Teamsters Airline Division and Teamsters Local 284 are concerned that NetJets management is ignoring a growing shortage of qualified aircraft...


Mar 23, 2017, 11:07 ET Picture Perfect Protocol

When Don Henley wrote the lyrics "People love it when you lose, they love dirty laundry," he probably never guessed the ever increasing prevalence...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:38 ET UNESCO Ambassadors Visiting Israel with AJC Project Interchange and Israeli Ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen

Israeli Ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama-Hacohen is escorting a delegation of ambassadors to UNESCO on a trip to Israel, organized by AJC Project...


Mar 23, 2017, 10:11 ET New Coalition Formed to Save NIH Funding

In response to last week's proposed budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a new organization has emerged to help preserve...


Mar 23, 2017, 04:00 ET Trump's Budget At Odds With Public's Priorities

An innovative survey from the University of Maryland's Program for Public Consultation (PPC) reveals significant differences between the budget...


Mar 23, 2017, 04:00 ET US & Europe At Risk Of Deadly Nuclear Attack From Rogue States & Terror Groups

Joint Event Being Held Today in Washington DC With Nuclear Threat Initiative The International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear...


Mar 22, 2017, 21:13 ET Washington State Providers and Delivery System Speak out Against the American Health Care Act

Five organizations that represent Washington State's largest health care delivery systems, physicians and providers are stating their opposition to...


Mar 22, 2017, 19:15 ET Nurse Practitioners Respond to New Version of American Health Care Act

As lawmakers continue to consider modifications to H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA), the American Association of Nurse...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:07 ET Teamsters Local 251 Contract Approved By Fall River City Council

Teamsters Local 251 is pleased to announce that the Fall River City Council has approved, by an 8-1 vote, a collective bargaining agreement for the...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:05 ET Nurse Practitioners Will Go To Albany To Urge Passage of Important Patient-Centered Legislation

Nurse practitioners from across New York State will be in Albany for their annual Capital Day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to lobby for important...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:52 ET Actuaries Outline Implications of American Health Care Act for Medicaid and the Individual Market

The American Academy of Actuaries' Individual and Small Group Markets Committee and Medicaid Subcommittee provided an actuarial perspective on the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:29 ET BREAKING: Nevada Legislature Votes to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

The ERA Coalition welcomes the news that the Nevada legislature voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) today. Most Americans think the...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:27 ET Dangerous Conditions in Whole Woman's Health Abortion Clinics Reason Enough for Health and Safety Standards, Notes AUL

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has released a witness list in advance of Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Neil...


Mar 22, 2017, 15:02 ET American Beverage Institute Urges Governor Herbert to Support 24/7 Sobriety Program, Not .05

Today, the American Beverage Institute asked Utah Governor Gary Herbert to support reducing alcohol-related traffic fatalities in Utah by signing a...


Mar 22, 2017, 14:06 ET IDFA President and CEO Urges Congress to Address Risk Management for Milk Processors and Farmers in Testimony before House Agriculture Committee

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), testified today before the House Committee on...