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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25 May, 2017, 14:46 ET America Needs Bipartisan Agreement on Health Insurance

"The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report that 23 million would lose insurance under the House healthcare reform bill is news that no one...


25 May, 2017, 14:17 ET Families Who Support Charter Schools Are Penalized Under Current Funding Formula

Charter schools are public schools of choice that only exist if parents choose them. They are very popular and have been a vital part of Florida's...


25 May, 2017, 13:31 ET Kidney Community Applauds Bipartisan Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation that elevates care, expands access, and promotes research to benefit...


25 May, 2017, 12:30 ET Israeli-Americans in Nevada Champion Anti-Discrimination Bill to Final Passage

Organized by the Israeli-American Coalition for Action (IAC for Action), the Israeli-American community in Nevada successfully led a grassroots...


25 May, 2017, 11:29 ET Knights of Columbus Urges Public to Help Iraqi Christians as Humanitarian Crisis Looms

Following the shared concerns about Christians in the Middle East expressed by Pope Francis and President Trump at their recent meeting, the...


25 May, 2017, 11:17 ET Los legisladores escuchan a los consumidores hispanos en el Día de Movilización sobre la Seguridad de los Cosméticos

"Los consumidores merecen saber que su rutina cotidiana de aplicar maquillaje, usar lociones para después de afeitar o lavar el cabello de sus...


25 May, 2017, 11:09 ET CCRKBA To Seattle: 'Gun Violence Tax Is A Monumental Failure!'

Almost two years after the City of Seattle adopted a hastily-crafted "gun violence tax" ostensibly aimed at reducing so-called "gun violence," city...


25 May, 2017, 09:29 ET Lawmakers Hear from Hispanic Consumers In Day of Action on Cosmetics Safety

"Consumers deserve to know that their daily routine of applying makeup, using aftershave, or washing their children's hair will not put their...


25 May, 2017, 09:10 ET United Spinal to Host New York Disability Advocate Jose Hernandez for "Roll on Capitol Hill" in D.C.

United Spinal Association will host Jose Hernandez from the Bronx, New York, at its 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill, June 11-14 in Washington,...


25 May, 2017, 07:37 ET Los Angeles Dodgers visitan Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn Foundation (Fundación The Gentle Barn) se complace en anunciar el apoyo de atletas y celebridades para que The Gentle Barn abra su...


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...