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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16:55 ETUPDATE: Ground 'Deathtrap' Duck Boats Now After Missouri Disaster, Urges Robert Mongeluzzi's Philadelphia Law Firm

Trial attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi's Philadelphia law firm, which demonstrated at trial how tourist duck boats are engineered 'deathtraps' operating ...


16:36 ETAFGE Mourns Loss of Minnesota Correctional Officer

The American Federation of Government Employees offers condolences to the family and coworkers of Joseph Gomm, a Minnesota state correctional officer ...


14:27 ETSAF, NRA Sue Seattle Over Storage Ordinance That Violates State Law

The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan over adoption ...


13:44 ETImmediate calls to end commercial whaling as genetic testing confirms whale harpooned in Iceland was rare hybrid

Conservationists are calling for an immediate end to commercial whaling in Iceland after genetic testing revealed a whale harpooned in Icelandic...


11:33 ETHoffa Joins U.S. Reps., Union Leaders, Retirees At Town Hall To Protect Pensions

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Dingell, UAW International Union President Gary Jones, and...


10:07 ETAIA Ohio Asks the Supreme Court to Bar Untimely Malpractice Claims

On July 12, 2018, AIA Ohio filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief with the Ohio Supreme Court in support of a local architect's...


Jul 19, 2018, 13:36 ETCAIR Calls on Congress, Trump Administration and International Community to Act Against New Israeli 'Apartheid' Law

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Congress, the...


Jul 19, 2018, 12:09 ETPCMA Statement on the Administration's Rx Rebates Proposal

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt released the following statement on the new Health and Human...


Jul 19, 2018, 11:47 ETAFGE Endorses Congressman Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General

Today the American Federation of Government Employees announced its endorsement of Rep. Keith Ellison in his race to be Minnesota's next Attorney...


Jul 19, 2018, 10:00 ETFoundation Fighting Blindness Urges Congress to Pass 'Eye-Bonds' Legislation

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) strongly supports a bipartisan bill introduced late Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the U.S. House of...


Jul 19, 2018, 09:30 ETStatement From Ovation's Stand For The Arts Coalition In Response To The Defeat Of The Grothman Amendment

"On behalf of Ovation and our Stand For The Arts Coalition, we are thrilled that the amendment introduced by Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) to reduce...


Jul 19, 2018, 09:00 ETStrauss Brands Endorses Petition to Update Meat Labeling Standards

Strauss Brands, leader in ethical and sustainable livestock practices, is rallying support for a petition recently filed by the American Grassfed...


Jul 19, 2018, 00:01 ETWhen We All Vote Launches National Voter Registration & Participation Initiative

When We All Vote—a new, nonpartisan, not-for-profit—was created recognizing three critical facts about electoral participation in our country: Our...


Jul 18, 2018, 21:47 ETAJC Criticizes Knesset Adoption of Nation-State Bill

AJC is deeply disappointed that the Israeli Knesset, with the active support of Prime Minister Netanyahu, adopted today the controversial...


Jul 18, 2018, 17:49 ETFAIR Commends Passage of Resolution Supporting ICE and Calls for Increased Funding for Immigration Enforcement

The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) regarding passage of H. Res. 990, ...


Jul 18, 2018, 15:53 ETAFGE to Protest President Trump in Court and the Streets on #RedforFeds Day

With oral arguments set to begin in AFGE v. Trump in exactly seven days, the nation's largest federal union is announcing #RedforFeds day on July 25...


Jul 18, 2018, 14:45 ETNew Civil Liberties Alliance Seeks Rulemaking to Keep Department of Justice from Enforcing Mere "Guidance" Instead of Law

Today the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) petitioned the Department of Justice (DOJ) to initiate rulemaking to prohibit any part of DOJ from...


Jul 18, 2018, 14:39 ETConsumer Watchdog Calls on U.S. Antitrust Authorities to Follow Europe's $5.1 Billion Lead, Take Action Against Google's Android Abuses; Five U.S. Groups Send Letter Backing Vestager

Consumer Watchdog today called on U.S. antitrust authorities to follow the lead of Europe's top competition official, Margrethe Vestager, and take...


Jul 18, 2018, 13:58 ETLatino Community Foundation mobilizes largest network of California Latino philanthropists to demand citizenship question be removed from 2020 U.S. Census

Today more than 120 members of the Latino Community Foundation's Latino Giving Circle Network® demanded the U.S. Dept. of Commerce remove a question...


Jul 18, 2018, 12:27 ETCongressional Support Growing to Send the "Cadillac Tax" to the Junkyard

The Alliance to Fight the 40 | Don't Tax My Health Care applauds congressional leaders for continued efforts to garner support to repeal the...


Jul 18, 2018, 12:21 ETUSW: Striking Miners Will Rally Friday at Hecla Headquarters

The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Friday, July 20, 2018, the union will sponsor a rally at Hecla Mining Company's (NYSE: HL)...


Jul 18, 2018, 12:14 ETNew York State Nurses Association Announces Historic Multi-Million Dollar Settlement of Gender Discrimination Claims Against the City of New York Affecting Over 1,600 Public Hospital Nurses

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) announced today a historic multi-million-dollar settlement of sex discrimination claims against the...


Jul 18, 2018, 11:14 ETUr-Energy and Energy Fuels Announce U.S. Department of Commerce Has Initiated Investigation into Effects of Uranium Imports on U.S. National Security

DENVER, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU; TSX: EFR) ("Energy Fuels") and Ur-Energy Inc. (NYSE American: URG; TSX:...


Jul 18, 2018, 11:09 ETNew Report: Generics, Not PBMs, Key Driver of Lower Prescription Drug Spending

Despite the public relations battle cry among pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that they are the primary causal drivers of lower prescription drug...