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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11:59 ET Humane Farming Association forms ballot committee to defeat egg industry, HSUS, initiative.

The Humane Farming Association (HFA) is forming a campaign committee to oppose a controversial ballot initiative that would repeal and replace...


Apr 20, 2018, 18:46 ET Nexus Services Takes on NY & VA To Protect Immigrant Privacy Rights

Nexus Services, Inc., the small business made famous for standing up to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bureaucratic overreach, is...


Apr 20, 2018, 17:08 ET First Student Westmont Bus Monitors Vote To Join Teamsters Local 777

With more than 80 percent voting in favor of union representation, school bus monitors at First Student in Westmont, Ill. have become the newest...


Apr 20, 2018, 16:48 ET AFGE Endorses Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona for Re-election

The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Rep. Ruben Gallego for another term representing the 7th...


Apr 20, 2018, 12:00 ET AFGE Endorses Minnesota's Dan Feehan for Congress

The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Dan Feehan for the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota's...


Apr 20, 2018, 11:24 ET Saga Nagoya Securities Comments on Allergan and Shire Pharmaceutical Acquisition

TOKYO, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Saga Nagoya Securities has recently reported and commented on the pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc as they...


Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 ET Aluminum Industry Leaders Urge Trump Administration to Stay the Course on Section 232 Relief

Yesterday, three high profile aluminum industry leaders co-signed a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross and United States Trade Ambassador...


Apr 19, 2018, 20:06 ET Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Urges Swift Senate Passage of Bill to Protect Religious Institutions

The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council praised the Senate Judiciary Committee for unanimously voting out of committee the "Protecting Religiously...


Apr 19, 2018, 19:06 ET Laid-off pulp and paper workers, with the community, team up to picket WestRock

Community members, pulp and paper workers, and economic-justice advocates will hold a picket April 24 to demand that WestRock, owners of the...


Apr 19, 2018, 18:29 ET Inflammatory speech by the Houthi leader targets Baha'is in Yemen with genocidal intent

On March 23rd, Mr. Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthis in Yemen, gave a televised speech that vehemently vilified and denounced the...


Apr 19, 2018, 18:13 ET Anti-Zionist Jews of New York To Protest Israel On Its 70th Independence Day

This Friday, April 20, 2018, hundreds of anti-Zionist Jews from the Orthodox community will hold a demonstration organized by Israel Versus Judaism...


Apr 19, 2018, 17:16 ET CAIR, Muslim, Arab-American, Asian-American, Anti-Torture Groups to Urge Rejection of Pompeo's Confirmation as Secretary of State

On Friday, April 20, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join other Muslim, Arab-American, Asian-American, and anti-torture...


Apr 19, 2018, 16:53 ET Patients With Medical Horror Stories Demand the California Medical Board Back Patient Bill of Rights Requiring Transparency, Accountability To Prevent Patient Harm, Reports Consumer Watchdog

Patients who were sexually assaulted by doctors and lost loved ones to doctors' negligence shared their medical horror stories today and pressed...


Apr 19, 2018, 16:19 ET The American Waterways Operators Responds to Senate Vote Against Vessel Incidental Discharge Act

Yesterday, the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017, due to inclusion of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) within the bill, failed by...


Apr 19, 2018, 15:21 ET Organizing Victory: Airgas Employees Vote to Join Teamsters Local 174

Yesterday morning, 23 Airgas drivers in the Seattle area voted to become members of Teamsters Local 174. The group of drivers, who perform a wide...


Apr 19, 2018, 15:13 ET Amref Health Africa Staff Named to TIME 100

Kenyan Nice Nailantei Leng'ete on TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Amref Health...


Apr 19, 2018, 14:53 ET Wiley Rein's Daniel B. Pickard, Counsel to the Coalition of American Flange Producers, Issues Open Letter to Producers, Importers, and Purchasers of Stainless Steel Flanges

Today, Wiley Rein LLP partner Daniel B. Pickard, counsel to the Coalition of American Flange Producers, issued an open letter to producers,...


Apr 19, 2018, 14:39 ET Stop the IRS from Blocking Patients' Use of Health Savings Accounts for Direct Primary Care, Doctors and Patients Tell Congress

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) sent a letter today, signed by 1,125 doctors and patients, to the Senate Finance and...


Apr 19, 2018, 14:12 ET Californians for Consumer Privacy Calls on Google to Drop Opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act and Stop the Tracking of Kids

Today, Californians for Consumer Privacy called on Google to stop funding the opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act and to stop the...


Apr 19, 2018, 12:35 ET Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Urges Organizations to Integrate Health IT into Safety Programs

Health information technology (IT) is integral to healthcare today. The health IT ecosystem includes combinations of "home grown" legacy systems,...


Apr 19, 2018, 12:31 ET American College of Surgeons Advocates for a Consensus Strategy to Prevent Injury, Disability, and Death from Firearms

Today, leaders of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) publicly released a set of common sense strategies to reduce...


Apr 19, 2018, 12:21 ET Suspicious Organic Grain Shipment Intercepted at U.S. Port, Reports The Cornucopia Institute

Twenty-five thousand metric tons of purportedly organic corn grown in Russia, Moldova, and Kazakhstan currently sits on the M/V Mountpark, a United...


Apr 19, 2018, 12:13 ET Goodwill Industries International Awards Minnesota Goodwill Director, Nine Members Of Congress

Nine members of Congress, along with the director of public affairs at Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) (St. Paul), were presented with...


Apr 19, 2018, 12:02 ET Amref Health Africa Staff Named to TIME 100

Kenyan Nice Nailantei Leng'ete on TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people NEW YORK, April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Amref Health...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:37 ET AJC Praises Senate Judiciary Committee Action to Protect Religious Institutions

AJC praised the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing today the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018. "The need for...