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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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...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:30 ET The National Council for Suicide Prevention Hosts the First National Rally to Prevent Suicide on the Steps of the U.S. Capitol

With 123 Americans dying by suicide every day, and the suicide cost to America estimated to be $93.5 billion each year (Shepard et al, SLTB, 2016),...


Apr 19, 2018, 11:20 ET Conservatives Urge U.S. Trade Representative to Include Strong Intellectual Property Protections in Modernized NAFTA

A group of conservatives today asked the U.S. Trade Representative to make intellectual property protections part of the renegotiated North...


Apr 19, 2018, 10:26 ET AFGE Remembers Victims of Oklahoma City Bombing 23 Years After, Reflects on Dangers of Anti-Government Rhetoric

Twenty-three years ago on April 19, 1995, an extremist turned his anti-government views into mass murder when he detonated a bomb packed inside his...


Apr 19, 2018, 09:49 ET Reforming America's Immigration Court

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration examined reform of the country's immigration courts in a...


Apr 18, 2018, 18:52 ET Senate Committee on Health Holds Hearing on West Health Institute-Sponsored Legislation Addressing Denti-Cal Access Issues for Special Needs Patients

Today, the Senate Committee on Health held a hearing to discuss legislation introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, SB 1464, which aims to increase access...


Apr 18, 2018, 17:09 ET Statement by John Thorne - General Counsel of the High Tech Inventors Alliance In reaction to Director Andrei Iancu's Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

"HTIA supports Director Iancu's efforts to enhance innovation through a strong, reliable, and predictable patent ecosystem. Certainly a system that...


Apr 18, 2018, 16:44 ET TSA Union Applauds Greater Orlando Aviation Authority for Overturning Decision to Privatize Airport Screeners

Today the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) voted to rescind its previous controversial vote to begin the process of contracting out...