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May 17, 2018, 16:43 ET Florida Citizens Alliance: Why are Florida school boards violating Florida law?

The 20,000+ supporters of Florida Citizens Alliance find the violation of Florida Laws to be illegal and unacceptable indoctrination of our 2.8M...


May 17, 2018, 16:29 ET AFGE: OPM Attacks Federal Employees' Representational Rights

The Trump administration's efforts to demonize labor unions hit a new low today with the release of a statement by the Office of Personnel...


May 17, 2018, 16:07 ET Royston Carr Asset Management Comments as Brent Oil Rises Above $80 Due to Supply Worries

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Royston Carr Asset Management research analysts commented on recent Oil price fluctuations as they hit...


May 17, 2018, 15:47 ET CAIR to Argue Against Trump Administration's First Claim of State Secrets Privilege in Watchlist Case

On Friday, May 18, the CAIR Legal Defense Fund of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will argue against the Trump administration's...


May 17, 2018, 15:09 ET APMA Lauds Passage of VA MISSION Act

The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) applauds the approval of critically important legislation to support America's veterans. S 2372,...


May 17, 2018, 15:07 ET Trucking Moves America Forward Advocates for Infrastructure Investments During Infrastructure Week

Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, announced it is once again an official affiliate of...


May 17, 2018, 12:31 ET Governors' Clean Transportation Pledge Builds Momentum; Northeast Stakeholders Converge On Hartford Next Week

On May 21, in Connecticut, a broad-based meeting of lawmakers, business leaders, transportation experts, and others will provide the best...


May 17, 2018, 11:40 ET Michigan Chamber Applauds Senate Passage Of Legislation To Repeal And Replace Health Insurance Tax On Employers, Individuals

Michigan Chamber Vice President of Business Advocacy Wendy Block issued the following statement today in response to the State Senate's passage of...


May 17, 2018, 10:41 ET LISC to testify before Congress on May 17th on the potential for significant economic gains in newly designated Opportunity Zones

Maurice A. Jones, president and CEO of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation's top community investment...


May 17, 2018, 09:00 ET History at Our Feet -- Guatemala Moves Their Embassy to Jerusalem

On May 16, 2018, the Republic of Guatemala moved their embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital Jerusalem. President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala...


May 16, 2018, 20:20 ET Paralyzed Veterans of America Applauds House Passage of VA MISSION Act

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) issued the following statement today from its Executive Director, Carl Blake, in response to the House passage...


May 16, 2018, 19:22 ET VA Mission Act 'Imperils' the Future of Veterans' Health Care

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed S. 2372 – the VA Mission Act – opening the door to the privatization of the country's largest...


May 16, 2018, 17:00 ET Rolling Thunder® Inc.'s 31st Memorial Demonstration Still Asking Accountability for Prisoners of War/Missing in Action

This year is the organization's 31st demonstration in support of POW/MIA and Veterans' Issues. Speakers for this year include John LeBoutillier,...


May 16, 2018, 16:53 ET NGOs and Health Experts Call on New York City to Get Municipal Fleets Off Diesel

On the eve of New York City Council executive budget hearings, Energy Vision and other NGOs and prominent health experts called on the City to stop...


May 16, 2018, 16:30 ET AFGE Endorses New York's Anthony Brindisi for Congress

The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Anthony Brindisi for the U.S. House of Representatives for New...


May 16, 2018, 13:58 ET Realtors® Focus on the Future of Fair Housing

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, joined thousands of members of the National Association of Realtors®...


May 16, 2018, 13:39 ET COA Physician Survey: Medicare Part B Proposals Will Harm Patients, Increase Costs and Bureaucracy

A survey released today by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) finds that the majority of physicians are very concerned that recent proposals to...


May 16, 2018, 13:31 ET Feeding America Statement On House Consideration of the 2018 Farm Bill

"Feeding America is deeply concerned that the Farm Bill being brought to the House floor, today, will cause irreversible damage to the people we...


May 16, 2018, 13:07 ET Asm. Autumn Burke Provides a Solution to Trump's Tax Attack on California

Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood), introduced AB 2217 today to combat the disastrous effects of the federal tax overhaul on California. AB...


May 16, 2018, 12:05 ET AARP Illinois calls for up-or-down Senate vote on drug price-gouging law

AARP Illinois issued the following statement Wednesday calling for an up-or-down vote soon in the Illinois Senate on HB 4900, which could push...


May 16, 2018, 11:27 ET Pollo hecho en México: Nueva investigación de Igualdad Animal sobre la cruel industria de la carne de pollo

El equipo de investigaciones de Igualdad Animal revela por primera vez el proceso de producción de la carne de pollo en México. La organización...


May 16, 2018, 10:44 ET Religious Leaders Join AJC Appeal Urging Secretary Pompeo to Appoint Anti-Semitism Envoy

More than 1,100 religious leaders across the United States have joined with AJC in calling for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to appoint a new...


May 16, 2018, 09:10 ET Songwriters Call On Senators To Support The Music Modernization Act During ASCAP's "Stand With Songwriters" Advocacy Day On May 17

Award-winning songwriters will convene on Capitol Hill tomorrow, May 17, to meet with elected officials as part of the annual American Society of...


May 16, 2018, 08:07 ET Marapharm Ventures Inc. - U.S. Marijuana Reform Bill Historical First!

KELOWNA, BC, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Marapharm Ventures Inc. (CSE: MDM) (OTCQX: MRPHF) (FSE: 2M0) '("Marapharm" or the "Company") is delighted...


May 16, 2018, 07:02 ET Women's March Chicago Organizers Endorse Ratification by Illinois of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U. S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution does not provide specific protections for women, and Women's March Chicago organizers are seeking to change that. The...