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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Dec 07, 2017, 11:40 ET USLC: ITC Finds Canadian Subsidies Harm U.S. Producers and Workers; Restores Fair Trade in the Softwood Lumber Industry

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled today that the U.S. lumber industry is materially injured by Canadian government...


Dec 07, 2017, 11:04 ET USW Lauds WTO Panel Affirmation of U.S. Orders on Coated Paper from Indonesia

The World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday rebuffed Indonesia's challenge to the U.S. countervailing duty determination by the U.S. Department of...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:58 ET Largest Federal Union Calls on Congress and the Administration to Keep the Government Open

Ahead of Thursday's meeting between Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate and the White House, American Federation of...


Dec 07, 2017, 10:32 ET truth® Campaign Successful in Saving Lives and Preventing Youth Smoking

With research showing that almost 99 percent of adult smokers start by age 26, Truth Initiative® – the national nonprofit dedicated to making...


Dec 06, 2017, 23:32 ET Oakland City Workers Prepare to Enter Third Day of Strike as City Councilmembers and Mayor Schaaf Fail to Give the Necessary Authority to Further Contract Talks

Following a closed session meeting of Oakland City Council to discuss contract negotiations, City of Oakland leaders and Mayor Schaaf have made no...


Dec 06, 2017, 20:55 ET The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Royal Court Issues a Statement Following Jerusalem Announcement

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia followed, with great disappointment, the announcement made by the President of the United States Donald Trump,...


Dec 06, 2017, 17:31 ET Brady Campaign Condemns House Passage of "Arm Anyone" Legislation as Mourners Prepare for Nationwide Vigils on Gun Violence

As mourners gather today for a national vigil remembering the victims of gun violence, the U.S. House of Representatives passed NRA-backed...


Dec 06, 2017, 17:26 ET CCRKBA Hails Concealed Carry Reciprocity Victory

Today's passage of concealed carry reciprocity legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives is a victory for American gun owners and the Second...


Dec 06, 2017, 17:07 ET California Physical Therapists Support Safety for Athletes but Not AB 1510

In February 2017, Assembly Bill (AB) 1510 was introduced by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, D-Woodland Hills, providing for the licensure of athletic...


Dec 06, 2017, 17:00 ET ATA: RIDOT Publishes Inadequate Environmental Assessment of Impact of Truck Tolls

Today, the American Trucking Associations and its state affiliate, the Rhode Island Trucking Association called on the Federal Highway...


Dec 06, 2017, 16:31 ET AFGE: Merger of TRICARE and Choice Program Shortchanges Veterans

The American Federation of Government Employees thanks Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, Salud Carbajal and Ted Lieu of California, Collin Peterson...


Dec 06, 2017, 16:23 ET LaPresse: el Rey de Marruecos manifiesta su preocupación al Presidente de los Estados Unidos

El Rey de Marruecos, Mohammed VI, en su calidad de Presidente del Comité Al Qods, envió un mensaje al Presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald...


Dec 06, 2017, 15:54 ET LaPresse: Rei de Marrocos manifesta sua preocupação para o presidente dos Estados Unidos

O Rei do Marrocos, Mohammed VI, como Presidente do Comitê Al Qods, enviou uma mensagem ao Presidente dos Estados Unidos, o Sr. Donald Trump,...


Dec 06, 2017, 15:30 ET Mercy Corps Calls For Cease-Fire In Yemen To End Catastrophic Humanitarian Crisis

Civilians are facing dire conditions in Sanaa as fighting there continues to escalate, movement is restricted and access to necessities and...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:54 ET CRN Foundation Pledges Additional Funding to NAD Dietary Supplement Advertising Review Program Through 2020

The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF) today announced that it has committed an additional $735,000 over a three-year period to...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:30 ET Major Veterans Groups Deliver 182k-signature Petition to Congress

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) today...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:20 ET SPIE applauds National Academies report highlighting ultrafast laser technologies

A report published by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine outlines the steps the U.S. must take to regain global...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:11 ET ACLJ: Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capital And Decision To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Is A "Bold And Welcomed Move"

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) said today President Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the...


Dec 06, 2017, 14:01 ET AJC Applauds U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital City

AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, praises President Trump for declaring today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's...


Dec 06, 2017, 13:28 ET FRC, AFA Deliver 77,000 Petitions in Support of Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon

Family Research Council (FRC) and American Family Association (AFA) today delivered a petition with 77,024 signatures to the Pentagon in support of...


Dec 06, 2017, 13:07 ET CAIR, Coalition of Muslim, Interfaith, Human Rights Groups to Hold News Conference Outside White House in Response to Trump's Jerusalem Speech

Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a...


Dec 06, 2017, 12:45 ET President Trump's Jerusalem Announcement a Major Milestone in America's Relationship with Israel, says Family Research Council

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement praising President Trump's plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:49 ET Shoppers, Parents and Health Experts Visit 80+ Dollar Tree and Family Dollar Locations Asking for Toxic Chemical Safety this Holiday Season as Part of Health Campaign

During the busy holiday shopping season, concerned customers and activists alerted dollar store visitors to dangerous chemicals found in some...


Dec 06, 2017, 11:37 ET Let's Get Rid of Cigarettes, Says ASH

Cigarettes are the only consumer good that kills when used as their manufacturer intends. This has become normal in our society, but it shouldn't...


Dec 06, 2017, 09:15 ET Healthcare Providers and Advanced Energy Companies Urge Support for Diversifying Ohio's Energy Portfolio

Today, a group of Ohio healthcare providers and advanced energy companies released a letter calling on lawmakers to support a "comprehensive...