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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Feb 12, 2018, 14:01 ET Service Year Alliance rejects the Administration's budget proposal, calls for an increased investment in national service

"National service is indispensable. The 75,000 young people who serve every year with national service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps,...


Feb 12, 2018, 13:16 ET National LTC Pharmacy Group Praises Trump White House Report Targeting PBM "Lack of Transparency"

The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today praised a new report from the President Trump's Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) that continues...


Feb 12, 2018, 13:02 ET White House budget proposal continues to miscalculate the value of libraries

In its FY 2019 budget released today, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and hundreds of...


Feb 12, 2018, 12:41 ET Consumer Watchdog Warns U.S. Senate: New Data Shows Self-Driving Cars Cannot Drive Themselves; Says Senators Should Halt Robot Car Bill Called AV START Act

Autonomous Vehicles are not safe to be deployed on public roads Consumer Watchdog told the U.S. Senate today, basing its warning on an analysis of...


Feb 12, 2018, 12:17 ET Anti-toll Group Opposes White House Plan to Toll Existing Interstates

Advocates for keeping existing interstates toll-free came out in opposition to a component of the Trump Administration's infrastructure plan....


Feb 12, 2018, 12:10 ET NATSO Statement on Trump Administration Infrastructure Proposal

NATSO, the national association representing America's truckstops and travel plazas, said today that the association will actively oppose key...


Feb 12, 2018, 10:13 ET Leading Creative and Innovative Industries Urge U.S. Government to Address IP Abuse by Trading Partners

ACTION for Trade -- a coalition of trade associations, technology companies, and creative organizations -- just urged the U.S. government to...


Feb 09, 2018, 15:43 ET "Ban of Russian Olympic team justified," Robert Weiner and Brad Star in Salt Lake Tribune; op-eds "Infrastructure Plan Bleeds States, Cities" in LaborPress; "Mueller's End Game" in OpEdNews (H1, #1 op-ed); radio with Bob on Rick Smith, Alan Nathan

In an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, Robert Weiner (former White House Drug Policy spokesman) and Brad Star argue that the Russian Olympic ban is...


Feb 09, 2018, 15:26 ET Spending Bill Ensures Dialysis Patients Can Access Life-Saving Care

Advocates for dialysis patients are pleased that the federal spending bill which funds the government through March 23rd includes several...


Feb 09, 2018, 15:03 ET CAIR Urges Americans of All Faiths to Contact Macy's to Support Modest Clothing Line Being Attacked Online by Islamophobes

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


Feb 09, 2018, 13:38 ET American College of Surgeons Commends Congress for Addressing Key Physician and Patient Issues in Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) commends Congress for passing a continuing resolution (CR) that includes important technical corrections to...


Feb 09, 2018, 12:49 ET Statement by National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

In the early-morning hours of Feb. 9, Congress passed, and the president subsequently signed, a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that included...


Feb 09, 2018, 11:29 ET AFGE: Every Member of Congress Responsible for Funding the Government and Supporting Federal Employees

In response to Congress failing to pass a spending bill to keep the government open for the second time this year, American Federation of...


Feb 09, 2018, 11:11 ET Council for a Strong America Lauds Passage of Bipartisan Budget Act

The passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 is a massive victory for American children and families that drew praise and support from Council...


Feb 09, 2018, 10:51 ET Roger Williams Medical Center Teamsters Unanimously Ratify First Contract

Skilled maintenance workers at Roger Williams Medical Center represented by Teamsters Local 251 in East Providence, R.I. unanimously ratified a...


Feb 09, 2018, 10:45 ET PCMA Statement on Health Care Proposals Reportedly Included in the Administration's 2019 Budget Preview

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement on health care proposals reportedly included in the...


Feb 09, 2018, 10:20 ET Baystate Franklin Medical Center Nurses Vote to Authorize Potential Second One-Day Strike

The registered nurses of Baystate Franklin Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, voted overwhelmingly on Thursday,...


Feb 09, 2018, 10:19 ET Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Demands Zeta Beta Tau's International Headquarters Immediately Revoke the Cornell University Chapter's Charter After Unveiling of Fat-shaming "Pig-Roasting" Game Involving Women Affected by Obesity

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a 58,000 member-strong non-profit organization representing individuals affected by obesity, issued letters...


Feb 09, 2018, 09:51 ET JDRF Advocacy Results in Congressional Approval of $300 Million in Diabetes Research Funding

Today, after an 18-month long campaign by JDRF and its supporters across the country, Congress approved legislation for a two-year extension of...


Feb 09, 2018, 09:29 ET Funding for Water Infrastructure Included in Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association President Patrick J. Hogan released the following statement regarding infrastructure project funding that is...


Feb 09, 2018, 08:45 ET Announcing Free the Elephants Conference & Film Festival

Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants (FOZE) announces the first Free the Elephants Conference & Film Festival April 27 – 29, 2018 in Portland, OR,...


Feb 09, 2018, 08:35 ET Water Systems Council Heralds Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Address America's Water Systems Infrastructure Crisis

The Water Systems Council (WSC), the only national nonprofit organization solely focused on household wells and water well systems, expressed its...


Feb 09, 2018, 08:14 ET ASTRO applauds congressional leaders for extending the radiation oncology payment freeze

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today applauded congressional leaders for today's passage of bipartisan legislation to freeze...


Feb 08, 2018, 17:47 ET Law Enforcement, Business, Military, Sports, And Religious Leaders Applaud Bipartisan Budget Deal And Urge Swift Passage

The recent bipartisan budget deal struck by Congress drew praise and support from Council for a Strong America, the national nonprofit made up of...


Feb 08, 2018, 15:43 ET The American Kratom Association (AKA) Demands FDA Stop Its Disinformation Campaign Against Kratom

Nine leading scientists in substance addiction and safety wrote to White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA...