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15:17 ET Teamster Workers, Retirees Head To Capitol Hill To Lobby For Pension Reform

More than 150 Teamster workers and retirees headed to Capitol Hill today to urge their members of Congress to support pension reform changes that...


12:22 ET Diverse Academic Leaders Support Harnessing the Power of Agricultural Data

Ag-Analytics.org - Over 60 scholars representing 30 leading U.S. universities have shown their solidarity for the proposed Agriculture Data Act of...


Nov 13, 2018, 14:29 ET Group Releases 2nd Video for Digital Ad Campaign to Pass NJ Aid-in-Dying Bill by Year's End

Compassion & Choices today released its second video in a digital video ad campaign featuring passionate advocates of New Jersey's Aid in Dying for...


Nov 13, 2018, 12:46 ET Florida Representative MaryLynn Magar Receives 2018 Hospice Champion Award

On October 25th, 2018, Representatives of Treasure Health Hospice joined Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association President & CEO, Paul A....


Nov 13, 2018, 09:00 ET National Exit Poll Shows Continued Public Support for Immigration Enforcement

A national exit poll of 1,000 voters in last week's midterm elections shows that support for immigration enforcement remains strong, and should be an ...


Nov 09, 2018, 16:08 ET To Address Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic, FDA Must Stop Sales of All Flavored Products and Restrict Marketing and Sales to Protect Kids

According to reports by The Washington Post and other media, the Food and Drug Administration plans to announce limitations on the sale of certain...


Nov 08, 2018, 17:19 ET Midterms' impact on benefits: Dems controlling more state legislatures and the House could mean new paid family and medical leave laws, according to Sun Life experts

In a legislative webinar post-election yesterday, Sun Life Financial U.S. experts discussed how the midterm elections could affect employee benefits, ...


Nov 08, 2018, 10:00 ET New York Passes Living Donor Protection Act

"The National Kidney Foundation congratulates New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature for recognizing the critical...


Nov 08, 2018, 09:25 ET Historic Congressional Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Pennsylvania has continued its sweep of worker gains for this 2018 election cycle. After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's redistricting decision...


Nov 07, 2018, 12:31 ET MassRoots Reviewing Missouri, Utah and Michigan Expansion, Following Successful Cannabis Ballot Initiatives

MassRoots, Inc. ("MassRoots" or the "Company") (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, is...


Nov 07, 2018, 11:13 ET Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Mid-Term Elections

Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on last night's mid-term elections: "Last night, we...


Nov 07, 2018, 10:55 ET California Voters Put Dialysis Patients First, Prop 8 is Defeated

All quotes for attribution to National Kidney Foundation "California voters have put dialysis patients first and voted down proposition 8, previously ...


Nov 07, 2018, 08:00 ET DaVita Responds to Proposition 8 in California

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, issued the following...


Nov 07, 2018, 02:30 ET BREAKING: House Flips with Historic Victories for HRC-Backed, Pro-Equality Candidates Nationwide

Tonight, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization representing 3 million members, celebrated historic...


Nov 06, 2018, 21:02 ET Mid-Term Elections Prove Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

After a stunning, 'against-all-odds' election win in March with the first election of Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania union movement has stayed the...


Nov 01, 2018, 20:15 ET Trick or Treat! Don't Be Fooled by Industry Support of Tobacco 21

On Halloween the FDA issued a statement describing their ongoing conversations with the tobacco industry occurring as a result of the recent epidemic ...


Nov 01, 2018, 18:23 ET FiSCA Applauds the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Announcement of Proposed Rulemaking on the Small-Dollar Loan Rule

The Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA), the oldest trade association representing the Financial Service Center industry, offered the...


Nov 01, 2018, 17:57 ET Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Motion Filed with the FCC by U.S. Cities and the National Local Government Organizations to Stay the Effective Date of its Order Preempting Local Authority

Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Conference of Mayors joining with cities and other...


Nov 01, 2018, 13:38 ET Day of the Dead Ceremony Honors Dead Advocates for Medical Aid in Dying Act

To recognize the Latino celebration of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), Compassion & Choices today honored the memory of deceased advocates of...


Nov 01, 2018, 13:06 ET 56 Major Companies Respond to Alarming Effort to Erase Transgender People From Legal Protections

Responding to a rising tide of legislative and administrative attempts to further marginalize transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people...


Oct 31, 2018, 08:33 ET A Pledge to Build an Evidence-Based, Data System to Evaluate US Addiction Treatment Programs

Global Teen Challenge (GTC) announced its pledge of support for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. GTC Board...


Oct 30, 2018, 14:05 ET New Legislation Recognizes Importance of Volunteer Advocates for Children in New York State Family Court

The organization dedicated to giving vulnerable children a voice in New York State Family Court is pleased to announce the passage of legislation...


Oct 29, 2018, 14:19 ET SBA kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week Nov. 5-9

The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners...


Oct 27, 2018, 08:30 ET Dialysis Industry Sets National Spending Record by Committing $111 Million to Oppose Prop. 8, Protect Billions in Profits - Reports Californians for Kidney Dialysis Patient Protection

Dialysis corporations have committed $111 million to defeat California's Prop. 8 and protect their profits, the most one side has ever spent on a...


Oct 25, 2018, 16:21 ET AFGE Endorses Dr. Karen McCormick for Congress

Today, the American Federation of Government Employees announced its endorsement of Dr. Karen McCormick for election this November to the U.S. House...