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18 january 2022

11:00
Without the use of smartphones, internet access or social media, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a private citizen, successfully galvanized the nation in support of civil rights, resulting in the landmark passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Five...

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Today, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) announced the launch of Strategies to Embrace Living with Lupus Fearlessly (SELF), a new online self-management program designed to help people with lupus build and enhance skills in four pillars of lupus...


17 january 2022

08:00
As the U.S. Senate continues to evaluate voting rights legislation, sports leaders with West Virginia ties have sent a letter to Senator Joe Manchin and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer supporting the passage of much-needed, balanced legislation with...


14 january 2022

14:32
America First Political Committee today formally initiated actions to remove Censured Florida Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-26 Congressional District) from the Republican Party.  Gimenez has become 'Persona Non Grata' in the 26th Congressional...


13 january 2022

17:56
The Supreme Court of the United States today issued a temporary stay blocking the Biden administration's federal vaccine mandate for employers with over 100 employees.   "We're pleased that the Supreme Court is preventing this unconstitutional...

15:11
Today, the American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the Biden Administration's vaccine-or-test mandate for employers:...


12 january 2022

08:44
U.S. Term Limits is calling out Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN) for breaking his U.S. Term Limits campaign pledge in a series of billboards. Representative Hollingsworth pledged that he would support and cosponsor the U.S. Term Limits amendment...

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Today, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (The National Council) issued an open letter to the Biden administration in response to Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, decision to...


11 january 2022

16:08
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created an interagency task force to address the issue of families that were separated as they attempt to migrate illegally into the United States. In response to a request for public input, the Federation...


10 january 2022

14:12
Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), issued the following statement in response to New York City Mayor Eric Adams allowing a bill to become law that would permit citizens of other nations? including some...

08:00
As Canada and countries around the world respond to the pandemic, key sectors in the economy continue to need more workers to build a strong workforce. This is particularly true in Quebec where the province continues to experience long-standing...


7 january 2022

17:01
The Government of Canada is committed to restoring market access for PEI fresh potatoes to the United States and supporting PEI farmers impacted by trade disruptions. To that end, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and...

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Today, the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) released its 2022 policy priorities, highlighting the issues that are most relevant to ensuring that the digital payments industry is able to continue to provide efficient, secure payments services...

07:11
Richie Greenberg, San Francisco community activist and chairman of the committee seeking the recall of that city's District Attorney Chesa Boudin has today cautioned the people of Manhattan, on the startling policies announced by their just-elected...


6 january 2022

15:04
The officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale, and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder issued the following joint statement on the one year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection:...


5 january 2022

18:47
Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation on Wednesday criticized a plan by the Bureau of Land Management to remove "at least" a record 19,000 wild horses and burros from their home ranges during Fiscal Year 2022. The BLM also said it would treat...


4 january 2022

12:00
Juliette Adams creator of The Frederick Press on January 1, 2022 launched a creative and innovative holistic civic education tri-initiative. A simplified political vehicle that seeks to educate the politically disenfranchised through...


3 january 2022

18:08
Today, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez became the 80th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Suarez was inaugurated at an event in Miami where he laid out his vision for American cities and the Conference. The mayor had been serving as...

09:53
Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter signed by 146 bipartisan mayors to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the U.S. Senate to take action this month on voting rights legislation, specifically the...


30 december 2021

09:48
Border encounter figures for President Biden's first year in office are out and they are alarming. For the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, which encompassed the first nine months of the Biden presidency, 1.74 million people were encountered at...


23 december 2021

08:00
REX joined pro-consumer tech companies in urging Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to keep digital markets accessible to consumers and open to competition. Collaborating with REX on the letter, which was first reported in Politico's Morning Tech,...


21 december 2021

16:34
"One Person Can Make a Difference and Everyone Should Try!" (President John Fitzgerald Kennedy) US Behind the Walls invites everyone to make a difference by attending the official US Behind the Walls State of Michigan Second Chance Initiatives on...

10:38
The Government of Canada is committed to removing barriers to the safe and successful reintegration of people with criminal records who have served their sentences and are living law-abiding lives. Today, the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable...

07:00
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Restaurants Canada issued a joint open letter to all Premiers urging them to provide financial support to small businesses facing renewed lockdowns, restrictions and loss of business in the...


20 december 2021

14:19
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway and District 8 Director Billy Thompson released the following statement today urging Sen. Joe Manchin to vote for the budget reconciliation bill that would deliver long-overdue investments...


17 december 2021

21:22
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) at last night's Executive Board meeting approved the Final Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area, 2023-2031. The state Housing and Community Development Department...

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The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to yesterday's ruling by the Senate parliamentarian rejecting the inclusion of significant immigration policy changes in...

09:00
Today FiscalNote, a leading technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, unveiled its "15 State Snapshot 2021 Report," a guide to the top policy issues in the 15 states with the busiest legislative workloads this year....


16 december 2021

12:28
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat The Government of Canada continues to take action on all fronts to resolve pay issues related to the Phoenix pay system. As of today, a claims process is available for former employees represented by the Public...

10:29
As the Senate prepares to debate the Build Back Better Act, nearly 400 companies are urging lawmakers to pass its ambitious climate, clean energy, and environmental justice measures. ...


15 december 2021

15:05
This year, Canada's farmers have been hit hard by extreme weather, including the drought across western Canada and in northern Ontario, and the flooding and landslides that struck British Columbia (B.C.). Despite these challenges, many stepped up in...

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Today, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) is unveiling its list of the top 10 state public health policy issues to watch in 2022. Although COVID-19 did not make the "official" list, it is woven into the management plan...


14 december 2021

13:34
Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED), released the following statement on the letter released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) about the deficit impact of the Build Back...

11:40
Unifor is kicking off a weeklong federal lobby to communicate urgent repairs needed to fix Canada's broken Employment Insurance (EI) system....


13 december 2021

08:48
Today the American Council of Cannabis Medicine (ACCM) announced its proposed draft federal legislation and the start of discussions with sponsors in the House and Senate. ACCM leadership expects to onboard initial sponsors and advance the...


10 december 2021

16:05
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the Maryland General Assembly's override of Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of H.B. 16, a bill that bars state law enforcement...

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In Canada and around the world, we must work together to eliminate inequalities and advance respect for human rights. While we have made real progress over the years, we must do more to address the challenges people face across the country. On this...

08:55
Today, OSFI announced that the Domestic Stability Buffer (DSB) will remain at 2.50% of total risk-weighted assets. This level was set at the last DSB announcement in June 2021, and came into effect on October 31, 2021. Maintaining the DSB at 2.50%...


9 december 2021

16:53
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Joyce Murray, and the Minister of Northern Affairs, Daniel Vandal today issued the following statement in response to the...

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The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, issued the following statement today: "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government provided unprecedented support to...

09:30
In a letter to Congressional leadership today, 20 CEOs of leading retailers expressed urgent concern over the growing impact of organized retail crime on retail employees and communities across the U.S. The signatories representing apparel,...


8 december 2021

20:35
California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), and Alcohol Justice, are pleased to announce the 6th Annual CAPA Summit #CAPASummit2021....

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The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is consulting on three proposed guidances that aim to make Ontario's auto insurance practices more transparent and effective, processes faster and more efficient, while further...


7 december 2021

13:42
Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth, Supplement #1 that confirmed that states may continue to cover...

08:44
America First Political Committee America First Political Committee today formally censured Florida Congressman Carlos Gimenez (FL-26 Congressional District) for his radical and anti-constitutional voting record. Gimenez, a Republican in name only...

07:35
EQT Corporation President and CEO, Toby Z. Rice, today responded to the November 23, 2021 letter the Company received from Senator Elizabeth Warren....


6 december 2021

15:01
Social Mobile, a mobile solution provider focused on creating innovative, enterprise grade, turnkey solutions, was recently awarded an AFWERX Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I contract to begin development of a portfolio of 5G mobile...


3 december 2021

08:15
Egyptian-born candidate for U.S. Senate Khaled Salem of New York today stressed the urgency to protect New Yorkers and all Americans from the new COVID variant, Omicron, which has now appeared in the United States. The heavily mutated Omicron has...


2 december 2021

08:30
Today, Moving Health Home (MHH), a coalition of health care organizations advocating for improved access to home-based care, released a national consumer survey sponsored by industry leaders BrightStar Care, Home Instead, Intermountain Healthcare,...


1 december 2021

15:00
Today, a coalition of private and public experts , joined together as  United to Safeguard America from Illegal Trade (USA-IT), hosted a first-of-its-kind policy summit in Washington, D.C., to advocate that Congress embrace new policies that are...

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