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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to donate to support its anti-hate and voter mobilization initiatives after Donald Trump retweeted a...


19 july 2019

17:01
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised President Trump's choice of Eugene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of Labor. "I have had the privilege of knowing Gene Scalia for nearly two...

16:11
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford's inaction on the anti-racism file speaks louder than words, proving the premier "doesn't actually care about breaking down barriers."  "Ford's strategy to combat systemic racism is to plug his...

13:07
Many frontline workers have experiences on the job that can cause significant emotional trauma. Getting peer-to-peer support from people who have had similar problems is critical to the healing process. But peer-to-peer support is an undervalued part...

06:00
For 20 years, the Athabasca Denesu??ine? have been negotiating an out-of-court settlement with Canada for recognition of their Rights within their traditional territories in what is now known as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.  Suddenly,...


18 july 2019

18:00
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes Argentine President Mauricio Macri's decision to establish a public registry that will list terrorist organizations, track their activities, and inform future government actions against them. The new registry...

15:10
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is encouraged by several outcomes of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts, though the panel's final report does fall short on some of our priorities. ...

15:07
The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts unveiled today its final report submitted to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as...

14:37
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors ? 29 front-line nurses and health care professionals elected by their colleagues ? has issued the following statement about the current Administration's immigration policies and their effect on...

14:28
United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director Marty Warren says long-term-care facilities are better when workers are treated with respect. Warren said the recent collective agreement ratified by 119 unionized workers at Maxville Manor means...

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Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 "No Stone Unturned" free concert honouring Manitoba's missing and murdered. "No Stone Unturned in an important community-driven effort to raise awareness and commit to ending systemic violence and work for...

12:47
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised the overwhelming passage in the U.S. House of a bipartisan bill to repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known to many as the "Cadillac Tax." The...

12:28
4Front Holdings, LLC ("4Front") this morning delivered a letter to Congress signed by more than 100 of its cannabis-industry peers in support of significant federal cannabis policy reform. The letter, which can be read at www.DescheduleMarijuana.com,...

12:20
Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia ? Nepal, India and Bangladesh ? have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including...

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Testifying before the Helsinki Commission today, Dr. Gail C. Christopher detailed a new approach toward eliminating racism and facilitating healing in the United States that could also assist nations plagued with extreme nationalism, anti-Semitism...

10:31
Yesterday, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative priority of The...

10:18
Older Canadians experience different challenges with the financial services they use than younger Canadians, according to a new report issued by the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI). They are also more likely to file complaints...

09:30
The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit challenging the state licensure measure Governor JB Pritzker signed into law shortly after taking office. Senate Bill 337 was passed in the 100th General Assembly but was never sent to then...

08:46
California may be nervous with earthquakes, but the 'Big One" isn't due till 2023, says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on current events and Bible prophecy, and the recently published book, Not Left Behind. He offers the following explanations of a...

07:13
International animal protection organization Animal Equality today released shocking scenes  filmed last winter by an undercover investigator, revealing a pattern of neglect at Summit Calf Ranch (Nebraska), a facility housing 11,000 calves and owned...

07:00
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....

06:00
The Radiology Business Management Association is urging its members to contact their elected officials in Congress about new bills to protect patients from unexpected out-of-network medical bills incurred while receiving care at in-network hospitals....


17 july 2019

20:06
The Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition committed to repealing the 40 percent tax on employer-provided health benefits, today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving H.R. 748, the "Middle Class...

16:40
Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), made the following statement about today's Wall Street Journal editorial IRAs in Political Sights:   "Low and middle-income Americans struggling to save for retirement...

14:10
CUPE 716, K-12 support workers at School District 38, reached a tentative agreement on July 15 following 10 sessions of bargaining that began in early April.  CUPE 716 President Ian Hillman thanked everyone on the...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded the passage of an amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) requiring a report on the dissemination of...

13:46
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) calls for a Coordinated National Space Strategy. Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957, the impact of space-based infrastructure has increased year after year. Today, more than ever before, the benefits...

13:32
Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers will hold a picket line rally Thursday in downtown Sudbury, where they will call for greater accountability from the Ontario government....

12:57
Employees of Willowdale Community Legal Services unanimously voted to join the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE Local 160. "We are proud that these brave Willowdale Community Legal Services employees have chosen to be our members," said Scott...

11:51
Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were buoyed by a visit from CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier this morning. "I am proud to stand...

11:28
Taking cover from the sun at the entrance of a tent, 14-year-old Afraa, originally from Iraq, waits for her two younger siblings to be examined. "It took us nine days to arrive here in Al-Hol from Baghouz... I don't know...

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With study costs skyrocketing and timelines exceeding two years, it's time to reform the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process, says a report released today. The report entitled "Case Studies That Support Reforming Ontario's...

08:55
AB 572, The California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act; a critical bill designed to combat threats, such as climate change and the palm oil industry, co-sponsored by Peace 4 Animals, has advanced to the State Senate Appropriations Committee. The...

07:44
Advocates, supporters, community leaders and healthcare providers join PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association to launch PCOS awareness effort in Philadelphia as part of an 11-city national campaign on Sunday, July 21st....

07:40
According to the International Association of Professions Career College, non-traditional careers will top the most wanted list in 2019 and Harvard economist Larry Katz agrees. Katz reports that 94 percent of the net employment growth in the U.S....

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the commercial fishery on Lake Erie, saying it puts the fishery at risk. "Can we really trust the commercial fishing industry to police...


16 july 2019

23:51
Woodstock 50 is disappointed that the Town of Vernon has passed up the opportunity to hold the historic 50th Anniversary Festival by denying our robust and thoughtful proposal. We regret that those in Vernon who supported Woodstock have been deprived...

18:00
The Heiltsuk Nation believes today's criminal sentence for Kirby Corporation in BC Provincial Court for a 110,000 liter diesel oil spill that occurred in Heiltsuk territory almost three years ago, is a long way from justice, and the community has...

17:47
Yesterday the Trump administration announced new 'Buy America' provisions that will restrict access by Canadian producers to the U.S. procurement market. Donald Trump signed the executive order requiring that 75% of the value of components must be...

16:20
Today, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Rights Project to respond to the unprecedented assault on abortion rights in this country. A major focus of the initiative will be supporting state and local groups working on the...

13:53
A new poll, conducted July 12, 2019 by pollster Frank Luntz, highlights 86% of voters oppose taxes on employer-provided health care coverage.   Health care continues to be the No. 1 concern for voters, beating out...

13:47
Famela Ramos announced today her candidacy for the 2020 Congressional Election.  Famela is a nurse, a pro-life advocate, and founder of the Right to Try Foundation, a non-profit organization which accelerates access to experimental medication for...

13:24
94% of people affected by glioblastoma see providing the "best treatment regardless of personal financial situation" and 55% see "the elimination of co-pays" as essential. These are the headline results from 400+ people surveyed by OurBrainBank. The...

12:07
Today, Teamsters and NFI workers called on the NJEDA Board at its monthly meeting to rescind tax breaks to NFI, a lawbreaking company that stands to benefit from nearly $80 million in tax breaks at the expense of New Jersey taxpayers through the Grow...

11:26
More than two-thirds of health workers are victims of assault so we must protect them against violence. RNAO today is releasing Preventing Violence, Harassment and Bullying Against Health Workers (second edition) best practice guideline (BPG) to...

10:56
In celebration of National Hot Dog Day, Maple Leaf Foods, maker of the Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogtm brand, today released new Canadian Hot Dog Etiquette aimed at helping Canadians enjoy this sacred food on National Hot Dog Day, and throughout July's...

10:45
WestJet Airlines Ltd. ("WestJet" or the "Corporation") would like to remind holders ( "Shareholders") of common voting shares and variable voting shares (collectively, the "Shares") and holders ("Optionholders", and together with the Shareholders,...

10:08
The 2019 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) (S595) (HR1530) has surpassed 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with a total of 112 legislators supporting the Act. This critical legislation will provide Medicare beneficiaries with...

10:00
Now that the Magistrate Judge overseeing the discovery phase of the racial discrimination case challenging New York City's outsider-restriction policy in its affordable housing lotteries has ruled that the reports of plaintiffs' expert can no longer...

07:48
Jason Isaacson, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, addressed the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Antisemitism. "The stakes for what we do now as a nation are enormous," said Isaacson, welcoming...

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