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News by subject: AVO

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5 june 2020

09:30
Dona Fraser, Vice President of BBB National Programs' Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) today issued the following statement:...

09:01
Soundbites have become the norm in American politics. They allow politicians to be vague, so they can never be held accountable. Phrases like "Tough on China," "Cut the federal deficit," and "Support the troops" are way too common in our political...

08:00
Moms of Black Boys United for Social Change, Inc. (M.O.B.B. United for Social Change), an online community of nearly 200,000 mothers with 15 local chapters nationwide is committed to advocating for fair and just treatment of Black boys and men in...

07:00
Small business owners are taking on large debt loads and dipping into personal savings to weather the prolonged business disruption, finds a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). On average, small businesses have taken...


4 june 2020

23:19
Delays rolling out a COVID-19-related support program for Canadian agriculture may spell doom for potato farmers. While the...

19:20
Global youth action organization Dream Tank has formed a national coalition of youth who have called for a virtual summit meeting to discuss "Youth Eradicating Racial Injustice" and to form youth-led problem solving teams to design solutions that...

17:39
The first definitive study showing perinatal harm from oil production in California to pregnant mothers proves that the state must institute a barrier of 2,500 feet between residents and oil wells and stop issuing new oil permits for wells within...

17:21
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, joined with families and workers in Woodbridge who are demanding real change and an end to the for-profit delivery of long-term care after a leaked audio...

16:42
A global leader in the fight against cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today a $100,000 donation by the Press On Fund to support LLS's assault on pediatric cancer....

16:00
In "Dear Future Ancestor," a poem that speaks to the country's injustices and inhumanity against African-Americans, author/activist/playwright, Daniel Beaty, soothes, empowers, and challenges "future ancestors" in a firm, but hopeful, way to act now...

14:41
The words "I can't breathe" have once again?shocked our national conscience. Sorrow, anger and open wounds have again been thrust to the forefront.?The systematic racism happening in our country is corrosive on our resolve as a nation.?Far?too many...

11:45
The wife of an imprisoned former U.S. Congressman and other community leaders called for an investigation by the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, into allegations of the aborted transfer to home confinement and inadequate...

11:17
CIBC today announced that it is contributing $700,000 to local not-for-profits across Canada and the United States in support of efforts to empower Black youth, individuals and families in building strong communities....

10:54
Virtually every American is aware of the tragic death on Memorial Day of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who held his knee on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. Three other officers appeared to be complicit in...

10:30
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is traditionally the most dangerous time for teen drivers, with a 21 percent spike in teen traffic fatalities. Traffic safety officials often refer to it as the 100 deadliest days, but the tens of...

09:56
In the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, global spiritual leader and elder statesman Bishop T.D. Jakes is calling for a national conversation on policing and race to be immediately followed by an action plan...

09:30
According to the new market research report "Supercapacitor Market by Type (Electric Double-layered Capacitors, Pseudocapacitors, Hybrid Capacitors), Electrode Material, Application (Automotive, Energy, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Medical,...

09:00
With the goal of growing and strengthening diverse-owned businesses and the communities they serve, the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) announced it has selected five firms that will facilitate raising and allocating billions of...

08:50
The following is an open letter from Shawn Stockman, Founding Member, Boyz II Men: Across the country, police officers are kneeling...

08:31
In "Dear Future Ancestor," a poem that speaks to the country's injustices and inhumanity against African-Americans, author/activist/playwright, Daniel Beaty, soothes, empowers, and challenges "future ancestors" in a firm, but hopeful, way to act now...

07:05
The aggregate cuts to education budgets currently described as inevitable are in fact a political choice being made by politicians, and they will inflict serious harm on children. The alternatives to that choice and the looming damage are explained...

07:00
Bromwich+Smith believes every citizen in need of debt assistance has the right to speak with a licensed insolvency trustee about all of their options. This statement comes as a response to the Canadian Lenders Association's (CLA) press release issued...


3 june 2020

20:06
One year after the release of the National Inquiry's final report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), Canada's governments must remain focused on ending violence against First Nations women, girls and LGBTQ2S.  National Chief...

18:20
Many front-line health workers risking their lives -- and the lives of their families -- are not getting pandemic pay, and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the federal government to step up. "Pandemic pay is vital recognition of...

17:37
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio released the House committee's draft surface transportation reauthorization...

16:20
Protect Our Power today released the following letter of support to the co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI):...

16:00
One of the important responses of the Federal Government to the impact of COVID-19 on businesses has been the Paycheck Protection Program (the "PPP"), which provides low interest loans that can be converted into a grant. Unfortunately, even though...

15:54
The Teamsters are lauding the release of a new House transportation measure today, saying the bill is a win for workers and will enhance roadway safety. It will not only make nearly $500 billion available for road, transit and rail needs, but will...

15:03
Today, Randy Guillot, chairman of the American Trucking Associations and president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight out of Jefferson, Louisiana, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee on the U.S. trucking industry's response...

14:59
The Medical Board of California's decision to allow Dr. Arthur Park to continue practicing, despite a 20-year track record of negligence causing catastrophic injuries and death in the Bakersfield community, will unconscionably place even more...

14:21
Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) is awaiting the government's careful response to the Calls for Justice as laid out in the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls' (MMIWG) Final Report as well as LFMO's Calls for...

14:11
The "Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act," the federal transportation reauthorization bill released today by the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, delivers...

14:00
The members of the Table de concertation portant sur l'offre de produits d'assurance par l'entremise des concessionnaires d'automobiles, de véhicules récréatifs et de véhicules de loisirs au Québec (Round Table on the distribution of insurance...

14:00
Center for American Entrepreneurship Applauds Introduction of the Endless Frontier Act by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Todd Young (R-IN), and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) June 3, 2020 John R. Dearie, President of the Center...

08:58
Filming of Who Matters in Colorado?/Outrageous Justice begins in September in Jeffco and Canon City by EveryONE Matters Productions funded by Monitored Telemedicine, Inc. Alarming failures of the Colorado legal system and Arvada police department to...

07:00
With the first anniversary of the release of the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), families learned that they will still have to wait. Last week, the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations,...

07:00
Today, Monique Simard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, and Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, are unveiling an action plan to help businesses downtown....

06:00
Unifor applauds the decision of the Ontario Ombudsman to investigate the provincial government's oversight of long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. "One thing that we know for certain is that this pandemic publicly exposed the...


2 june 2020

20:12
Greg Lindberg announced today a $1 million pledge to the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project (CLRP).  This program focuses its work on the "front end" of the criminal legal system ? from policing to sentencing ? seeking to end excessively harsh...

19:29
Once again, we, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers are called upon to witness history, to be the conscience of America and to be the trusted advisors of our communities....

18:12
As an African-American pastor, husband and father of African-American children and grandchildren, I am very deeply disturbed by the senseless killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minnesota. Clearly there is probable cause for the arrest of...

17:54
Today, March of Dimes issued the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and the outpouring of support by peaceful activists who are seeking to constructively address the scourge of racial violence....

17:33
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and its partners ? Hispanic Dental Association  (H.D.A.), Latino Physicians of California, Medical Organization for Latino Advancement, Sacramento Latino Medical Association, Texas Doctors for Social...

16:29
The best way to increase proliferation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the United States is through private sector investment by businesses that currently serve the motoring public, a coalition representing cities and...

15:36
Asian American Business Development Center, Hispanic Federation and One Hundred Black Men issues the following joint declaration in response to recent events fatally impacting multi-cultural communities. As representatives of the Asian, Black and...

14:20
Today the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) filed a lawsuit, AAPS v. FDA, against the Food and Drug Administration to end its arbitrary interference with the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), which President Trump and other world...

14:13
The Hollywood Commission mourns the murder of George Floyd and the loss of every black life at the hands of our broken criminal justice system.  We share in the collective despair felt across the world and reflect on what steps can be taken in our...

14:07
Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health Hospital nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association and joined by a large coalition of families, advocates and colleagues, will hold a press conference on Thursday, June 4 outside...

14:00
The New York and New Jersey Supplier Development Council (The Council) President and CEO Terrence Clark released a statement addressing the recent murder of George Floyd and the systemic racism it brought to the surface. His statement is below. Today...

12:55
The National Organization of Concerned Black Men Inc., believes it has a responsibility to respond to the tragic death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Minnesota resident, who died on Monday, May 25th, 2020 while being detained as Minneapolis Police...

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