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22 april 2020

12:30
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has submitted a letter to the National Governors Association giving voice to the millions of Americans who are struggling to build a family and who have been negatively affected by state restrictions...

12:21
A new report by Feeding America finds that the number of food insecure children could escalate to 18 million because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The highest total ever reported by USDA in the 25 years that it has been measuring food insecurity was 17.2...

12:20
Today, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) shares some startling insight into the economic landscape for women business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a NAWBO National snap poll, of the members surveyed who applied for...

12:14
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020  The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation introduced yesterday by House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and others that would require the Occupational Safety...

11:05
Today, Stand Together and the Family Independence Initiative (FII) announced a milestone in their #GiveTogetherNow campaign, a rapid-response effort to get money to families most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from the Stand Together...

11:02
With 3% of the nation's restaurants already permanently shutting their doors and millions of students out of school, the normal markets for dairy are no longer available to farmers. Family farms and local businesses need support more than ever....

10:00
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced a $4 million grant to the American Indian College Fund to support college students whose educational progress has been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While Tribal Colleges and Universities...

09:01
Today, the Cleaning Coalition of America launches to represent the needs of an overlooked sector playing a vital role keeping essential services running during the coronavirus crisis. Coalition member companies clean, disinfect and sanitize...

08:00
A new report shows that every publicly traded oil and gas company that the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has invested in?more than $1.1 billion dollars over the past three and half years?under an invest local directive brought...

06:00
In which Quebec emergency rooms are patients most likely to return home without having seen a doctor? The "2020 Ranking of ER Overcrowding in Quebec," launched today by the MEI, describes the situation over the past year and measures the evolution of...

04:30
COVID-19 causes devastating effects on the physical and mental health of Quebecers. 56% of parents report that their children's psychological and emotional state has deteriorated since the beginning of the pandemic. This is one of the observations...


21 april 2020

19:27
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says management at Homes First, which operates homeless shelters in Toronto, is putting clients, workers and the public at risk of COVID-19 by withholding crucial information about infections. "It's time for...

18:16
OPSEU First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida says listening to the expertise of front-line workers is the only way to bring COVID-19 to its knees. Almeida appeared on Toronto TV station CP24 on Tuesday and spoke passionately about the...

17:43
Despite skyrocketing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has once again failed to address the urgent needs of the 60 million Americans facing hunger in the newest stimulus bill....

16:22
(AANA)?In a letter today to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has partnered with 24 national organizations to request Secretary Alex Azar support key provisions of the U.S....

15:27
Last evening, the Ontario Medical Association's Board of Directors unanimously voted to reject the government's proposal to offer advance payments to Ontario's physicians in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Board resolution...

15:09
"Sport has the power to change the world...Sport can create hope where once there was only despair."Nelson Mandela, May 25, 2000, Laureus World Sports Awards  Nearly 20 years have passed yet those iconic words from Nelson Mandela stand tall and today...

12:33
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has filed urgent applications with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to protect workers who have been put at unnecessary risk because the...

12:30
The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers. The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance is calling on Albany to: Amend Section Three of...

11:21
In a new letter to Gov. Charlie Baker, nurses and healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association are calling for strong and immediate steps to be taken by state officials and...

09:57
Ontarians can show their appreciation for doctors on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all doctors who work to keep their patients healthy, by simply turning on their phone flashlights and holding them high on May 1 at 9:00 p.m....

09:54
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District, will host a webinar to discuss the needs of front-line workers who put their lives at risk to provide essential...

09:24
The American Council of the Blind, along with its New York affiliate and other disability advocacy organizations, has brought a complaint before the U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section. The complaint highlights the discrimination...

08:30
Canada's trust story is in many ways stable and strong. However, the 2020 Proof CanTrust Index, one of the largest and deepest studies of trust in Canada, suggests there is significant room for improvement, especially when it comes to trust in our...


20 april 2020

18:41
(AANA)?Today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to provide pay bonuses to front-line healthcare workers. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds this action and encourages Congress to compensate...

17:50
From beloved corner diners, to favorite independent restaurants to well-known chains, the entire restaurant industry has lost two-thirds of its workforce, more than eight million employees, as a result of COVID-19 closures, according to a new...

17:45
A devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara inspired Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to create the first Earth Day in 1970. Twenty million Americans participated in events as Nelson and other conservationists noted that "every...

16:31
Nevada elected leaders and public health experts will join hundreds of constituents from across Nevada for a virtual town hall hosted by the Recovery Advocacy Project to address addiction and mental health concerns during and post COVID-19. The...

15:37
New Jersey's historic law prohibiting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. This action is the right move to reverse skyrocketing youth use of e-cigarettes and couldn't come at a better time as health experts are warning that...

14:51
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented rates of lung infections and deaths in modern history. To save lives and decrease the risk of a generation of survivors with severely damaged lung health, the American Lung Association is calling...

14:21
In a newly released issue brief, "Restrictions on Religious Freedom During the Coronavirus Crisis," Family Research Council documents the extent to which government social distancing mandates to slow the spread of the virus have also restricted the...

14:19
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) today, ahead of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place tomorrow), released an Arabic-language video about the Holocaust. The video presents the basic facts about the Holocaust, as well as the...

11:00
David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care issued the following statement today. "Home and...

10:53
The English Parents' Committee Association (EPCA) is reassuring the parent community that the health and well-being of students and employees are at the forefront of any discussion about reopening Quebec schools. Following weeks of uncertainty about...

10:50
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced on Sunday that long term care providers in the United States will be required to report cases of coronavirus in their facilities directly to the Centers for Disease...

09:58
As the COVID-19 crisis rages on, the Micmac Nation Council of Gespeg strongly denounces the federal government's discrimination against its community and demands to be treated fairly. The First Nation currently does not receive the same support as...

09:00
Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, FACMG has been elected to the board of directors of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine. The ACMG Foundation is a national nonprofit foundation dedicated to facilitating the integration of genetics and...

08:46
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's Sunday night announcement that it will delay collecting certain tariffs for 90 days:...

08:27
More than a month after American Jewish Committee (AJC) launched its online "Advocacy Anywhere" programs, hundreds of thousands of viewers are logging on to engage in the regular conversations with prominent experts on a wide range of topics of...

08:04
In observance of Yom HaShoah, Day of Holocaust Remembrance, AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement: WE REMEMBER In the Jewish tradition, we are commanded to remember (zachor) and not to forget (lo tishkach). This week we commemorate Yom...

08:00
Small businesses strongly support (93 per cent) the federal government's announcement that it intends to work with provinces to help with rent, finds a new survey taken over the weekend by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Rent...

07:37
With respect to the resumption of the Brexit negotiations, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says: "Resumption of the talks is a long-expected signal." "The fact that the EU and the United Kingdom are resuming talks on their future relationship is a...


19 april 2020

12:40
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's promotion of a notorious anti-Muslim bigot's tweet questioning whether U.S. mosques will be...


18 april 2020

16:46
As lawmakers in Washington debate the next coronavirus response package, critical resources for American cities hang in the balance. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) continues to call on Congress to make federal support available to all U.S....

14:30
The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) is pleased to announce that the federal government is committing $306.8 million dollars in stimulus funding to support the 6000 small-medium Indigenous businesses across the country flowing through...

13:59
The Massachusetts Nurses Association applauds legislation signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker on the night of April 17 that offers important liability protections for nurses, healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities on the front lines of...

11:07
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the U.S. Attorney's Office for successfully appealing a judge's decision to allow a man accused of plotting a violent attack on a Jewish assisted-living facility to stay at home until his trial. Federal judge...

08:13
The Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Center (IUHSSC) has taken the initiative to partner with the Red Cross to organize training for volunteers, with the aim of providing additional support to the long-term care...


17 april 2020

16:59
Recently, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law American Diabetes Association (ADA)-supported legislation capping monthly copayments for insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply. Senate Bill 6087 (SB 6087) requires insulin to be covered by state...

16:44
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced it had sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging inclusion of relief from the threat of lawsuits in any future legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter highlights that...