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News by subject: AVO

30 july 2020

14:25
The United Steelworkers (USW) union released the following statement today from USW International President Tom Conway in response to the U.S. Senate's continued inaction on Covid-19 relief, coupled with the news that the U.S. economy contracted at a...

13:42
While welcoming the recent announcement of a commission into long-term care, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario is urging swift progress on concerns long highlighted by residents, staff, care partners, and families. "We don't need to wait for another...

12:03
"I'm angry!  President Trump is being played by Putin. Trump is removing troops from our allies in Europe and refuses to address bounties placed on lives of American troops by Russia. This is the time Republicans in Congress should be calling...

11:23
The following article was published today by China Daily. Enhanced global cooperation is urgently needed to effectively tackle the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world and deal with the daunting global economic slowdown, speakers said at...

11:00
Baseball fan safety advocate Jordan Skopp is offering free advanced copies of his forthcoming book on fan foul ball injuries, which uncovers the shocking history of denial throughout professional baseball, and offers solutions to fix this ongoing...

10:55
Beyond messages of Solidarity with the Black community, and donations to Black community organizations, there needs to be more! We know there are Anti-Black Racism sentiments in corporate Canada and we must go beyond one-time statements. One of the...

10:27
Today, an esteemed group of music and entertainment industry leaders, led by Michael Mauldin, Demmette Guidry and Judy Klein, announced the Black American Music Association (BAM). BAM is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional trade association...

09:00
Neighborhood FORWARD is a movement built by concerned citizens, faith leaders, civil rights activists, elected officials, business partners, and non-profit organizations throughout the country. WHAT: Neighborhood FORWARD is hosting faith leaders and...

08:46
Today marks the final day of the 2020 Virtual National Charter Schools Conference (NCSCvirtual). This year's conference theme, "Remote Learning, Reopening and Reimagining Schools" captures the spirit of innovation within the charter school movement,...

08:32
From the minor 1965 hit, "Voice Your Choice," by The Radiants, to James Brown's brilliant mix of social conscious and liquid funk titled, "Funky President" in 1974, to Jeezy's "My President" in 2008, election-themed songs have long been a staple of...

08:17
On Tuesday, July 28th a warrant was filed for the arrest of Chairman Lee Man-Hee, leader of Shincheonji Church of Jesus. It was alleged that he had submitted a falsified list of church members and facilities to the government and embezzled 5 million...


29 july 2020

22:03
A group of Veterans, organized by the Coalition for American Veterans, gathered near the Tomah VA Medical Center yesterday to shine a light on the scandal that erupted in 2014, during the Obama-Biden administration, when veterans began overdosing on...

20:28
Each day 4.000 people still die from Hepatitis B...

20:08
The Council on American Security (CAMSEC) is a first of its kind, non-partisan organization that seeks a return to principled, informed, and steady leadership. In an effort to defend the Constitution while restoring the reputation of America's...

19:57
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to end the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that will roll back...

19:16
AJC welcomes the State Department report to Congress on Holocaust restitution and compensation efforts. The report is required by the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017. The comprehensive report presents a...

17:56
Home Care Ontario, the voice of home care in the province, applauds the Ontario government for today's launch of the Independent Commission.  Part of the Commission's mandate is to consider further areas that should be the subject of future action by...

16:58
The cancel culture is redefining how people act towards each other. In the cancel culture, those offended by the comments of another party become denounced online by those who object to the behavior. It's a form of social and cultural boycott driven...

15:55
With the right electric vehicle (EV) policies, Illinois can deliver cleaner air, low-cost transportation options and lower energy costs for all consumers, particularly in neighborhoods most burdened by pollution, poverty and high power bills, the...

14:40
SEIU Healthcare, CUPE Ontario, and Unifor, unions that represent healthcare workers across the long-term care sector, released the following joint statement in response to Ontario's newly-announced commission into long-term care:...

14:30
Terramera, the global agri-tech leader transforming how food is grown and the economics of agriculture, today announced support for the Business Council of British Columbia's (BCBC) economic plan Stronger Tomorrow, Starting Today, which launched...

13:35
Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, along with the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced funds to support victims and survivors of...

12:45
The death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement sparked global outrage and inspired multiple generations of Americans to leave the safety of their homes during a pandemic and join in widespread demonstrations against police brutality....

11:02
AARP Pennsylvania today said state officials must increase COVID-19 testing capabilities to better protect the lives of residents and staff at the state's nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The Pennsylvania Department of Health...

11:00
The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) has been awarded funding from two federal grants totaling $1,050,000 per year from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services....

10:37
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is passionately committed to promoting diversity within our membership and leadership, and promoting access to quality reproductive care for all patients without regard to race or ethnicity. We...

09:00
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and social entrepreneur Michael "Zappy" Zapolin has started the Mind Army social movement in response to the widespread mental health crisis that the pandemic has accelerated. Zappy describes the Mind Army's...

08:00
Jul 29th, 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging communities nationwide, California Rep. Brad Sherman is speaking to the nation about disability rights, inclusion in financial services, and community investment on the 30th anniversary of the...

07:18
The Friends of Zion Museum hosted the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus for the relaunch for the 23rd Knesset, which was broadcast worldwide to millions of followers on social media....

07:00
Today, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announced an online campaign to ensure the voices of Holocaust survivors are heard by Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.  In the first-ever digital campaign driven by...


28 july 2020

21:17
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) enthusiastically welcomes the continued upward trend of the Black homeownership rate as issued by the U.S. Census Bureau in its 2nd quarter 2020 report. The 47% rate represents the fourth...

16:52
The National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) is convening a virtual Congressional Briefing, "HHS Response to COVID-19: Efforts or Latinos with Heart and Lung Diseases" with presentations from Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Congressman...

16:13
The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) has endorsed Proposition 15, the Schools & Communities First initiative, which will close corporate property tax loopholes to generate billions for California's schools, community colleges, and local...

15:25
Thousands of social workers across the country are calling for police reform to their local police departments, statehouses, and to Capitol Hill. Members of the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey, New York City, Delaware, Texas,...

15:00
Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals are keeping up the pressure on the province to repeal Bills 124 and 195....

12:43
Voices Against Trafficking will host its international human rights forum tomorrow, July 29, 2020 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT (UTC-4) which will live stream via Facebook/VoicesAgainstTrafficking and also on YouTube. Human trafficking is the world's...

12:30
With the widely-debated next round of stimulus legislation underway, the HEROES Act, there is much debate surrounding its implications. One concern of Julio Gonzalez is the immediate expensing of real estate. Julio Gonzalez has been doing everything...

12:16
Electric grid advocacy group Protect Our Power today urged continued and enhanced coordination between utilities and federal agencies to urgently address threats to critical infrastructure, as highlighted by the recent advisory from the National...

11:45
The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) released the below statement following President Donald J. Trump's signing of an executive order giving Americans access personally import safe and access affordable medicines from abroad....

11:06
Today, African Pride, leading haircare product manufacturer with more than 30 years' experience creating quality and affordable products, unveiled a new #TakePrideAndVote campaign in partnership with Tina Lawson, businesswoman, cosmetologist and...

10:35
Data released by Power to Decide estimate that 45,290 Rhode Island women of reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in a county impacted by the Title X Family Planning Program "domestic gag rule." The domestic gag rule...

10:24
The Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty and former U.S. Rep Dave Brat are hosting the second day of Freedom Summit 2020 in Washington, D.C. today. The event is an action conference designed to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable for the...

08:07
Culturs magazine's "Time for Change" issue tackles some of today's most important multicultural issues from a global perspective ? including viewpoints on what is "Blackness," COVID-19 experiences and anti-racism resources. On newsstands now, this...

07:00
An article in Axios written by Dion Rabouin entitled 10 Myths About The Racial Wealth Gap, (link below) asserted, "...the wealth gap is the product of centuries of inequality and racism that has grown too large to be impacted significantly by...


27 july 2020

20:19
Today Senate Republicans released draft legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Louisville Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer issued the following statement:...

18:02
On Tuesday June 16, both Fundación para la Libertad, based in Argentina, chaired by Gerardo Bongiovanni, and Fundación Internacional para la Libertad, based in Spain, chaired by Mario Vargas Llosa; jointly organized the webinar "Pandemic and Crisis...

14:09
The National Restaurant Association today sent a letter to the National Governors Association and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to set the record straight on the safety efforts restaurants are taking during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter...

13:18
Close to 6,000 nurses, nursing students, other health professionals and members of the public have joined the call by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) for immediate implementation of the Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee to...

12:36
The International Council of Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Switzerland-based NGO campaigning for religious freedom, on July 27, 2020 elected Dr John Eibner as its new president....

10:30
In conjunction with the United Nation's World Day Against Trafficking Persons, Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2020 Samantha Sarelli is hosting a virtual forum to raise awareness of human trafficking and to explore solutions to end it. The free forum will...