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News by subject: AVO

21 june 2019

07:00
Today, a new social fundraising movement to protect abortion and reproductive rights was launched to support the National Network of Abortion Funds, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the American Civil...

06:00
On behalf of Canada's physicians, we're honoured to be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Indigenous physicians for their leadership on medical and health matters not only for their...


20 june 2019

19:01
The Ford Conservatives' unprecedented Cabinet shuffle, after only one year in office, will not improve their plummeting polling numbers or fix the problem of cuts to public services faced by Ontarians says the President of Canadian Union of Public...

18:13
CUPE 116 members working at the University of British Columbia (UBC), ratified a tentative agreement (TA) they reached with the employer on June 9. The ratification vote was completed late Tuesday night with members voting in favour of accepting the...

18:05
AJC is disappointed by the United States Supreme Court decision allowing a nearly 100 year-old cross to remain standing on government property in Maryland. "Today's decision, while regrettable, is notable mostly because the Court did not do what some...

18:01
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just ruled that the Trump administration's regulations governing the Title X family planning program can go into effect while court proceedings play out. The Protect Life Rule at issue in this case...

16:55
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today welcomes the passing of two new pieces of federal legislation passed in the House of Commons today. The Indigenous Languages Act, Bill C-91 and An Act respecting First Nations,...

16:17
Ancora Advisors, LLC ("Ancora"), which beneficially owns approximately 8.76% of the outstanding shares of J. Alexander's Holdings, Inc. ("J. Alexander's" or the "Company"), making it one of the Company's largest shareholders, today announced that J....

16:11
Today, a federal appeals court granted the Trump administration's damaging "gag rule" to take effect nationwide, despite multiple lawsuits from states challenging the Title X restrictions. This attack on Title X, the nation's only federal family...

16:02
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) opposes the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019, introduced by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA). This legislation...

16:00
The Government of Canada believes that diversity is one of Canada's greatest strengths. Today, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 Issues, M.P. Randy Boissonnault participated in a Pride Flag and Transgender Flag raising ceremony on...

13:35
The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, launched the MatchPoint Procurement Portal during the 9th Annual Southern California Small Business and Contracting...

13:02
The Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA) has accepted an invitation to partner the launch and support the ongoing execution of http://www.diversityvotes.ca, a joint pre-election venture hosted by Andres Machalski, of Multilingual International...

13:01
Fireworks are among the most widely anticipated traditions of celebrating our nation's independence. As the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaches, the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) testified[1] this afternoon before the U.S. Trade...

12:50
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's clear that Doug Ford hasn't learned a thing during his first unpopular year as premier, making the terrible rookie mistake of demoting almost every one of his female Cabinet ministers. "Ford was happy...

11:53
Provincial tobacco control coalitions and physicians' group are reacting to the devastating results of a new study published today in the British Medical Journal's July edition that shows a dramatic spike in vaping among Canadian teens [increases...

11:44
Today the Supreme Court handed down a victory for the Bladensburg, Maryland World War I Veterans Memorial in the case of American Legion v. American Humanist Association. While the ruling protected the Peace Cross memorial and similar historic,...

11:38
Citing America's constitutional commitment to freedom of religion and expression, the leader of the nation's largest veterans organization hailed today's Supreme Court ruling which protects a popular veterans memorial, "as an overall victory for...

11:17
The Egyptian producer and actor Mohamed Aly presents in Barcelona The Other Land, a social content film, which narrates the odyssey of three young Egyptians trying to illegally emigrate to Italy, fleeing from their disadvantages...

10:26
Safe Space 1776 LLC has launched the beta version of its social media site, the "Safe Space," for conservatives frustrated over the censorship taking place on mainstream platforms. The platform combines features one would find on traditional...

08:00
The National Corn Growers Association today will begin airing an advertisement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow President Trump's commitment to farmers and stop giving Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers to big oil...

07:30
Velan Capital, L.P. (together with the other participants in its solicitation, "Velan" or "we"), one of the largest stockholders of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Progenics" or the "Company"), comprised of successful specialty pharmaceutical...

07:00
Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement: "A proposal is under consideration in the West Virginia House of Delegates right now to approve an omnibus education bill that was intended to...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says OPSEU will not be picketing at Ford Fest this weekend, despite ongoing concerns about Doug Ford's destructive agenda. "We're not backing down from our fight against Ford," said Thomas. "We'll continue to...


19 june 2019

22:00
CNN still has not made progress in hiring blacks in day-to-day senior news management positions. That's the finding of the National Association of Black Journalists' (NABJ) Media Monitoring Committee, which has been charged with monitoring the...

19:00
Products that were once described as "cigarettes on training wheels" could unfortunately be living up to their description. According to new research from Dr. David Hammond at the University of Waterloo, youth vaping rates in Canada have increased...

17:34
In testimony today before the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Section 301 Committee, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) called for the delisting of Chinese-origin chemicals from the proposed Tranche 4, which would...

17:28
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Senate Appropriations Committee's Emergency Border Funding package: "America's mayors applaud the Senate...

17:00
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) recently hosted its annual DC Federal Legislative Initiative (DC FLI), June 8-10 at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center. After a two day training, 150 licensed naturopathic...

17:00
Hundreds of employees at Ontario's LHINs and other health care agencies were notified today that they're losing their jobs. That's hundreds of lives and families affected because of another promise betrayed. Ford promised no job losses, but it's...

16:15
The proposed move of two USDA research agencies will cost taxpayers money and reduce America's agricultural economic research and information infrastructure, according to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). The AAEA is...

15:40
Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), and Leo W. Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, today called for a new standard to protect miners from silica dust. The request came in a letter to David...

14:57
Despite the best efforts of well-financed and coordinated groups like Bloomberg's Everytown For Gun Safety and Never Again California, the family-friendly Crossroads of the West show will continue to go on for now at the Del Mar Fairgrounds thanks to...

13:56
The United States Congress must act immediately on the findings of the Independent Tribunal on Forced Organ Harvesting that the killing of detainees in China for their organs has continued despite the regime's promises to the contrary, according to...

13:27
The fossil fuel industry continues to have an outsized presence at global climate talks, according to findings released today by the Climate Investigations Center (CIC) and reviewed by Corporate Accountability. The findings come amid negotiations...

12:52
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trumps' threat to deport millions of undocumented Americans next week. In a pair of recent tweets, Trump...

11:00
CaseWare RCM Inc., a provider of financial crime detection and prevention solutions and a division of CaseWare International Inc., welcomes the decision by U.S. lawmakers to move ahead with bills to toughen corporate ownership laws for shell...

10:31
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO JC Scott released the following statement on the Senate Special Committee on Aging's hearing, "The Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part III: Examining Agency Efforts to...

09:14
The U.S. House of Representatives just voted to repeal the prohibition on the use of federal funds to create a "unique patient identifier," which former Representative Ron Paul, M.D., sponsored in 1998. Unless the prohibition is reinstated, the...

09:00
In an open letter addressed to Republican and Democratic candidates running in the 2020 Presidential Election, the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is asking presidential hopefuls to recognize the cooperative business model as a...

08:00
The Canadian Association of Journalists recognizes that the urgency of climate change, and the public's right to know about how governments respond to an important national conversation, requires news organizations to rethink their best practices on...

07:00
The outgoing CEO of Otéra Capital, Alfonso Graceffa, is vehemently contesting his wrongful and unjust dismissal, which has done considerable damage to his irreproachable 30-year reputation. He is offering his full cooperation to Québec's...

04:00
At the occasion of the Grand Banquet de l'extraordinaire of the Fondation du Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) which took place last June 18 under the honorary co-chairs of Mr. Pierre Pomerleau, Dr. Philippe Sauthier and Mr. Éric...

00:05
We are a coalition of people, many of whom are mothers, dedicated to human rights, and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity. We are partnering with national, regional and local...


18 june 2019

23:30
Advocates for Physicians' Rights opposes Amendments to Senate Bill 276 California should keep the government out of the doctor-patient relationship, not data-base medical records while monitoring and tracking medical professionals, and not ask...

18:54
Social justice movement organizations across the country continue their critical work of securing equity and justice in our communities. But the lack of philanthropic support for these efforts shows that many grantmakers and donors are missing the...

18:10
Today, TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy) welcomed the Government of Canada's new Policy Direction, which orders the CRTC to promote competition, affordability and consumers' interests in its oversight of Canada's telecommunications industry....

17:58
The Government of Canada's new approval to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) means Canadian oil will finally gain some access to growing overseas markets. This will enable Canada to receive full value for our natural resources while...

17:49
The federal government has made the right decision on expansion plans for the Trans Mountain pipeline, and its support for Indigenous peoples having an ownership stake is the right course. That's the message Project Reconciliation, an...

17:06
Following the federal government's decision today on the TransMountain pipeline expansion project, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says First Nations will ensure their rights, title and jurisdiction are respected and...