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22 july 2020

13:56
Having collected 900,000 signatures and raised over $4 million, the survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that the Secretary...

12:42
USW International Vice President Roxanne Brown will participate in tomorrow's House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee hearing, calling for a sustained congressional commitment to domestic manufacturing....

12:24
With over 95 percent of drivers and monitors voting in favor of ratification, Drivers and monitors employed by First Student of Maywood, IL have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local 777. The 220 drivers and...

10:44
The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) this week passed Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian's (R ? Texas) resolution urging the federal government to investigate  excessive dumping of crude oil by Saudi Arabia and Russia and...

09:26
This week the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons submitted additional evidence to a federal court for why interference with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) should end by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health & Human...

09:00
Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals will rally at Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Jeremy Roberts' constituency office today to call for the provincial government to repeal Bill 124 and...

09:00
Since Proposition 24 qualified for the California ballot at the end of June, a rapidly growing coalition of consumer, privacy and social justice advocates has emerged to oppose the November ballot measure. Proposition 24 opponents to date include...

08:49
The race for Florida's 22nd congressional district has picked up in pace. One clear winner is headed for the finish line against her Republican contenders. Jessica "Jessi" Melton is the only Republican candidate for Florida House District 22 that...

07:00
Utah Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (URMCA), a trusted resource for concrete technology in all construction segments and applications and a chapter of the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association, has announced that as of August 1st, members of...

04:30
One of the best analogies used to describe the kind of pressure lawyers face was written by Will Meyerhofer, JD LMSW, an attorney turned psychotherapist. The following is paraphrased. Imagine running a marathon and making it to within the final...


21 july 2020

21:58
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a provision to address hunger among currently serving military families. The bipartisan Military Family Basic Needs...

19:14
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) calls today a dark day for the province's registered nurses and health-care professionals as the Ford government has passed Bills 195 and 197....

16:50
Rights4Vapers.com, the country's leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the introduction of BC's new vaping regulations....

15:55
In April, WE Charity was engaged by the Government of Canada to deliver the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) program to support post-secondary students through the COVID-19 pandemic. WE Charity was chosen for this project because of its 25 year...

15:02
The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold a virtual press event tomorrow to acknowledge California Governor Gavin Newsom's failure to make public health and safety essential by instead making alcohol essential in the state....

14:34
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in regard to President Trump's Executive Order mandating that only legal U.S. residents be counted in the Census for the purpose of...

14:15
The Canadian Federation of Students and Don't Forget Students launched a petition today asking the federal government to cancel the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) program and to reallocate funds to the Canada Emergency Student Benefit....

14:00
Getting Ready for Baby campaign nonprofit leaders, Clean and Healthy New York and the Ecology Center, announced the release of a new crib mattress report "The Mattress Still Matters." This report, based on painstaking research and product testing was...

13:38
Below is a statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Trump Administration's deployment of unrequested federal law enforcement officers to Portland, and plans to expand to additional cities:...

13:15
Dr. George Flinn, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will stand up to President Trump when needed, putting conservative values first. Dr. Flinn believes President Trump isn't always right and that it's the job of Republicans to grow the party and...

12:32
We applaud the FDA's action against the makers of Puff Bar, the e-cigarette wildly popular among teens, along with nine additional disposables e-cigarette manufacturers to remove their flavored disposable e-cigarettes and youth-appealing e-liquid...

10:00
The Black Automotive Media Group (BAMG), has challenged the nation's automakers to address fairness and equity regarding Black media who cover the industry. BAMG is a distinguished group of seven Black reporters and writers who have over 150 years...

09:45
America and the world may be ill-prepared to fight concurrent global pandemics in COVID-19 and tuberculosis (TB) ? both largely airborne infectious diseases and significant public health threats.  Stop TB USA, a coalition committed to TB elimination,...

08:41
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) today endorsed Jesse Mermell for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District. The 23,000-member union of nurses and healthcare professionals chose Mermell out of the crowded field because of her commitment...

08:03
Paralyzed Veterans of America applauds final passage of specially adaptive housing improvement legislation, H.R. 3504, as amended.  This legislation ensures that catastrophically disabled veterans can more easily make needed accessibility...

08:00
CIBC today announced specific measures to combat anti-Black systemic racism, including specific goals for the advancement of Black talent into executive roles, and active involvement in leading change across the industry through CEO Victor Dodig's...

07:00
New data shows payment methods at small businesses have shifted away from cash toward electronic options like credit, debit and Interac e-Transfer®. Despite this shift, sales remain concerningly low for this time of year, according to the latest data...

06:00
Cutting-edge "deepfake" technology has commonly been associated with the distortion of the truth and promotion of lies using manipulated video.  In a compelling twist, the Holodomor National Awareness Tour (HNAT) today launched #Deeptruth, using...

06:00
A new survey from Willful, Canada's leading online estate planning company, found that permanent changes to Ontario wills and estates legislation, including allowing electronic signatures and secure online storage, would enable more Canadians to...


20 july 2020

20:21
Rights4Vapers.com, the country's leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the introduction of BC's new vaping regulations....

15:38
Family Research Council's Cathy Ruse received the Ruth Institute's "Activist of the Year" award for exposing radical, anti-science sex ed and transgender mandates in public school systems, especially in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Ruth Institute...

15:31
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a Maryland federal court's decision to advance the Muslim civil rights organization's broadest challenge to the terror watchlist to date.  That decision paves the way for CAIR's legal...

15:27
As leaders of the Holocaust Survivors Foundation USA, we extend our condolences to the family of Congressman John Lewis, and to the American family, on the passing of this American hero.  ...

15:11
LCBO workers from OPSEU Local 5111 will be holding a Day of Action next week Tuesday, rallying outside of Scarborough MPP offices to protest against the Conservative government's plan to privatize the LCBO. These workers will also be rallying to...

13:50
In light of a recent court decision, the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA) is calling on the Ontario Provincial Government to engage in meaningful mediation with the breeders of Standardbred racehorses in Ontario to resolve the harm caused by...

13:27
Even before the COVID-19 emergency, too many Canadians were victims of sexual violence, domestic violence, online child exploitation and human trafficking. In recent months the pandemic has created additional and unprecedented challenges for...

13:26
Earlier this month Senate District 29 voters received a mail piece directly from Tina Polsky's Political Committee, Americans for Progress, claiming that Irv Slosberg voted for Stand Your Ground, Open Carry, Guns in School, and Guns in Nightclubs....

13:25
Before the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many older Americans and people with chronic diseases were foregoing their prescribed medications due to high out-of-pocket costs. The ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated prescription drug...

13:21
On Monday, July 20, hundreds of workers from a coalition of San Francisco unions and community allies are joining tens of thousands of workers in more than 25 cities nationwide in support of Black lives and a more just and equitable society. By...

10:25
The late (Hon) Michael Wilson was famous as Canada's Minister of Finance, and in the words of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, "the greatest finance minister this country ever had." Mr. Wilson, who passed away last year, also distinguished...

09:05
Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and the current chairman and general counsel of the latter, announced the filing of suit against The Plainview Project, Mayor Jim Kenny, Soros financed District Attorney Larry...

08:34
James Faller is awaiting word from President Donald Trump's office on a request to pardon two inmates at the Forrest City, Arkansas federal prison, where Faller was once housed. He is also calling for sweeping changes from the federal government....

08:33
On July 19, 2020, Katrina's Dream Founder, Helene de Boissiere ?Swanson, started her third pilgrimage, Congress ? Remove the Deadline on the E.R.A. Leaving from her late brother's recently closed business, Mailboxes on 5th, in Park Slope, New York,...


19 july 2020

17:57
On July 22, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is partnering with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to support the 6th Annual World Brain Day. This year, World Brain Day is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson's...

09:00
FreeGIproject.org is demanding justice in the investigation for another George. George Johnson appeals the Los Angeles Court denial mandate, case number P8039081. I shall be set free, is the declared oath that independent film, television, and record...


18 july 2020

13:02
Several attendees of a peaceful action organized by Black Lives Matter ?Toronto were arrested this morning while calling to defund the police. They were not told of their crime....

11:30
Black Lives Matter held a rally and march today in support of demands to defund the police, invest in communities and create emergency safety services that do not harm Black and Indigenous people. Along with a coalition of artists, the group...

11:07
American Jewish Committee (AJC) mourns the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), the civil rights giant who worked closely with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and served more than 32 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was 80...


17 july 2020

21:59
Black Lives Matter - Toronto (BLMTO) press event tomorrow (Saturday) July 18 at 9:30 a.m. at Ryerson University to provide comment on demands to #DefundThePolice. What: Black Lives Matter Press Event Who: Black Lives Matter ? Toronto When: Saturday,...

18:20
Today UFCW Local One have asked Tops, again, to join the dozens of retailers including Kroger, Albertson's, Walgreens and so many others to adopt a no mask, no service policy, period. "Simply, if our members are required to wear a mask while they...