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10 march 2020

14:12
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has announced it is cancelling the 2020 Policy and Issues Forum (March 16-19th) after mounting public health concerns about the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19.  The annual...

13:49
Following a surge in beheadings, abductions and other violent assaults by Islamic extremists targeting Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, and ordinary Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 leading experts in international religious freedom...

12:39
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO JC Scott issued a letter to the Trump Administration's COVID-19 Task Force outlining pharmacy benefit managers' (PBMs) commitment to offering patients assistance with obtaining...

10:41
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), heads to Washington, D.C., March 8?10, for their annual Advocacy Conference. Over 100 families are expected to join...

10:01
The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) is leading a contingent of Canadian patients with rare and common diseases to Parliament Hill at noon today to deliver one common message to their Members of Parliament: "Stop the PMPRB!".  The...

09:00
Behavioral health care professionals from across the country will come together on Capitol Hill this week to urge members of Congress to support the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 824/H.R. 1767),...

08:39
For more than five decades, Washington has been claiming to reform healthcare with its one-size-fits-all, top-down approach. The failing system we have now is the result of their multiple "fixes." According to Deane Waldman, M.D., M.B.A. professor...

08:30
Today, Wet'suwet'en hereditary leader Theresa Tait Day will testify in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to ask the Federal Government to ensure women leaders' voices are heard as her Nation resolves...

08:00
THE ISSUE: The federal government's draconian new patented drug pricing rules to be implemented by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) prevent life-saving treatments from coming to Canada. It's already happening ? remarkable new...

07:00
When it comes to animal protection laws Canada gets a failing grade. The global charity World Animal Protection assessed the animal welfare policies and legislation of 50 countries and identified a continued lack of adequate animal welfare laws in...

04:00
Seventy-eight percent of retirees think Congress should cap what Medicare beneficiaries must spend out-of-pocket on prescription drugs, according to new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Unlike other types of insurance, Medicare Part D has...


9 march 2020

15:49
Today, the American Trucking Associations praised the introduction of the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act ? legislation that would address the trucking industry's critical need to expand access to safe commercial parking....

14:27
Blue Shield of California President and CEO Paul Markovich has issued the following statement regarding new rules on data sharing issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

13:08
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District, will launch her "Truth and Solutions" tour on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Easterwood Recreation...

12:28
On Tuesday, March 10, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will release a white paper focusing on the role that community foundations can play in denying philanthropic funding to hate groups. The...

12:00
THE ISSUE: The federal government's draconian new patented drug pricing rules to be implemented by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) prevent life-saving treatments from coming to Canada. It's already happening ? remarkable new...

11:40
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project, located in the Interlake region of Manitoba. The Agency invites the...

09:00
The Afghan-American Association (A-AWA), an Afghan-led NGO in the Washington DC area, in consultation with the Afghan Women's Education Center (AWEC ? based in Afghanistan) and the Afghan Women's Network (AWN ? representing around 125 women groups in...

08:52
Mothers and grandmothers across Canada are uniting to demand that concrete measures be taken to protect children from the impacts of climate change. Calling themselves Mothers Step In (Mères au front, in French), they want emergency action on the...

08:05
The CROWN Coalition, the official national supporters of the CROWN Act movement; an alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 50 CROWN Act supporting organizations...

08:00
The Métis National Council (MNC) is proud to announce it will be holding its Métis Identity, Citizenship & Homeland conference on March 9-10, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....

07:05
AMCI responds to MotorTrend's assertions that its EV-range protocols and results are more accurate than theirs.  As a service to fact-minded readers, automotive consumers, and Porsche, the company looks to set the record straight. All Testing Is Not...

06:00
Ban-the-box laws can be unique to an individual state or municipality and this complexity can be highlighted in the New England states where ban-the-box laws are not equal across borders and can create confusion for hiring managers and employers....


8 march 2020

14:00
Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the remarkable women who have  blazed a trail toward gender equality around the world. We also recognize the First Nation, Inuit and Métis women and girls, and LGBTQ and Two-Spirit people, and women's...

12:10
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, today issued the following statement: "Today is International Women's Day ? a time to celebrate the contributions of women and girls everywhere, and...

08:00
The Métis National Council (MNC) is proud to announce it will be holding its Métis Identity, Citizenship & Homeland conference on March 9-10, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....


7 march 2020

12:00
The Governor General of Canada wishes to share a message addressed to all Canadians from Her Majesty The Queen on Commonwealth Day: "On Commonwealth occasions, it is always inspiring to be reminded of the diversity of the people and countries that...

11:40
The Métis National Council (MNC) is proud to announce it will be holding its Métis Identity, Citizenship & Homeland conference on March 9-10, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....

11:00
According to a February 2020 letter sent to affected individuals, Walgreens became aware of a data breach involving the Walgreens mobile app personal secure messaging feature. According to the letter, an application error allowed certain personal...


6 march 2020

18:05
The mission of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) includes promotion of fairness in the administration of justice and defense of the rule of law....

16:00
The coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, is an pandemic that is affecting not only our health but also our businesses. Since the outbreak, countless factories and businesses in China have temporarily shut down, including solar...

15:51
On March 5, U.S. House and Senate lawmakers introduced the VALID Act, which would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new, expansive powers to regulate laboratory developed tests?tests that are already regulated by the Centers for Medicare...

13:30
On March 4, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, hosted President Donald J. Trump at their Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. The event brought...

10:15
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) just released an assessment of a draft report on fluoride neurotoxicity produced by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NAS suggested improvements to strengthen the report and heavily criticized NTP for...


5 march 2020

19:36
Teamsters who work at Sysco's Sygma distribution facility in Monroe went on strike yesterday to protest the company's violation of U.S. labor laws that protect workers' rights....

15:39
Unifor is calling on Ottawa to take immediate steps to protect workers as COVID-19 spreads around the globe. "Emergency supports are needed now for all workers in workplaces affected by COVID-19, to protect their health and provide job stability and...

15:12
The Alliance for Connected Care commends Congress for moving to help seniors access telehealth during the Coronavirus emergency without having to leave their homes....

13:15
The American Urological Association (AUA) today announced its support for the Veterans Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act, introduced on March 5 by Rep. Neal Dunn, MD (R-FL-3) and Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1). This important bill supports the...

11:02
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway joined top executives from U.S. steelmakers on Thursday in testifying before the Congressional Steel Caucus to seek continued support from lawmakers for the American steel industry...

10:54
On International Women's Day, March 8 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in Montreal, a demonstration will take place outside of the world headquarters of Mindgeek, the company that owns Pornhub, calling for the site to be shut down due to allegations the company is...

10:43
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the ninth leading cause of death in Kansas. On Wednesday, March 11, advocates from the Greater Kansas Chapter of the...

10:06
Alessandra Ambrosio, the famous Victoria Secret model and Vogue cover girl has been criticised after she launched a bikini line which she captioned as having the 'power of YANTRA.' She called the line special because it uses the geometry of the SRI...


4 march 2020

19:24
Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico signed legislation capping monthly copayments for insulin at $25, making New Mexico the third state to enact a co-pay cap?with the lowest dollar amount for a co-pay cap introduced at the state...

18:27
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) hosted a successful National Climate Gathering in Whitehorse, YT, that brought together over 380 First Nations leaders, Elders, women and youth to discuss First Nations-led solutions to address the Climate Crisis....

18:02
Below is a statement from Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI, on the reported bipartisan agreement Congress reached today on a package to combat the coronavirus. Earlier...

16:32
Rémi Sabourin, AEFO President, will be joining union members on various picket lines on March 5, 2020, in Sudbury, North Bay, and Sturgeon Falls in Northern Ontario. He will be demonstrating with AEFO members and giving interviews onsite. The list...

16:27
As the nation braces for a widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, today the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) sent Congress and other policymakers a series of key policy changes necessary to mitigate the impact and...

12:50
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins attended this morning's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of June Medical Services v. Russo, in which an abortion center is challenging a state law that requires abortionists to...

11:00
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo--the first abortion rights case to be heard under the current makeup of the Supreme Court. The case challenges a Louisiana law that would shut down every abortion...

10:59
L'Oréal Paris Canada today announced a global commitment to address street sexual harassment through the development of a bystander training program ? Stand Up Against Street Harassment. In partnership with Hollaback!, a non-governmental organization...