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News by subject: AVO

14 july 2020

09:34
Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals will rally in front of Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton's office today, calling on the provincial government to repeal wage...

09:31
The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), Forward Latino, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP), Dr. Mercola and U.S. Farmers & Ranchers for a Green New Deal, today launched the "Boycott Big Meat" national consumer education and lobbying...

09:00
Today marks the launch of a new digital campaign, Take Care in COVID, from the National...

09:00
Civil rights and community leaders discussed how we can come together as one people to make a positive impact in communities of color, especially Black communities, during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by the Alliance for Persecuted Peoples...


13 july 2020

17:05
"Today's decision to move into Stage 3 of the province's reopening plan is a judgement call made by Premier Doug Ford and his government, and responsibility for this decision rests with them. Both Ontarians and Ontario businesses have made...

16:23
AJC commends Missouri Governor Mike Parson, for signing anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) bill into law. The new law prohibits the state of Missouri and its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts worth over $100,000 with...

12:36
Today, as National Disability Voter Registration Week begins, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) called for states to increase accessibility for voters with developmental disabilities. As part of this call to...

10:57
Last month at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' (USCM) 88th Annual Meeting, the Conference's Executive Committee unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (H.R. 40/S....

10:40
National Center for Police Defense, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping law enforcement officers within the legal process in their time of need, announced their intentions to support two Minneapolis officers that were involved in...

10:13
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, is calling on Doug Ford's government to stop their attacks on healthcare workers through Bill 195, which would deny burnt-out staff without desperately...

08:20
Today, the national Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery launched to draw up a blueprint for Canada's economic recovery as the country emerges from the COVID-19 crisis. The Task Force is supported by a coalition of over 25 industry associations,...

06:00
Arcview Market Research and BDSA (formerly BDS Analytics) forecast worldwide legal cannabis industry revenue will grow another 38% to $20.4 billion in 2020. The eighth edition of the widely-cited "State of Legal Cannabis Markets" series also...


10 july 2020

18:09
Below is the correspondence sent on behalf of LTC Allen West by email to Chairman James Dickey, Vice-Chairman Alma Jackson and Secretary Josh Flynn on Friday, July 10, 2020. This law firm represents Colonel West with respect to matters involving his...

17:19
Today the heads of Canada's largest grocery store chains faced sharp questions from MPs about their treatment of frontline workers during the pandemic, but the industry must make lasting changes to correct declining working conditions in the retail...

12:40
Yesterday U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Advancing Uniform Transportation Opportunities (AUTO) for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation that would reduce the financial burden for service-connected severely...

12:00
In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer. "There have been 106,805 cases of COVID-19...

11:00
World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian organization that serves refugees and other displaced people, and Open Doors USA, an international religious freedom watchdog group, published a joint report revealing a surprising 90% reduction since...

10:20
Hashtags and symbolic gestures go only a certain distance. To confront and remove implicit, in-built bias in the entertainment industry and especially Hollywood, a community of creatives have come together to form Blackville. Blackville has recently...

08:45
For World Population Day, July 11, the International Raelian Movement is urging the United Nations to declare a global state of emergency on the devastating surge in human population that is endangering all life on earth. "Absolute birth control is...

08:10
The Committee for Police Officers' Defense, the political arm of Police Officers' Defense Coalition, recently launched a petition in support of police officers and their families in the midst of this tumultuous and dangerous time for law enforcement...

08:08
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced their endorsement of 58 candidates seeking election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2020.    ...


9 july 2020

17:18
NATSO, representing the nation's truckstops and travel plazas, and Donna's Travel Plaza today thanked U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, (D-Wash.) for visiting its Tulalip, Wash., location to learn about the extensive measures taken by the truckstop and...

16:50
In response to the coronavirus pandemic's increasing negative impacts on our country's most vulnerable populations, Awakening Events has teamed up with The Salvation Army to support Americans in need. Contemporary Christian bands and artists TobyMac,...

16:19
Aéro Montréal fully supports the arguments presented by the Canadian aerospace industry to the federal government and shares its concerns about the lack of support for the sector in Minister Morneau's recent economic update....

14:30
America's leading medical associations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical Association, are cautioning the Trump Administration that its decision to restrict visas for qualified foreign workers could have...

13:42
The FCS Foundation, the nation's leading advocacy and support organization for people affected by familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), today announced its support for The HEART Act (Helping Experts Accelerate Rare Treatments Act), a bill...

13:35
Trial attorneys have had to think outside of the box in order to represent their clients during the COVID pandemic. They have leaned hard on technology to conduct client interviews, to meet filing deadlines, to conduct Zoom conferences with judges...

12:24
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) has serious concerns that while Ontarians are preoccupied with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ford government has passed Bill 175, the province's home and community healthcare legislation. The bill, says ONA, fails...

12:12
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of John James for U.S. Senate.  The Chamber also announced endorsements of several business-friendly members of the U.S. House of Representatives seeking re-election in November....

12:00
In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer. "There have been 106,434 cases of COVID-19...

10:41
The Department of Transportation invited FlyersRights.org and other consumer organizations to a conference call Tuesday to discuss the DOT's coronavirus response. FlyersRights.org strongly criticized the joint Departments of Transportation (DOT),...

09:47
On June 30, 2020, the New York League of Independent Bankers (NYLIB) sent a letter to sitting members of Congress, the federal prudential banking agencies, and the Financial Standards Accounting Board (FASB) recommending that additional accounting...

09:30
Governments across Canada should consider new risk-based approaches to regulate and tax innovative tobacco products differently than cigarettes to help the country's 4.5-million smokers quit entirely or switch to better alternatives to cigarettes,...

09:24
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Tom Conway issued the following statement in response to the manufacturing and innovation segment of Joe Biden's Build Back Better economic plan, released today:...

08:31
The Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), in collaboration with Health Watch USA, will host a day-long webinar on the COVID-19 pandemic and the profound effects it has had on frontline workers worldwide. ...

08:30
Newly-released listings published today on the IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species) make it official that the North Atlantic right whale (NARW) has joined a growing list of animals on the...

07:50
National Police Support Fund launched an initiative today that will help educate and engage the public on the recently popular topic of qualified immunity for police officers. National Police Support Fund is a grassroots political organization whose...

06:00
Four months ago, Canada was unprepared for the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting Canadian soil but managed to flatten the curve. Last week, the head of the World Health Organization warned that flare-ups are inevitable as nations begin...


8 july 2020

16:57
More than 1000 VIA Rail workers received layoff notice today, along with news that Finance Minister Bill Morneau's CERB rules still deny them employer-paid income top up. "The CERB rules step all over longstanding income security practices that...

16:44
The Michigan Chamber is disappointed in Governor's latest veto that will hurt Michigan businesses and individuals. The Governor had an opportunity to assist struggling businesses and individuals with much needed property tax relief but instead,...

15:10
Today, in a 7 to 2 decision in Trump v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court ruled that regulations allowing employers and universities to opt out of covering birth control in their insurance plans if they cite a religious or moral objection are...

15:00
Plans to build a new quarry adjacent to one of North Carolina's busiest state parks and US bike routes is facing significant opposition from community leaders. The new 400 foot deep rock mine would be the first private quarry on public land in the...

14:08
The Ontario Government today introduced legislation that will provide municipal governments with the right to approve new landfill projects. When the legislative process is complete, impacted communities will have a final say on whether a proposed...

13:28
Unifor is urging the Nova Scotia government to work with Northern Pulp to secure Debtor-In-Possession (DIP) financing amid the company's restructuring. "As one of the largest creditors to Northern Pulp, the Nova Scotia government is the one holding...

12:25
Today, the National Small Business Association (NSBA) is releasing a new survey on how COVID-19 is impacting America's small businesses and what they anticipate in the coming months ahead. The survey shows modest improvements in small-business...

12:20
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded the decision handed down today by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, in which a teacher responsible for leading students in prayer and...

11:50
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's verdict in favor of the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious charity who have been fighting a legal battle for survival for the past nine years. In 2011, President...

11:00
Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health agencies across Toronto have committed to launch a Task Force to develop a multi-year road map to make a measurable impact on anti-Black racism. This commitment is part of a statement released today entitled "We...

11:00
WHAT: Antigone House Co. will unveil Antigone's research-letter, 'Guess Who's Coming To The White House?' The Company is set to send gift-copies to Vice-President, Mike Pence, and Cabinet Members on July 31st, 2020. "The idea is to encourage them to...

11:00
Consumers now have a choice when shopping for country-of-origin products that reflect their ethical choices http://www.NotMadeInChina.Directory As China marches on with its agenda, consumers are increasingly despairing at the realization that so much...