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8 july 2020

10:11
Following the events from the last few weeks, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) has decided to suspend its advertising spend and hold off on all publications on Facebook and Instagram, until July 31st. In doing so, the MAC has joined the...

09:30
Members of the New York State Nurses Association, joined by community advocates, elected officials and religious leaders, are speaking out about the shutdown last week of the Intensive Care Units at Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital ("MMV"), amid...

08:37
On Hamilton Avenue in front of Palo Alto, CA City Hall there is a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall mural covering the street. It is 16 individual murals side by side which spell out Black Lives Matter. The second letter to the end is a mural of...


7 july 2020

19:50
The Canadian Payroll Association commends the Government of Alberta for changes proposed today in Bill 32, the Restoring Balance in Alberta's Workplaces Act, that will reduce red tape, support job creation, and eliminate unnecessary costs for...

19:00
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' approval Tuesday of the Healthy Buildings ordinance puts hotel employees at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19, will delay those workers' return to work and adds costly and unnecessary cleaning requirements...

18:35
This morning, the Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, and Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), announced the signing of a protocol agreement establishing a new structure to support the implementation of...

18:19
Premier Jason Kenney's Bill 32 attempts to undermine the voice of Alberta's working people while ensuring corporations remain as powerful and unaccountable as ever, says Unifor. "When unions use free speech rights to speak out against injustice,...

17:40
Today, over 60 of America's top fitness industry leaders signed an open letter calling on all United States governors to allow gyms to remain open safely as states take action to curb the COVID-19 crisis. ...

16:35
After weeks of discussions, Unifor and Gateway Casinos are pleased to announce a return to operations agreement was reached between both parties. "The COVID-19 crisis has hit Canada's gaming industry particularly hard, all but shutting down this...

15:35
Members of the California State Senate have taken $2,353,000 in campaign contributions from insurance companies and insurance industry trade associations in the last two election cycles, according to data reported to the California Secretary of...

15:22
Indiana leveraged more than $1 billion in federal funds to advance over $1.9 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to an interactive tool that for the first time provides the public and elected officials a clear look...

14:00
Yesterday, the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) sent a letter to President Trump calling on the Administration to restore America's core manufacturing capabilities and bring back critical supply chains by restoring a 10% tariff on imports...

13:34
In the last few days the #Traffickinghub movement's viral short animated video exposing Pornhub for allegedly profiting from the rape and sex trafficking of women and children reached over 25 million views across all social media....

13:21
The Vice President of Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) and former Detroit Public Schools teacher, Ellen Offen, sent an open letter on behalf of Michigan parents, teachers, and students to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeking answers to questions...

13:00
Today the Ohio Conservative Energy Forum (OHCEF) launched an Ohio chapter of the Land & Liberty Coalition (L&LC), a grassroots organization advocating for clean energy development across the Midwest. The Coalition partners with local citizens,...

12:35
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest kidney patient organization in America and the independent voice for kidney patients, announced today the launch of its "AAKP...It's on Us!" initiative which waives registration fees for...

11:00
Today, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) published an open letter to British Columbia Premier John Horgan, outlining the auto insurance industry's concern with Bill 11 ? Attorney General Statues (Vehicle Insurance) Amendment Act, 2020. IBC also...

09:00
Today, PLAYERSTV, the network dedicated to sports lifestyle and culture entertainment, announced the premiere of #SAYHERNAME: BREONNA TAYLOR will air on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7 pm ET on PlayersTv's digital and broadcast network. The one-hour...

09:00
The following is an opinion piece written by Patrick Brosnan, a former NYPD Robbery/Gun Squad Detective and current CEO of Brosnan Risk Consultants. When I think of the alleged leader in Albany, the alleged leader in New York City's City Hall and the...

09:00
Avoid fluoride during pregnancy and infancy to protect babies' brains, caution fluoride researchers in the Journal of Pediatrics ("Current Best Evidence," July 2020), reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)....

08:41
The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog says, "About a year ago the US Congress changed the rules for the US EB-5 Visa program-because the initiative had so many serious flaws. Essentially the US Congress killed the EB-5 Visa program. One could argue a year...

07:30
A LUNGevity Foundation-led consortium of 41 leading patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, and industry partners has published a white paper detailing recommendations for the use of testing terminology in precision medicine for...

07:00
Today, community and business leaders, as well as supporters throughout Canada, are united to send a clear message to the Government of Canada that action is needed to attract investment in the offshore oil and gas industry and help thousands of...

07:00
The expertise of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and all public health agencies is critical to protecting Americans' health during the COVID-19 crisis, said a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar from 347...

05:00
Drug manufacturers and some Members of Congress claim that allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices would limit funding for research and development. But a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) finds that only 3 percent of survey...

03:00
As the Summer of 2020 heats up, Generational Expert Ann A. Fishman believes the values and attitudes of the Millennial Generation are most responsible for shaping public debate, and with it, the direction of social change in America. "Born between...


6 july 2020

21:00
The Hawaii Senate today let down the state's kids and families by passing legislation (HB 2457) that exempts menthol e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes from a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products despite the clear evidence that...

18:01
In the wake of the Ontario Ombudsman's scathing report on the state of Ontario corrections, the union representing the province's 9,000 correctional officers is calling on Queen's Park to start construction of the promised new Thunder Bay Jail. "For...

18:01
North Carolina Farm Bureau is deeply disappointed by the announcement that the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been canceled, costing eastern North Carolina's farmers and rural residents critical opportunities for the future. North Carolina's farmers and...

15:00
At RBC, we acknowledge wide-spread systemic racism has disproportionately disadvantaged Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) for far too long, significantly impeding the ability of those communities to compete equally in opportunities for...

13:23
In the midst of the unprecedented health and economic crisis when politicians should be listening more than talking, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is set to vote into law a redundant and dangerous piece of legislation that will cost hotels...

13:02
The former chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), the state agency responsible for employee health and safety standards, announced today that some provisions of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors' proposed...

10:17
Michigan Chamber is concerned the Governor will veto bills that will provide necessary relief for businesses across the state.  Last week, two bills (HB 5761 and HB 5810) sponsored by Representative James Lower passed the Michigan House unanimously...

10:02
The Canadian Centre of Excellence on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Related Mental Health Conditions has teamed up with the Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health to co-develop a guide for reducing mental-stress injuries...

09:52
The National Police Association (NPA), a 501c3 nonprofit, has been granted leave to participate as a friend of the court in an ACLU lawsuit against Portland police officers. Permission was granted over the objection of the City of Portland, after the...

09:00
Today FP Canada and Advocis, the Financial Advisors Association of Canada, welcomed passage of The Financial Planners and Financial Advisors Act ("the Act") by the Government of Saskatchewan. The passage of the Act represents a significant and...

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy: "On July 6, 2013, a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in Lac?Mégantic, Quebec. The accident killed...

08:00
Amid efforts to stop publications of embarrassing books about Trump, from a tell-all by his niece to his former security advisor's scorcher, comes a white knight book author Peter Ticktin believes Trump will cherish. "Unlike other books pretending to...

07:30
It's been just over a week since Defeat By Tweet launched, and it is already making an impact on the election. The premise behind the platform is simple - every time Trump tweets, donors make a micro-donation (as low as a penny) to the Justice Fund -...


5 july 2020

20:49
The Pan-American Prosperity Institute (PPI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster a closer relationship among countries in the American continent. With this intent, PPI would like to publish a letter from Mr. Luiz Philippe Braganca about...


3 july 2020

09:45
Myisha M. Gatson, the founder of Pearl Long Term Care Solutions, Inc., a company that recently recognized "Juneteenth" as a corporate holiday as a display of their values of education and racial equity, today released the following comments:...

09:00
One of Abraham Lincoln's least known quotes is this: "Be not deceived. Revolutions do not go backwards." But as America celebrates July 4th 2020, it looks like that may no longer be true. Tracking a twenty year plunge, twin opinion polls in 2000...


2 july 2020

23:10
Change the Mascot today released the following statement praising the FedEx Corporation. It comes on the heels of FedEx ? a critical sponsor of Washington's NFL team with naming rights for the team's home stadium ? calling on the team to change its...

19:01
The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented global challenge of protecting lives while also safeguarding livelihoods and communities. Only a whole-of-society, united, and collaborative approach can deliver an effective global response....

18:24
Desjardins stands in solidarity with those opposing hate speech and advocating for change. As a result, Desjardins will be joining the Stop Hate for Profit campaign and suspending its advertising on Facebook and Instagram for the month of July....

18:12
Golden Door, the world's leading wellness resort, is celebrating a major win for the environment after years of pursuing expensive litigation to force the County of San Diego to create, implement and enforce a real, meaningful Climate Action Plan....

16:26
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) today issued a statement announcing that it has initiated a conversation with Facebook to reinforce the need to advance and implement meaningful solutions to eliminate hate speech, incitement and...

16:12
TEX-ABOTA, the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, will host a webinar titled "How Race and Implicit Bias Impact the Practice of Law" on July 10, 2020 via Zoom webinar. The featured speaker will be Dr. Kevin Cokley, a...

16:08
American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Lithuanian Jewish Community are jointly calling on the Speaker of the Seimas, Lithuania's legislature, to stop a resolution honoring a member of the antisemitic Lithuanian Activist Front. "We are deeply...

14:33
Today, the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) is responding to new U.S. government data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows new record levels of unalloyed primary aluminum surging into the United States from Canada. In May, 184,789...