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News by subject: AVO

29 may 2020

09:28
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a House Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing held yesterday addressing the federal government's efforts to protect front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic....

09:03
The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute condemn the early morning arrests of CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his production team, who were taken into custody just after 5 a.m. local time, while live on the air....

08:56
US citizens grow up with the unshakeable conviction that they are entitled to "liberty and justice for all" - two of the core principles of American democracy. The country born out of rebellion rose to become a beacon for humankind, leading the...

08:38
Calling all non-voters. The unique John Manimas Campaign took a giant step forward after John Manimas filed the certificate of a write-in candidate with the New York State Board of Elections. "The official write-in ballot status is effective in New...

08:38
Candidate Daniel McCarthy returns to Minneapolis, having served as an Army Major, entrepreneur, civil rights attorney, immigration policy analyst and refugee officer. On 6/2/20, McCarthy holds a post-filing presser at Daymark Homes, 1477 W. Lake...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on Doug Ford to publicly apologize for wrongfully accusing unionized long-term care inspectors of refusing to inspect homes....


28 may 2020

10:25
The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) has filed legal action on Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance following our announcement in February. QESBA along with co-applicants...

10:00
The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released the inaugural 2020 Picture of Preservation report. This new report explores the pivotal role the federal government plays in...

08:34
The May Revision of the California Budget proposes to eliminate funding for Community Based Adults Services (CBAS), like Community Bridges' Elderday program, no sooner than July 1, 2020. CBAS programs provide one of our state's primary alternatives...

08:33
Fireworks are among the most widely anticipated traditions of celebrating our nation's independence.  As the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaches, there are widespread cancellations of community Independence Day celebrations nationwide due to...

08:32
The main responsibility of a city is to protect its citizens. During a pandemic, that means Charleston elected officials have a duty to insist that city sanctioned venues/vendors that are licensed by or owned by the city follow strict COVID...

07:20
Firefighters & EMS Fund, a political organization focused on providing a grassroots voice for firefighters across the country in the state and local political process, released an Op-Ed on the importance of issue advocacy for first responders like...


27 may 2020

21:24
Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI and President of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the tragic events in Minneapolis:...

17:19
Now that the latest coronavirus relief package, known as the Heroes Act, has moved forward to the U.S. Senate, AACC has sent a letter to Senate leadership outlining five key recommendations that will improve COVID-19 testing capacity across the U.S....

16:01
Unifor's National President and local union leaders will be speaking out tomorrow to highlight an unfair gap in the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that is hurting thousands of workers in the auto, rail, marine, steel, aerospace, health...

13:56
Job Creators Network (JCN), a small business advocacy organization, has won three Telly Awards from videos produced in 2019. The Telly Awards?which recognize excellence in video advertising?are judged by a group of leading experts from prestigious...

13:45
The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will meet for the study of the recommendations relating to the Economic and Fiscal Update Act, 2020 and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on certain sectors of the economy. The Committee intends...

11:00
Algoma Steel Inc. (Algoma Steel) welcomes the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) decision today to initiate an anti-dumping investigation concerning hot-rolled heavy steel plate (Heavy Plate) exported from Chinese Taipei, Germany, South Korea,...

11:00
As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) joined 52 other organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. In the statement, "Arts Education Is...

10:58
Yesterday, the American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) delivered a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary Wilbur Ross providing important data to bring awareness to the surge of Canadian aluminum imports to the...

10:37
Epluribus LLC, the developers of the MOXYtm online social ecosystem released a new study showing that elected officials leave much to be desired when it comes to imparting confidence in representing voters' issues. Ranking even lower is voters'...

10:21
After another confirmed COVID-19 case at the massive United Natural Foods INC (UNFI) warehouse in Hopkins, Teamsters Local 120 is calling on state health officials to step in before the state's grocery supply is affected. Teamsters Local 120 Business...

10:15
Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), sent a letter to Dr. Susan Mayne, Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sharing concerns on behalf of the food allergy community...

09:00
The current total for student loan debt in the United States is approximately $1.6 trillion, according to a recent Forbes article. ZIPO, Inc., a nonprofit organization, has done its research and found a viable solution that can cut this national debt...

08:50
Dr. Yves Jean-Bart, President of the Haitian Football Federation, today issued the following statement through his spokesperson: "While Dr. Jean-Bart continues to unequivocally deny the baseless allegations against him, he will comply with FIFA's...

08:00
4medica® has released a position statement on the importance of accurate patient matching as crucial to the success of re-opening the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in support of The Pew Charitable Trust letter to the leaders of the...


26 may 2020

21:44
For many years, while much of the world took a different stance on the revolutionary fundraising mechanism that is tokenization, many of the lead regulators in the United States maintained that there was no such thing as a utility token and that all...

17:38
The Alzheimer Society joins all Canadians in expressing anger, frustration, and profound sadness at the observations made in a Canadian Armed Forces report released today. No one should have to endure the degrading conditions forced on these...

17:32
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is demanding urgent action from the provincial government to address the conditions in the province's long-term care homes ? not only in the five homes identified in a scathing report from the Canadian military...

16:35
The National Center for Public Policy Research has filed a shareholder resolution urging Amazon to respect diverse viewpoints and stop viewpoint discrimination that alienates customers and harms shareholder value. Amazon has recommended that...

15:32
KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools, Inc. (Senco), the nation's largest staple manufacturer, announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will impose combined final antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties of 97.93%-305.19% percent...

13:56
Premier Scott Moe's endless dithering on whether or not to impose a settlement from the mediators in the Co-op Refinery lockout has prompted workers to establish information pickets at five rural Co-op properties. "It boggles the mind why Scott Moe...

13:00
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) resonates with the complaints of physicians frustrated in their care of COVID-19 patients by 'evidence-based medicine' and bureaucratic restraints imposed by outside third-parties....

12:00
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community sector has responded to the crisis with an extraordinary response from thousands of staff members and volunteers who are on the front lines helping vulnerable people. To honour and thank them, a...

11:05
Often alone and isolated, the poorest people in our society struggle to do their taxes, which can have a devastating impact on their lives. In the context of the pandemic, this situation is even more complex. A simple deadline postponement for filing...

09:48
The number of viewers watching AJC Advocacy Anywhere sessions, since the program's inception in March, now exceeds 2.4 million worldwide. The online series examines timely political, geopolitical, diplomatic, and other issues in the COVID-19 era....

09:00
The Coalition for the Advancement of Research and Innovation in Trauma (CARIT) announces its launch as the 501(c)6 non-profit organization. CARIT seeks to establish the coordination and funding necessary to enable innovation in trauma treatment, to...

08:33
Following the Atikamekw Nation's public denunciation of the failure from the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) to respect the duty to consult regarding the Matawinie mining project, the AFNQL supports the request of the Conseil...

08:00
The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) this spring began an initiative to host virtual UN75 consultations engaging Americans in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. UNA-USA's efforts are part of UN Secretary-General António...


25 may 2020

14:02
In the wake of proposals to change voting laws and practices due to the Covid-19 virus, Judicial Watch, Inc. and Election Integrity Project California, Inc. call on lawmakers and election officials to renew their commitment to another important...

12:50
A vast majority of Canadians believe a competitive airline industry is critical to the country's economic recovery,...

12:21
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) stands side-by-side with our industry partners in calling on the Ontario government for a moratorium on commercial evictions. Collectively, our members represent over 83,000 storefronts, restaurants and hotels in...

10:00
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, plans to issue the biggest tax increase in years for small businesses report Bambridge Accountants New York. The key policies of Vice President Biden's tax plans are:...

06:00
During the Canadian COVID?19 lockdown, TaxCOOP studied the wealth and donation profile of the GAFAM and the top 5 wealthiest Canadian individuals. Evidence shows that, during the two?month lockdown period (March 16 to May 16): TOP 5 richest Canadian...

05:00
Governments across the country have been denying Canadians access to vital information about the novel coronavirus and their responses to it, while failing to protect whistleblowers who could expose threats to public health ? whether they are in...


24 may 2020

12:14
AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo issued the following statement today in regards to legislative action taken that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of older adults: "On behalf of our 1.7 million members and older adults across the...

12:10
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Sunday, May 24, there are 84,081 COVID-19 cases, including 6,380 deaths. More than 43,640 or 52...

11:21
There is growing concern in our nation about the unconstitutional overreach of the judiciary in religious affairs. In courtrooms around the country, activist judges are rendering judgments that are collectively eroding the right to religious freedom...


23 may 2020

12:59
May 23, 2020 Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Re: Taking control of Extendicare Guildwood and a public inquiry Dear Premier Ford, On May 14, 2020, I wrote to you requesting that your provincial government use...

12:39
In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of Saturday, May 23, there are 82,892 COVID-19 cases, including 6,277 deaths. More than 42,980 or 52...