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29 may 2020

15:32
Today Jennifer Carpenter, President & CEO of the American Waterways Operators, testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on the status of the U.S. maritime supply chain during...

14:39
In a letter sent to Vice President Mike Pence as Chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force as well as to Governors across the United States, more than 550 physicians from all 50 states "urgently request that our country's businesses and...

14:27
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) today applauded the introduction of a bill in the House of Representatives that offers long-awaited protections for the healthcare responders and facilities at the front lines of the COVID-19...

14:05
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Prime Minister's announcement of new funding to fight COVID-19 in First Nations is much needed and welcome. Increased investments in health care and specialized equipment,...

12:31
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's "racist threat of violence" against protesters, called for the suspension of both his and the...

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

22:42
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....

20:54
Two Swedish government agencies ? equivalent to the IRS and SEC in the United States ? have hired an exclusive international law firm to try to fend off accusations of their central involvement in a $150 billion money laundering scheme. The Swedish...

20:15
Children's Minnesota is releasing the following statement on behalf of 28 executive leaders from across the state. They are joining together to stand united against acts of racism and violence....

19:54
Two Swedish government agencies ? equivalent to the IRS and SEC in the United States ? have hired an exclusive international law firm to try to fend off accusations of their central involvement in a $150 billion money laundering scheme. The Swedish...

19:54
Two Swedish government agencies ? equivalent to the IRS and SEC in the United States ? have hired an exclusive international law firm to try to fend off accusations of their central involvement in a $150 billion money laundering scheme. The Swedish...

19:09
In response to Washington becoming the next state after California to require public companies to have gender-diverse boards of directors, Susan C. Keating, CEO of the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD), says:...

17:53
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is calling on the government to take immediate and concrete action to address the long-standing shortfalls in long-term care (LTC) homes made blatantly evident in the Canadian Armed Forces' (CAF)...

17:06
Statement from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on claims from Premier Doug Ford that OPSEU blocked government inspectors from visiting long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: It's unbelievable how government managers are keeping the...

16:47
TUCSON, Ariz., May 28, 2020 In what appears to be an escalating war against the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to protect against COVID-19, permitting over-the-counter use under an emergency Executive Order may be the only way to allow patients to...

16:28
Detention Officers of Pottawattamie County Jail represented by Teamsters Local Union 554 in Omaha, Nebraska announced their support for Andy Brown for Sheriff in the June 2 primary on Tuesday....

16:12
Community members and workers at the AV Group Nackawic pulp mill in Nackawic, NB, are deeply concerned about the company's use of 60 out-of-province contractors and the lack of health and safety controls to protect local workers. "New Brunswick has...

13:31
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today urged the Colorado Senate and General Assembly to swiftly pass and the governor to sign the "Healthy Families and Workplaces Act," which would provide paid sick leave to Colorado workers....

12:11
Texas Health Action (THA), a nonprofit dedicated to advancing sexual wellness in Texas, is expanding access to HIV prevention medication across the state through a partnership with MISTR, an online telemedicine company. The online partnership that...

11:55
New research published today in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) shows ischemic stroke patients are arriving to hospitals and treatment centers an average of 160 minutes later during the COVID-19 pandemic, as compared with a similar...

10:30
New recommendations for family presence in hospitals, long-term care communities and other care settings during the COVID-19 outbreak were released today. They were developed by an international "pop-up coalition" of more than 60 leading...

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...

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