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20 may 2020

08:33
A new report by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is a desperate attempt to sell the American public on the "benefits" of mass illegal immigration amidst an economic crisis that has the vast majority of Americans questioning why we...


19 may 2020

17:49
UnCruise Adventures, a leader in responsible tourism and small boat adventure travel accelerated conversations with congress on behalf of the U.S. Overnight Passenger Small-Boat Operators Coalition. The coalition serves as a united voice to increase...

16:34
(AANA)?In a letter today to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and leaders of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and Veterans Health Administration, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) partnered with 47 national nursing...

13:03
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has issued the following statement from President Sharleen Stewart:...

12:54
President Trump disclosed that he was taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to protect himself against COVID-19?with the approval of his physicians. Although some in the media may find this startling or concerning, the Association of American Physicians &...

10:41
The Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD, proudly announces that it will hold a 360 Edition from August 10 to 16 in an entirely adapted form, and stresses that the importance of Pride goes beyond any physical or in-person gathering. The festival...

10:03
In honor of National Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is encouraging consumers to stand united with the state's dairy farmers and find simple ways to show support for an industry that contributes so much to Wisconsin's culture and identity....

08:31
Today, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), Appraisal Institute (AI), Appraisers Association of America (AAA), Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA), Equipment...


18 may 2020

18:24
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is encouraged to learn some of the steps the Baker Administration and its Reopening Advisory Board have taken regarding the resumption of normal healthcare services, while remaining vigilant about the...

18:08
Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) is elevating the concerns of advocates for children with disabilities as fears grow that the U.S. Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos is falling abysmally short of ensuring students with disabilities...

15:14
Congressman Max Rose (D-NY) has introduced the COVID-19 Youth Sports and Working Families Relief Act (H.R.6912) to Congress, legislation that addresses the mission of the PLAY Sports Coalition to ensure the institutions connected to youth and local...

14:22
To ensure the proper use of antibody testing for the novel coronavirus, AACC today issued a public statement detailing the role these tests should play in the management of COVID-19 patients and in the development of public health policy. In...

13:28
American Jewish Committee (AJC) congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on successfully forming a new coalition government in Israel. The government, sworn in yesterday, is the result of an agreement between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, head of...

13:26
Approximately 215 school bus drivers, monitors and aides voted overwhelmingly over the weekend to ratify their first contract with STA/Ocean State Transit and become members of Teamsters Local 251....

12:55
Joshua Casey, a resident of Seattle, has made the decision to join the race for Washington's State Auditor. He is challenging the incumbent who, according to Casey, potentially put lives at risk by not understanding the risks of poor planning for a...

12:46
Classic Brands, ("Classic" or the "Company"), a leading designer, distributor, and manufacturer of sleep products, sleep accessories, and furniture, today issued the following statement in response to the affirmative preliminary determination made by...

12:27
New York's historic law prohibiting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. This action is the right move to reverse skyrocketing youth use of e-cigarettes and couldn't come at a better time as health experts are warning that...

12:16
American Legion National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford is urging the public to honor the country's fallen military heroes at dusk on Memorial Day by lighting candles of remembrance and placing them on front porches....

10:56
More than 2.2 million people have watched AJC Advocacy Anywhere programs since the leading global Jewish advocacy organization launched the online series of programs on March 20. The first eight weeks have featured conversations with diplomats,...

10:47
The state Department of Public Health has found 74 child and adult mental health beds at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital are "necessary for preserving access and health," and that owner Trinity Health must prepare a plan showing how it will...

09:30
Beyond Pesticides sued Exxon Mobil Corporation (Exxon) on Friday for "false and deceptive marketing," misrepresenting to consumers that it "has invested significantly in the production and use of 'clean' energy and environmentally beneficial...

08:37
80-20 Asian American Empowerment PAC, by far the largest Asian American PAC in the nation, calls on Asian Americans to work for the utter defeat of Trump, but is not endorsing Biden at this time for the following reasons. Trump's bullying and...

08:22
Today, a leading and trusted voice on insurance announced the launch of the Future of American Insurance & Reinsurance (FAIR) campaign. An initiative of the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), FAIR will focus on ensuring the insurance...

08:03
In May 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has introduced a bill that will prove detrimental to affordable homeownership in the state of California. SB 950, authored by Senator Jackson, will strengthen the California...

08:00
As the nation transitions from stay-at-home orders to slowly reopening its doors amidst COVID-19's wake, Congress has a bipartisan opportunity to rebuild our nation's roads, bridges, and other infrastructure while also enhancing our economy. The...


17 may 2020

10:00
Today, on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we recognize the stigma, discrimination and violence that LGBTQ2 individuals, in Canada and around the world, continue to face, simply for being themselves. This reality...

08:00
The Samuel De Champlain Bridge continue to show support to Montrealers and Canadians during this challenging period by displaying its rainbow lights every Sunday from 9:00 to 10:10 pm, during the month of May. Please remind your audience to respect...


16 may 2020

12:00
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 16, there are 75,004 COVID-19 cases, including 5,595 deaths. More than 37,274 or 50...

11:44
The Canadian Red Cross is playing a critical role in Canada's response to COVID-19. The organization is helping Canadians at quarantine sites, in long-term care facilities, and through its mobile field hospital. And now it needs our support to...

11:11
As part of the innovative series highlighting exceptional Canadians across diverse areas of interest, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will host a virtual conversation with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Artistic...

11:00
The Government of Canada is supporting Canada's most vulnerable people during these times of uncertainty. This includes taking critical measures and making new investments to support shelters that provide a safe space for women fleeing violence and...


15 may 2020

22:36
Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of the HEROES Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package which allocates $187.5...

14:56
Today, Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot and founder of Job Creators Network, went on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss the manufacturing industry and what it would take to incentivize manufacturers to leave China and return to the...

14:43
"Gov. Murphy's action today is necessary for the health of the people of our state. Individuals awaiting a scheduled surgery, or living with pain or chronic conditions, or in need of a procedure to diagnose an illness, have been in limbo for eight...

13:25
"We've seen the dedication of researchers, clinician-scientists, and their teams who are working in Ontario's 23 academic research hospitals to defeat COVID-19. Equally committed are the teams working to discover better care, treatments and cures for...

13:17
Timeshare Exit Team, the industry leader in finding a path out of consumers' unwanted timeshares, is urging timeshare developers to show compassion for owners struggling with medical and financial hardships during the worst pandemic in more than a...

11:01
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) expanded a list of specific tests and procedures that orthopaedic surgeons and patients should question as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation. The Choosing...

10:49
Teamsters Joint Council 7 President Rome Aloise and California labor allies are calling on the California Employment Training Panel to deny a request set to be considered at its meeting this morning that would grant Space Exploration Technology Corp....

10:36
COVID-19 is not the first and will not be the last epidemic that countries will face. Resilience to future crises depends on actions taken now, as well as on policies, institutions and capacity put in place during normal times. Let us ensure this...

09:36
New data from the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) highlights some of the economic challenges that physician offices and other medical facilities have faced due to the drop in non-emergency care during the COVID-19 pandemic. View entire survey:...

00:01
Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to advertise their harmful and addictive products on social media, undermine minimum age purchase restrictions meant to protect youth and make unproven and illegal health claims,...


14 may 2020

22:56
The American Board of Trial Advocates recognizes that the COVID-19 global pandemic has created significant challenges affecting the lives of our fellow citizens and all sectors of our business communities. As our country struggles to adapt in these...

18:06
As China continues its brutal repression of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan, what China calls Xinjiang, the US Senate just held a session in which they unanimously passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act. Senator Marco Rubio...

18:04
In response to recent comments by President Trump, Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) has launched a petition on Change.org. The petition demands that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ensure schools do not open until the Department of Education...

17:02
Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to advertise their harmful and addictive products on social media, undermine minimum age purchase restrictions meant to protect youth and make unproven and illegal health claims,...

16:40
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives passed House Bill 2412 on a concurrence vote today and the bill now moves to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk. The bill, introduced by Rep. Todd Polinchock (Bucks), would allow some level of in-person real estate services...

16:28
As the House of Representatives is on the verge of acting on H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, the nation's charitable nonprofits strongly urge leaders in both the House and Senate to take swift action to ensure that nonprofits of all sizes receive critical...

16:04
American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauds the Missouri Legislature for passing today SB 739, the "Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act." The bill will prohibit the State of Missouri and its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts worth...

15:26
The Teamsters are taking aim at new truck driving hours-of-service rules released today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), saying they would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large....

15:00
The Alliance Party, the national organizational arm of a political reform movement, with affiliates and candidates in two dozen states, is calling on the states to enact legislation allowing voters to provide electronic signatures on petitions to...

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