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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:54:52 EDT

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Birnbaum + Doctors + Nurses = Single Payer Press Conference

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:41:00 EDT

(image) LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26. 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Union of American Physicians and Dentists: EVENT: Los Angeles Press Conference in Support of State Assembly 51 Candidate Dr. Ron Birnbaum and Single Payer Healthcare in California (SB 562)...

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STDs Reach Record Highs, Threatening the Health of Millions of Americans

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:50:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report issued today by the CDC shows STDs at a record high, with staggering health consequences for millions of Americans.  "At a time when Congress is debating repeal of the Affordable Care Act, cuts to state STD funding, and whe...

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NSSF Commends U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:11:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) today is commending U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) introduction of S.1854, the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, which will strengthen the criminal penalties for...

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Coalition for Future Mobility Expands Push for Senate to Pass Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:57:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A diverse and growing coalition of groups advocating on behalf of older Americans, people with disabilities, safety, the environment, the automotive and technology industries today launched a new campaign urging Congress to pass...

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Device Insecurity: U.S. Personal Information, Passwords, Medical Data at Risk if Digital Keys to Devices are Made Widely Available, According to CompTIA Research Study

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:47:00 EDT

(image) DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans increasingly store personal information – such as banking information, passwords and medical data –  on their devices, raising privacy and security questions about state legislative efforts to require elec...

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American Diabetes Association Urges Senators to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill and Continue Working on Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:24:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Standing for more than 114 million Americans living with or at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association urges the United States Senate to reject the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...

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Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Return to Regular Order, Suggests the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:32:00 EDT

(image) TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arizona's senior senator John McCain, who campaigned vigorously on a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or ObamaCare), is now a hero of the Democrats for his one-man blockade of the Republicans' latest effort to make...

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No Labels Hosts Citizen Teletown Hall Tonight With Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:38:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Cassidy-Graham health care repeal effort on life support, No Labels and the Problem Solvers Caucus are resuscitating the push for bipartisan health care reform. Tonight at 8pm ET, No Labels is hosting a citizen tele-town hall...

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FDA conducts major global operation to protect consumers from potentially dangerous prescription drugs sold online

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:27:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, recently took action against more than 500 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved...

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Small-Business expert says key to Affordable Care Act replacement is affordability, coverage for pre-existing conditions and State-regulated tailoring

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) TROY, Mich., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unprecedented increases in health-insurance premiums will continue to cripple individuals and Small Business because the Affordable Care Act mandate isn't punitive enough to encourage the healthy and young, among others, to purchase healthcare...

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CAIR Says Trump's New Muslim Ban Order is Part of 'Ugly White Supremacist Agenda'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:00:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today that the latest version of President Trump's "Muslim ban" executive order signed this evening is just one...

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Emergency Nurses Association Opposes Senate Legislation to Repeal ACA Without Significant Improvements

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:04:00 EDT

(image) DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without significant changes to address access to care for emergency department patients, the Emergency Nurses Association is opposed to the passage of the recently-released legislation designed to repeal and replace the...

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National Photonics Initiative, Edmund Optics Host US Congresswoman Martha McSally

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:47:00 EDT

(image) TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, and Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, today welcomed US Congresswoman...

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Americans Against Double Taxation Launches Campaign to Protect State and Local Tax Deduction Claimed by 43 Million Taxpayers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:29:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans Against Double Taxation, a coalition comprised of state and local government organizations, education and other public service providers, and housing organizations, has come together to launch a robust campaign to preserve...

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Hospitality Association Announces 2017 Legislative Heroes

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:40:00 EDT

(image) OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Annually, the Washington Hospitality Association recognizes lawmakers as Heroes of the hospitality industry. The association is known for its political advocacy and acumen. Nominees for the association's Legislative Heroes come from both...

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State and Local Elected Officials, Realtors, Others Host Conference Call to Launch Americans Against Double Taxation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:31:00 EDT

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State and local elected officials, realtors and others will host a media conference call on Thursday, September 21 at 12:00 p.m. EDT to launch Americans Against Double Taxation, a campaign to preserve the state and local tax deduction...

San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:15:00 EDT

(image) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker announced today that they had filed separate lawsuits on behalf of their respective cities against the five largest investor-owned producers of...

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Catholic Conference Responds to National Efforts Challenging Michigan's Adoption Legislation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:01:00 EDT

(image) LANSING, Mich., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the heels of a statewide advertising project undertaken by the Catholic Church in Michigan titled "Freedom to Serve" that promotes religious agencies and their work in the public square, out-of-state advocacy entities today...

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First Liberty Asks President Trump to End FEMA Relief Discrimination Against Houses of Worship

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:41:00 EDT

HOUSTON, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the White House asking the Trump Administration to end a discriminatory FEMA directive that makes churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, or other houses of worship in Texas and Florida...

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Address Major Nurses' Convention in San Francisco September 22

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:41:00 EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh off the introduction of S. 1804, the Medicare for All Act of 2017, co-sponsored by one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders will highlight the 2017 Convention of the California Nurses Association/National...