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HRC Statement on Tragic Shooting at Orlando Nightclub Serving LGBTQ Community

Jun 12, 2016

WASHINGTON June 12, 2016 - Today, the Human Rights Campaign -- the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization -- responded to media reports of a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The club serves the area’s LGBTQ community and law enforcement are reporting the...

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House of Representatives Votes to Delay Lifesaving Ozone Standard, Gut Clean Air Act

Jun 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2016 - Today, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives continued its attacks on our bedrock environmental laws and safeguards by passing H.R. 4775, the misleadingly-named “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2015.” If signed into law, this legislation would actually delay by 8 years implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...

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More than 450 groups called on members of Congress to commit to vote against the toxic Trans-Pacific Partnership

Jun 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. June 6, 2016 — Today, in the largest display of opposition to the environmental impacts of two pending trade deals, more than 450 groups called on members of Congress to commit to vote against the toxic Trans-Pacific Partnership and to demand changes to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

“We strongly urge you...

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Hillary Clinton National Security Address, June 2, 2016 in San Diego (VIDEO)

Jun 3, 2016

June 2, 2016 - Hillary Clinton: "He is not just unprepared; he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility. This is not someone who should ever have the nuclear codes because it's not hard to...

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Us Against Them: Trump’s Ethnocentrism Will Bring Voters to the Polls, Pro and Con

Jun 1, 2016
Us Against Them: Trump’s Ethnocentrism Will Bring Voters to the Polls, Pro and Con

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America’s Lack of Female President ‘Exceptional’ From Global Perspective

May 31, 2016

BINGHAMTON, NY, May 29, 2016 - It’s high time the United States elected the first woman president, and Hillary Clinton’s ability to handle global and domestic issues makes her most qualified to do the job, according to a new book edited by Dinesh Sharma, associate research professor at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies,...

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AAI, FWW and NFU Urge the U.S. Department of Justice to Challenge the Dow-DuPont Merger

May 31, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 – In a letter sent today to the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Renata Hesse, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), Food & Water Watch (FWW) and National Farmers Union (NFU) urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division to challenge the proposed merger of Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont...

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New survey shows that only one-third of older Americans feel financially prepared for retirement

May 31, 2016

CHICAGO, May 31, 2016 - About a third of Americans age 50 or older expect to outlive their retirement savings, according to a recent survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. A majority of older Americans have multiple ret...

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Attacks against Federal Range and Forest Workers on Rise

May 31, 2016

Washington, DC May 31, 2016 - Assaults against national forest and rangeland employees and facilities rose sharply last year, according to figures released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Reported incidents nearly doubled (87% increase) on rangelands overseen by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and increased by more than half...

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Hundreds of Writers Including Stephen King and Amy Tan Pen Open Letter Against Donald Trump

May 26, 2016

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE Because, as writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power; Because we believe that any democracy worthy of the name rests on pluralism, welcomes principled d...

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