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President Obama Signs GMO ‘Non-labeling’ Bill, Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2016— Today President Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans. The bill...

Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time

July 30, 2016 - A key figure at the Republican national convention where Donald Trump was nominated for president has strong business ties with Ukraine, the...

American Muslims Who Refused to Become FBI Informants File Appeal Over No-Fly List

NEW YORK, July 29, 2016 - Today, three American Muslim men with no criminal records who were placed or kept on the No Fly List...

CAIR Demands Apology from Donald Trump for Disparagement of Muslim Gold Star Family

WASHINGTON, DC, July 31, 2016 - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today demanded that...

Watch Hillary Clinton’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

July 28, 2016 - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton closed out the final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. https://youtu.be/pnXiy4D_I8g Transcript of Hillary...

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s,Restrictive Voting Law

RICHMOND, VA, July 29, 2016— A federal appeals court today struck down North Carolina's restrictive omnibus voting law in a sweeping victory for voting rights....

NRDC Report: TransCanada’s “Reckless Plan B” Seeks Massive Tar Sands Oil Shipments via New...

WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2016 - The threat of devastating tar sands spills did not end when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar...

Zika Has Arrived, But Congress Has Not Allocated Ample Funding, Say Medical Experts

WASHINGTON, DC, July 29, 2016 - The Florida Department of Health, investigating non-travel related cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has concluded “that...

Over 80 Legislators in Maryland and Delaware Urge White House to Prevent Seismic Airgun...

OCEAN CITY, MD, Aug. 2, 2016 - Today, legislators from Delaware and Maryland called on the White House to prevent seismic airgun blasting in...

Justice Department Finds a Pattern of Civil Rights Violations by the Baltimore Police Department

Aug. 11, 2016 - The Justice Department announced that it found reasonable cause to believe that the Baltimore City Police Department (BPD) engages in...

Facts and realities about immigration law and policy

Aug. 29, 2016 - AILA  has issued an immigration policy update to serve as a backgrounder on current immigration law and policy as they...

Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 20, 2016) – The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million in 2014 – has stabilized since the end of the Great...

Committee to Protect Journalists chairman: Trump is threat to press freedom

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016 - In an unprecedented step, the Committee to Protect Journalists today released a statement recognizing that a Donald Trump...

Judge Dismisses Trumped-Up Felony Charges Against 15 Water Protectors at Standing Rock

BISMARCK, ND November 18, 2016 - On Thursday, Burleigh County Judge Cynthia Feland dismissed felony charges against 15 Water Protectors arrested on October 27...

Security risk for sources as U.S. border agents stop and search journalists

Dec. 9, 2016 - Alexandra Ellerbeck, research associate in CPJ's Americas program, previously worked at Freedom House and was a Fulbright teaching fellow at...

Democratic Senators Introduce Legislation to Block Establishment of Federal Religious Registry

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 9, 2017 - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), joined by Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Patty...

Use a scalpel, don’t amputate Obamacare, U.S. voters tell Quinnipiac Poll

January 27, 2017 - Most American voters are satisfied with the quality and cost of their health care and say Obamacare, the Affordable Care...

38 Reform Groups Oppose Efforts by House Admin. Committee to Terminate Presidential Public Financing...

February 6, 2017 - In a letter sent today to members of the House Administration Committee, a group of 38 organizations and individuals with...

Professor Energizes Movement to Obtain Trump’s Tax Returns

Feb. 28, 2017 - When President Donald Trump addresses Congress on Tuesday, George Yin, the University of Virginia School of Law professor who explained...

Watchdog Organization Files Civil Rights Complaint Alleging Visitation Denials, Restrictions at 14 Immigration Detention...

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 - Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) has filed a federal complaint with the Office for Civil Rights...