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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...

Groups Urge Congress to Reject Industry Push to Undermine FCC Privacy Protections

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2017 — On Friday, a coalition of 19 racial justice, consumer protection, civil liberties, and privacy groups submitted a letter urging...

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Nominee Scott Pruitt for Denying Access to Polluter Emails

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. Feb. 7, 2017— Days before the full Senate votes on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, the Center...

US closes borders, 30,000 Haitian refugees trapped in Mexico lose hope

March 1, 2017 - A United States federal court has blocked President Donald Trump’s January 27 executive order barring citizens from seven majority Muslim...

Trump Proposes Slashing Budget for Protecting Wildlife, Public Lands

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 - The proposed Trump administration budget released today includes deep cuts to the U.S. Department of the Interior, which protects...