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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 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apologize for disparaging the parents of a Muslim who died while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. [NOTE: CAIR today also joined a #CanYouHearUsNow social […]

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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 recently passed through Congress and allows companies and producers to use QR codes, 1-800 numbers and other difficult to access technology to label food products that contain GMOs, instead of clear, […]

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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. The ruling blocks voter ID and restores preregistration, a week of early voting, same-day registration, and out-of-precinct provisional voting. The American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Coalition for Social Justice challenged […]

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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 a high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local transmission.” Despite the advance warning of Zika’s approach, Georgetown experts in infectious disease, public health law, health systems […]

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

WASHINGTON, DC, July 26, 2016 – The threat of devastating tar sands spills did not end when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline last November, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is warning today in a report that lays out TransCanada’s reckless Plan B. That scheme calls for building a pipeline to […]

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