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Hundreds Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside President Obama’s Final Tribal Nations Summit

Washington, DC September 27, 2016 – In solidarity with the Dakota Access resistance camps at Standing Rock, hundreds gathered outside President Obama’s final White House Tribal Nations Conference yesterday for a rally opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The rally was held on the steps of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium and was organized by the […]

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New HFA Ad On Trump’s Failure to Release Tax Returns, Hiding His Russian Business Dealings

Sept. 25, 2016 – Hillary for America is airing a new television ad which links Donald Trump’s unprecedented refusal to release his tax returns to the growing concerns about his financial conflicts of interests especially with Russia. Trump has failed to disclose the most basic information expected from presidential candidates and the latest revelations about his […]

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House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing Targeting Low-Income Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Sept. 23, 2016 – Despite facing a host of other issues related to access to critical health care services, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice earlier today held a hearing which focused on two measures further restricting access to safe and legal abortion care. Specifically, the hearing—which was chaired by Congressman […]

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National Academy of Sciences Study Confirms Immigrants Benefit America

Sept. 22, 2016 – A massive new immigration study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and a must read piece from Bloomberg’seditorial board offer fresh reminders that Donald Trump and his nativist allies are flat wrong on the core question of whether immigration and immigrants are good for America. In a New York Times piece titled, “Immigrants Aren’t Taking […]

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Farmworker Advocates Call For Suspension of Highly Toxic Pesticide

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 22, 2016 – United Farm Workers, labor, and community health groups from Florida to California petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately suspend hundreds of uses of chlorpyrifos, an acutely toxic pesticide that harms workers and their family members. “We are seeking an immediate and total chlorpyrifos ban because farmworkers […]

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Over 1200 Archeologists & Museum Directors’ letter to President Obama demanding a halt to DAPL

September 21, 2016 – In an amazing act of solidarity, over 1200 archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and museum directors sent a letter to President Obama, urging the White House administration to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline to prevent the destruction of cultural resources. It is unusual for museums to engage in this type of […]

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NAS Scientists and Noble laureates: Great concern that Trump has advocated U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord

Sept. 21, 2016 – On September 20, 2016, 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published an open letter to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s […]

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Senator Barrasso refuses hearing on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

Washington D.C. September 19, 2016 – Representatives of the International Indigenous Youth Council of Standing Rock and Oceti Sakowin Youth encampment have requested that Senator John Barrasso (R- WY) hold a Senate committee hearing on Indian Affairs in response to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the 114th Congressional […]

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Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL’s Injunction Against Water Protectors

BISMARCK, ND September 16, 2016 – North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and a number of named and unnamed participants in protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Dakota Access LLP, the consortium building […]

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Public Citizen Files Shareholder Resolution Calling on Wells Fargo to Study Breakup

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 16, 2016 – Public Citizen has filed a first-ever shareholder resolution (PDF) at Wells Fargo calling for a breakup study in the wake of the bank’s massive fraud. The resolution, submitted Thursday by Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, asks the Wells Fargo board of directors to […]

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3 Bipartisan Groups of Military and Security Leaders Urge New Course on Climate

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 15, 2016 – Three separate bipartisan groups of senior military and national security experts, including many who served under Republican or Democratic administrations, issued a statement and two major reports urging a robust new course on climate change. This included a Climate Security Consensus Project statement, a Climate and Security Advisory Group […]

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