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Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the...

September 9, 2016 - The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior issued the following statement regarding...

As D.C. Ruling on DAPL Pipeline Draws Near, Local Authorities Escalate Intimidation Tactics and...

Morton County, North Dakota September 9, 2016 - Lawyers and others at the Standing Rock encampments share a growing concern about the increasingly intimidating...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for peace in advance of court ruling

CANNON BALL, N.D. Sept. 8, 2016 – A ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is anticipated tomorrow, September 9,...

Blumenauer Bill to Protect Animals from Cruel Traps, Reform USDA’s Wildlife Services Program

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 8, 2016 - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) welcomes the introduction of a new federal bill—spearheaded by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)—that...

Achieving universal broadband: What the FCC can and cannot do

September 8, 2016 - It’s long-accepted common knowledge that high-speed internet access is a key to education, economic growth and even maintaining interpersonal connections....

‘This is unprecedented’: Intelligence officials scorch Trump for blabbing about classified briefing

On Wednesday night during NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum for the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates, Republican nominee Donald Trump attempted to make political hay from...

Barbara Boxer Calls For Investigation Of Trump’s Modeling Agency Following Alleged Immigration Violations

Sept. 7, 2016 - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has called for an investigation of Donald Trump’s modeling agency following allegations that several models —...

Election 2016 Controversies: What the Law and Facts Say on Voter Fraud, Election Observers,...

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 7, 2016 - After recent claims the November election will be “rigged,” some politicians, including Republican nominee Donald Trump, have...

Fossil Fuel Industry Paid for Meetings with GOP Attorneys General to Plan Attack on...

September 7, 2016 - Fossil fuel giants Murray Energy and Southern Company paid for meetings with Republican attorneys general to discuss their opposition to...

House votes to silence public opposition to oil and gas lease sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 7, 2016 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that will shield offshore oil and gas lease sales from...

Open Letter to President Obama: Halt Construction and Repeal Permits for the Dakota Access...

August 25, 2016 President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Subject: Halt Construction and Repeal the Army Corps of Engineers Permits for the Dakota...

Zeid warns against populists and demagogues in the U.S. and Europe

THE HAGUE/GENEVA, Sept. 5, 2016 -  In a hard-hitting speech in the Hague on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called...

Affordable Care Act has improved access to health care, but disparities persist

CORAL GABLES, FL, Sept. 5, 2016 - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has substantially decreased the number of uninsured Americans and improved access to...

FACT SHEET: Did My Family Really Come “Legally”?

September 2, 2016 - Many people assume that their family immigrated to the United States legally, or did it “the right way.”  In most...

Water Protectors Lock to Equipment Halting Dakota Access Construction

September 1, 2016 - This morning, water protectors halted construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline by locking their bodies to trenching equipment on a...

Report: Center for Migration Studies Refutes Claims that Undocumented Immigration to U.S. Surged in...

NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 31, 2016 - The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) today issued a detailed analysis of immigration to...

Public Interest Groups to Mylan: Reverse the EpiPen Price Hikes Immediately

PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 30, 2016 – Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Civic Action and a host of public interest organizations representing consumers, allergy sufferers, doctors and...

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...

Oil and gas development near national parks is driving away visitors

Aug. 29, 2016 - As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving some of America’s most spectacular landscapes and natural...

Southern Poverty Law Center Explainer: The Far-Right Collection of Ideologies Known as the Alt-Right

Aug. 26, 2016 - The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief...