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Crisis in Nursing Homes: The Forgotten Generation

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

There's an epidemic in America these days that will touch us all at one time or another. 60% of nursing home patients never have a visitor. Adult children seem to have forgotten the parents who devoted their lives to being the best mothers and fathers possible. No, all parents aren't perfect.

There are still those who put drugs or other acts of self-interest before their children. Some of them spend all of their time on their careers, confusing the ability to provide for their famil...

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IFC Leads the Way in Putting Responsible Finance in Action

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)



With more than 2.7 billion people and over 400 million businesses still lacking basic financial services in much of the developing world, IFC remains a crucial player in increasing access to financial services through a r...

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LEAGUE AND PARTNERS SURPASS FEC PETITION GOAL

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Await Response from President Obama on Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws

      Washington, DC
- Today, the League of Women Voters announced they had surpassed their goal of 25,000 petition signatures on the White House "We the People" website that asks President Obama to ...

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Everyone has a role to play in creating a safer, healthier and more prosperous world

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Washington, D.C. — January 31, 2012

     United Nations Foundation President, Timothy E. Wirth, today issued the following statement on the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability report published today,

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Restaurant Industry Must End Pay Discrimination,

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill

February 13, 2012
 

     A report released today at a congressional briefing by the Restaurant Workers Opportunities Centers and 11 major women's organizations, including the National Organization for Women Foundation, provides in sho...

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Impossible to Retain Autonomy in Most Marriages

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

     Peter D. Kramer, a Harvard educated psychiatrist and prolific author, in his work entitled “Divorce and Our National Values” addressed the topic of autonomy in marriage. He states that although the rate of divorce is high, it is only an illustration of how much we are willing to surrender of our identiti...

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Yellow Journalism and Jayme Adams

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Writer, Nancy Martinez

According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, Yellow Journalism is "journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration". On January 9, 2012 a reporter from Channel 9 news in Oklahoma City named Adriana Iwasinski covered a story about a missing woman who had been found dead. She suggested t...

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Obama / Jackson Mercury Rule Is A Big Win For Public Health

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

League Applauds Decision to Protect People, Not Polluters

Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters of the United States praised the Obama Administration's tough new rules regulating mercury and air toxic pollutants from power plants released earlier today.

“It’s about time. A...

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President Obama Hosts "Insourcing American Jobs" Forum at the White House

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, President Obama and Vice President Biden will host an “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House focused on the increasing trend of companies choosing to “insource” jobs and invest in growing in the United States.

As part of the “Insourcing American Jobs” forum, ...

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Americans Mobilize for Constitutional Amendment to Restore Our Democracy on Second Anniversary of Citizens United

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The January 21st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s flawed decision in Citizens United v. FEC marks two years of unchecked, often undisclosed corporate and special interest money in our elections. This month, progressive organizations, religious institutions, elected officials and thousands of activists and concerned Americans across the country are taking a stand and declaring that our democracy should respond to the nee...

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GOP = Goons of the One Percent

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Carl Gibson, Guest Writer

If an immortal billionaire sociopath took an interest in politics, what sort of candidates or policies would they support? If there was such a person, their bottomless funds would draw the interest of mainstream national candidates, very likely to the detriment of the rest of us. If the immortal sociopath could donate vastly more money to his candidate's election than the other 99% of us, candidates would logically advocate for policies similar to what ...

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National Poll Shows Strong Disapproval for President Obama's Smog Rule Delay, Unfavorable Ratings for Congress' Assault on Clean Air Act

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

9 Battleground States Also Surveyed: Suburban Women in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Latino Women in California, Florida and New Mexico Disagree With Obama Decision; Health Also Trumps Polluters in Colorado, Nevada, and Virginia.

Washington, DC – October 13, 2011: President Obama’s decision to block new public health s...

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Bigotry and Racism in Law Enforcement

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Writer, Brad Carson

There are many websites catering to law enforcement personnel. We expect those who are hired to “Serve and Protect” to be unbiased and fair in dealing with ALL people, but this is just not the case.

Below are various examples of how law enforcement officers throughout the United St...

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Could It Happen Again?

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Writer, Alicia Skye

When one recalls the “Red Scare” also known as the “Red Menace”, the movement to root out alleged Communists from the United States during the 1950s, Joseph McCarthy’s name is sure to be mentioned. This period of American history has come to be known as the McCarthy era.

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Where Are the Role Models?

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Writer, Nancy Martinez

There is a shortage of role models these days, but they exist. Take, for example, these recent Nobel Peace Prize winners. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia after the former president was arrested for war crimes, Leymah Gbowee, resident of Liberia and Tawakkul Karman, resident of Yemen risked their own s...

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Do Your Pets Wear an ID Tag? They Should.

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) today released findings from a recent study on the use of ID tags by pet owners. Written by two ASPCA experts and published in the September 2011 issue of Preventative Veterinary Medi...

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Twelve Defendants Arrested for Involvement in the Illegal Distribution and Sale of Pesticides in New York's Chinatown

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the District Attorney for New York County, the New York ...

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H&M's "Detox" Commitment Set to be this Season's Hottest Fashion Trend

Posted on September 29, 2011 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)
Beijing/Stockholm, 20 September 2011 – Fast fashion retail giant H&M committed yesterday to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals from all production processes associated with the manufacture of its products by 2020 at the latest, following pressure from Greenpeace.

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President Obama Honors Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

September 27, 2011, Washington, DC -- President Obama today named seven eminent researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science and five inventors as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. The recipi...

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Romney Still Thinks Corporations are People. They Still Aren't.

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

While campaigning in Florida last week, Mitt Romney doubled down on his claim that “corporations are people.”

“I was in Iowa the other day, and people suggested that we just raise taxes on corporations,” Romney said, according to

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