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We Must Stay Vigilant as the #BankLobbyistAct Moves to the House
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, an organization that works to uphold fair housing, fair lending and consumer protection laws, issued the following news release:

The Senate just voted 67-31 and passed Senate Bill 2155, also nicknamed the #BankLobbyistAct. S. 2155 rolls back bank data reporting requirements used to ensure banks treat all borrowers fairly. John Taylor, President and CEO of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, made the following statement:

"The Congressional Budget Office has already reported that this bill increases the risk of bank ... Show Full Article

The Medical Minute: Early Vaccination Key to Preventing HPV
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, March 15 -- Penn State Health issued the following news:

Nearly half of adolescents aren't receiving a pair of vaccines to prevent a virus many of them will get.

Guidelines released more than a decade ago recommend that all children receive a two-shot vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV, at their 11-year-old well child check-up. Yet local, state and national statistics show that HPV vaccination rates are well below half of the adolescent population.

Dr. Ben Fogel, a pediatrician at Penn State Medical Group who has done work to improve HPV vaccination rates, said ... Show Full Article

Tea Party Express Praises President Trump's Appointment of Larry Kudlow
SACRAMENTO, California, March 15 -- The Tea Party Express issued the following news release:

Tea Party Express, the nation's largest Tea Party political action committee, praises President Donald Trump's appointment of economist and CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow to serve as director of the White House National Economic Council.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, "Larry Kudlow has distinguished himself as one of the leading economic voices in America. He was one of the chief architects of the Reagan economic policies that brought America back from the brink of economic ... Show Full Article

Rev. Jesse Jackson Laments the Death of Mrs. Ann Yancy, 'Mother of the Movement'
CHICAGO, Illinois, March 15 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release:

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Tuesday expressed his condolences on the death of Mrs. Ann Yancy, a well-respected and much loved gospel music pioneer who died Monday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 83.

"Ann Yancy was an integral part of the black church. She was great writer, producer and a woman of moral authority. She was the mother of the movement," said Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Affectionately known as "Mama Ann," Yancy, who was a founding member and supporter of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, was a major and ... Show Full Article

HVO Welcomes British Society for Haematology as Sponsor
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- Health Volunteers Overseas issued the following news release:

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is pleased to welcome the British Society for Haematology (BSH) as a new sponsor and partner in improving global health. BSH brings hematology professionals together to transform care for patients. They will provide essential support for HVO's hematology program.

"This collaboration with HVO provides an exciting new opportunity for the BSH to support hematology colleagues in developing countries through short-term volunteer placements," commented Professor Imelda Bates, Chair ... Show Full Article

California Moms Demand Action, Everytown, Respond to Reports of Unintentional Shooting in Monterey High School
MONTEREY, California, March 15 -- The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release:

The California chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, responded to reports that a California teacher who is a reserve officer for the local police department unintentionally fired a gun in his classroom on Tuesday, injuring at least one student.

Since the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida last month, elected leaders including President Donald Trump ... Show Full Article

CARE Welcomes House Introduction of the Global Fragility & Violence Reduction Act of 2018
WASHINGTON, March 15 -- CARE issued the following news release:

The global poverty-fighting organization CARE welcomes yesterday's introduction of the Global Fragility & Violence Reduction Act of 2018 (H.R. 5273). This legislation, introduced by Reps. Elliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will reform and streamline U.S. foreign assistance programs and ensure coordination among the U.S. government to address the root causes of global violence and violent conflict. As we mark the seventh anniversary of the war in Syria today, CARE is ... Show Full Article