Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Addresses Trump’s Cruel Immigration Policy of Separating Immigrant Parents from Their Children

OREGON—(ENEWSPF)—June 15, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser Stephen Colbert took time from his late night comedy show yesterday to offer an incensed rebuke to reports that the Trump administration is separating immigrant parents from their children in an effort to deter individuals from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Colbert said, ″This[Read More…]

CDC Youth Survey

Fewer U.S. High School Students Having Sex, Using Drugs

Too Many Still at Risk for HIV & Sexually Transmitted Diseases Atlanta, GA—(ENEWSPF)—June 15, 2018 Contact: National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention The 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report, but[Read More…]

Apollo 17 image of earth

Trump Targets U.S. Climate and Energy Data, Putting Science at Risk, Center for American Progress Report Says

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—June 14, 2018 By: Luke Bassett, Kristina Costa, and Lia Cattaneo The Trump administration is working to undermine federal programs that gather scientific data on climate and energy, part of a disturbing effort to erode public confidence in climate science, according to a new report from the Center[Read More…]

Lead contamination in school water

Lead Contamination in Schools’ Drinking Water: Worse than Previously Thought

Groups call for swift action to Get the Lead Out Boston, Mass.—(ENEWSPF)—June 14, 2018 Contact: Kara Cook-Schultz Lead contamination in our schools is more pervasive than previously thought, according to water testing data from 20 states published in a national interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG today. As schools begin[Read More…]

Tammy Duckworth

Senator Duckworth Statement on Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 12, 2018 By: Rosemary Piser U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and combat veteran issued the following statement in response to the agreement signed by Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore: “Maximum pressure is wasted when we settle for minimal results. The Trump Administration’s announcement that the[Read More…]

Summer child care

New Analysis Finds That the Cost of Summer Child Care is Crippling Families’ Finances & Exacerbating the Summer Slide

Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)—June 11, 2018 By: Cristina Novoa Today, the Center for American Progress released a new 50-state analysis looking at families’ ability to afford summer child care by calculating and juxtaposing the median income for a typical family of four and the expected cost of summer programming for 2018. The analysis assumes that[Read More…]

Common Cause Illinois

Supreme Court Clears Ohio Voter Rights Purge

CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—June 11, 2018 Contact: Jay Young  Statements of Common Cause Illinois on the Husted Decision: “Every American deserves the chance to make their voice heard in our elections without fear of election officials targeting them because of their voting history,” said Common Cause president Karen Hobert Flynn. “But regardless of[Read More…]

Homeless veterans

New Report Examines 28 Percent Reduction in Chicago Veteran Homelessness Since 2015

More than 4,000 veterans have been housed through Chicago’s Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative since 2015. Our report highlights the new collaborations and systems improvements that made this progress possible. Chicago, IL –(ENEWSPF)—June 7, 2018 Contact: Keri Lowder All Chicago released its Understanding the Success of Chicago’s Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative (EVHI) Report today,[Read More…]