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Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Progress on Comprehensive Voting Bill

Boston, MA --Voting rights advocates, public interest groups and a network of state and local organizations praised the decision Monday by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elections Laws to send the VOTES Act to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, the first step in bringing the comprehensive voting bill up for a vote.

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Webinar discusses ways to ‘Build Back Better’ without single-use plastic

Massachusetts groups including MASSPIRG, Community Action Works, Conservation Law Foundation,and Clean Water Action hosted a webinar on reducing single-use plastics and legislation to address the problem  More than 100 people attended the webinar and participated in a Facebook live event.

News Release | US PIRG | Consumer Tips, Consumer Protection

Consumer tips: What families should know about child tax credit payments that start July 15

Starting Thursday, many families with children under 18 will start getting monthly payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that became law this spring. Eligible families will get payments every month through December by direct deposit or by paper checks or preloaded debit cards that come in the mail. These payments will add up to half the child tax credit you should be entitled to for 2021; you can claim the rest next year when you file your tax return.

Statement: Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreen products after tests detect carcinogens

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said Wednesday it’s voluntarily recalling all lots of five types of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen after internal testing showed “low levels of benzene” -- which can cause cancer -- in some samples. J&J also said consumers should stop using the sunscreen.

Statement: Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreen products after tests detect carcinogens

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said Wednesday it’s voluntarily recalling all lots of five types of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen after internal testing showed “low levels of benzene” -- which can cause cancer -- in some samples. J&J also said consumers should stop using the sunscreen.

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