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Threat of antibiotic resistance highlighted by CBS / The Hill

November 25, 2014

Globally, infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are larger public health problem than HIV/AIDS or even Ebola. Despite the scale of this crisis, these “superbugs” are too often ignored. This week, CBS Newspath distributed a story about the uptick in antibiotic-resistant infections and what we can do to stop them. The story has already aired in over 30 markets as of this morning.

Support Local Teachers and School Employees: Recognize the 93rd Annual American Education Week – November 16 – 22, 2014

November 25, 2014

This year our nation will celebrate the 93rd annual American Education Week from November 16-22, 2014. This special week is a wonderful opportunity for all Americans to celebrate public education and honor those individuals who are dedicated to ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The American Education Week recognizes all those who make a difference in our education system – from teachers to education support professionals to parents.

Support the UN Global Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

November 25, 2014

As the State Department prepares its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request, we write to urge you to include funding for the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

Defend Our Greatest Ally, Israel

November 22, 2014

As the world was shocked and horrified by the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue by Palestinian terrorists who savagely murdered 5 innocent people, including three of which were American citizens, Palestinians were celebrating.

Protect students from predatory practices

November 22, 2014

The ECMC Group recently announced its intention to buy 56 Corinthian College campuses. As outlined in a Bloomberg article, the ECMC Group is a company with no prior experience in operating an academic institution and its own checkered past in student lending.

Yale Releases Report on Sugary Drink Marketing to Kids

November 22, 2014

write to share Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, a new report by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity on sugary drink nutrition and marketing to children. The report highlights some shocking information regarding the aggressive marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages to children and teens, and suggests we have a long way to go to improve company marketing practices as well as the nutritional quality of their products.

Support the UN Global Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

November 21, 2014

From: The Honorable Janice D. Schakowsky Sent By: Andrew.Goczkowski@mail.house.gov Date: 11/21/2014 Deadline: Wednesday, November 26 Current Signers: (15) Jan Schakowsky, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Gwen Moore, Elliot Engel, Richard Hanna,Bobby L. Rush, Keith Ellison, Mark Pocan, Alcee Hastings, Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, William R. Keating, Katherine Clark, Tony Cárdenas, Rubén Hinojosa, Dear Colleague: We invite you […]

Support Local Teachers and School Employees: Recognize the 93rd Annual American Education Week – November 16 – 22, 2014

November 21, 2014

From: The Honorable David P. Joyce Sent By: Chris.Cooper@mail.house.gov Bill: H.Res. 755 Date: 11/21/2014 Current Cosponsors (49): Reps. David P. Joyce, Mark Takano, Patrick Meehan, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ruben Hinojosa, Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Alan Lowenthal, Steve Cohen, Charles B. Rangel, Richard Hanna, Glenn Thompson, Jim McDermott, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clarke, John Conyers, Jr., Tim […]

Cosponsor the SAFE Act: Remove Economic Barriers for Domestic Violence Victims

November 21, 2014

While overlooked in domestic violence discourse, financial abuse is often used by domestic abusers to deprive victims of the financial independence and resources needed to leave violent relationships. In cases of financial abuse, violent partners frequently control victims through limiting their access to finances, destroying their credit histories, and interfering with their ability to maintain steady employment. As a result, survivors struggle to escape and are likely to experience poverty and financial ruin, even if they are successful. According to the Center for Disease Control, 98% of battered women report having experienced some form of financial abuse.

Threat of antibiotic resistance highlighted by CBS / The Hill

November 21, 2014

From: The Honorable Louise McIntosh Slaughter Sent By: clayton.cox@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1150 Date: 11/21/2014 Dear Colleague, Globally, infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are larger public health problem than HIV/AIDS or even Ebola. Despite the scale of this crisis, these “superbugs” are too often ignored. This week, CBS Newspath distributed a story about the uptick […]