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REMINDER: HEAD START BRIEFING TODAY

June 20, 2016

Come hear directly from National Head Start Program Director Dr. Blanca Enriquez and Los Angeles Universal Preschool Chief Program Officer Dr. Dawn Kurtz about how Head Start programs flexibly adapt to the unique needs of the populations they serve while maintaining high standards, accountability, and positive outcomes for children.

INVITATION: WEDNESDAY EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT DISCUSSION AND FILM (v. 2)

June 20, 2016

We write to invite you to a special conversation on the Equal Rights Amendment and viewing of the documentary film Equal Means Equal on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00pm in the CVC Orientation Theater North.

Test For and Remove Lead from School Water

June 20, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 90,000 public schools and half a million child-care facilities are not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Briefing: What Does Poverty Mean for Children?

June 20, 2016

While we continue to debate how to address poverty, millions of children – 15.5 million in 2014 – are growing up poor.

Support Democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 20, 2016

As each day goes by, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) edges closer to widening unrest, and many observers fear the situation could devolve into chaos.  Although the country’s constitution forbids a third term in office for President Joseph Kabila,
there is increasing concern that his government is deliberately creating a situation in which scheduled elections cannot be held in November, effectively undermining the intent of the constitutional bar to a third term by extending Kabila’s second term indefinitely.

Join a Special Order on Campus Sexual Violence (v. 2)

June 20, 2016

Colleges are institutions of higher learning—places where students should never have to fear for their safety.

Become a Member of the Congressional African Immigrant and Diaspora Caucus (v. 3)

June 20, 2016

We humbly invite you to join the Congressional African Immigrant and Diaspora Caucus (CAIDC), chaired by Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr.

Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

June 20, 2016

We invite you to become a cosponsor of the Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act. When our servicemen and women are called upon to serve our nation in combat, they do so at tremendous risk to their health and safety.

Support Your Ports – Sign On To Poe-Forbes-Hahn-Castor Letter to DHS Sec. Johnson

June 20, 2016

Though TSA wait times and airport staffing shortages have stolen the headlines over the past few months, we are concerned that the Department of Homeland Security is heading down a similar path of neglect regarding screening and staffing shortages at our nation’s seaports.

Co-sponsor the Bipartisan Safe Medications for Moms and Babies Act (HR 5219)

June 20, 2016

Each year, nearly four million women in the U.S. give birth, and more than three million breastfeed their infants.