What Does It Take to End Statelessness in The Dominican Republic?

Please join me for a briefing this coming Wednesday, October 21st at 10:00 AM in 2456 Rayburn HOB to discuss the human rights crisis the Dominican Republic has been facing since the country’s Constitutional Court ruling of September of 2013 retroactively deprive generations of Dominicans of foreign descent of Dominican nationality, leaving the majority of them stateless.

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Help Identify Gluten in Medications

According to the Mayo Clinic, celiac disease has increased as much as four times in the last decade. Celiac disease is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten or wheat grain products, affecting primarily the small intestine.

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Briefing: What works to end child marriage?

Each day, 41,000 girls marry as children. That’s 15 million girls each year. This is not only a violation of girls’ human rights, but also poses severe challenges for global development and an impediment to US investment abroad.

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Support Polio Eradication Funding for FY 16

Please join us in sending two programmatic request letters to the Labor, Health and Human Services and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittees asking to maintain strong investment for polio eradication activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the conference agreement for Fiscal Year 2016.

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Urge the President to Invest in an Earthquake Early Warning System

We can’t predict when quakes will occur, but for the tens of millions of people on the West Coast living near major faults, the fact that they will occur is a certainty. There is now a proven technology that is already fully operational in countries like Mexico and Japan that can provide a warning before the damaging shaking arrives – long enough to save lives and prevent billions in damages.

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