Support the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in FY17

Please support continued funding for the justice reinvestment program in FY2017 by signing the attached bipartisan letter to the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice, spending and invest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism.

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Briefing 2/23: U.S. Foreign Aid in the Americas (v. 2)

The United States has strong relationships with most of its neighbors in Latin America. But U.S. foreign assistance the region has fluctuated over time according to regional trends and U.S. policy initiatives. Current U.S.-funded programs range from gang violence prevention projects to counternarcotics training to justice sector reform.

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Preserve a Pathway to Safety for Jews, Christians, and Other Religious Minorities Fleeing Iran (v. 2)

Please join us in sending a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Committee Chair Rogers, Ranking Member Lowey, and SFOPS Subcommittee Chairwoman Granger to support reauthorization of the “Lautenberg Amendment” in FY17 — a provision which has served as a lifeline for over two decades to Christian, Jewish, and other designated religious minorities escaping persecution.

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Support the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 2017) (v. 2)

We are writing to urge you to support H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, in the upcoming vote scheduled for Friday, February 12. This pragmatic, bipartisan legislation ensures that individuals continue to have access to important nutrition information at restaurants and other food establishments while also preserving the ability for job creators to use and leverage 21st century technology and innovation.

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Cosponsor the Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act

Please cosponsor H.R. 3387, the Open and Transparent Smithsonian Act, to further ensure that the Smithsonian Institution is accountable to the public for its budget, 70 percent of which comes from federal funds. The bill provides that, for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act, the Smithsonian should be considered a federal agency.

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