Support Community Gardening in Impoverished Regions

From: The Honorable Alcee L. Hastings Sent By: Evan.Polisar@mail.house.gov Date: 2/3/2014 Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014 Dear Colleague, I write to ask for your support as an original co-sponsor of the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014. This legislation creates a new pilot program within AmeriCorps […]

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Honor Lena Horne with a Congressional Gold Medal

I write to ask for your support in honoring the late Lena Horne with a Congressional Gold Medal for her outstanding contributions to American culture and the Civil Rights Movement. Born in 1917, Ms. Horne passed away in New York City on May 9, 2010 at the age of 92.

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TODAY!!! MAKE A ONE-MINUTE SPEECH IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH AFTER LAST VOTES

Please join me in recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has served as an opportunity for our country to reflect on the benefits of youth mentoring and the positive impact it has on the development of our youth. According to a recent report released by MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership, these benefits include:

Higher educational goals. It is more likely for a youth with a mentor to attend college than for a youth without a mentor.
Participation in productive and beneficial activities. It is more likely for youth with mentors to engage in leadership positions, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service than youth without mentors.

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Join the House Mentoring Caucus

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we invite you to join us in supporting youth mentoring by joining the House Mentoring Caucus. The Caucus works to ensure that Members of Congress are familiar with the numerous positive impacts that high-quality mentoring can have on the lives of young people. We work in a bipartisan collaboration to promote policies and legislation that will enable mentoring programs to grow and more effectively serve young people in our communities.

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Support a Congressional Gold Medal for Coach Pat Summitt

From: The Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. Sent By: patrick.newton@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3836 Date: 1/15/2014 Honor Sports Legend Pat Head Summitt with a Congressional Gold Medal Winningest Coach leading fight against Alzheimer’s Dear Colleague: No college team in history, men’s or women’s, and no coach can claim the accomplishments of the University of Tennessee Lady […]

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Universal National Service Act (v. 2)

From: The Honorable Charles B. Rangel Sent By: patrick.burns@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 748 Date: 1/15/2014 “A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.” Thomas Jefferson Dear Colleague: In the past decade, over two million Americans have been deployed to the two wars in the […]

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