Cosponsor the STEM Gateways Act

Some of the most rapidly growing segments of our nation’s economy are found in innovation sectors like advanced manufacturing, life sciences, information technology, and big data.

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Support arts in your district – Join the Congressional Arts Caucus!

We write to urge you to join the Congressional Arts Caucus, a bipartisan organization first formed over 30 years ago for Members of Congress to support the arts through federal initiatives and learn more about impact of the arts to our economy, educational system, industry strength, healthcare costs and service members returning from war.

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Cosponsor Campus Police Recognition Act

Last year I filed H.R. 2235, the “Officer Sean Collier Campus Police Recognition Act of 2013” in memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, who was murdered on the evening of April 18th, by those responsible for the tragic bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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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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