Strengthen the Nursing Workforce–Support Title VIII

Please join us in signing the attached letter urging the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee to support the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII
of the Public Health Service Act) in Fiscal Year 2019. An investment in the nursing workforce of today is an investment in access to health care tomorrow.

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Support Funding for Workforce Programs

Please join us in requesting the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education provide substantial investments in federal workforce programs authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Fiscal Year
2019.

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Support Funding for the High School Equivalency (HEP) and College Assistance Migrant (CAMP) Programs!

Children of farmworker migrant and seasonal workers are some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk students in the country. They have one of the highest drop-out rates and encounter tremendous obstacles in completing high school and pursuing higher education.
For nearly 50 years, the HEP/CAMP program has been successful in helping to close the access and completion gaps for many farmworker migrant and seasonal worker students by providing tutoring and other services and assistance to help them succeed in higher
education.   

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FY19 Juvenile Justice Programs

Please join us in supporting federal investment in juvenile justice programs for FY 2019. Federal funding of these important programs is a proven and cost-effective way to prevent crime in local communities, reduce youth incarceration, and
foster better outcomes for youth. Additionally, federal investment in juvenile justice is fiscally responsible because prevention and intervention programs keep at-risk youth out of the criminal justice system and saves taxpayer dollars by reducing incarceration
rates.

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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES

Please join me in sending the letter below to support an increase in funding to at least $186.6 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business community
to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

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Support the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in FY 19!

As co-chairs of the Congressional Arts Caucus, we invite you to join us in sending the below letter to Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert and Ranking Member Betty McCollum in support of funding for
the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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