Help Support the Basketball Hall of Fame

In Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891, a young physical education teacher by the name of James Naismith introduced this simple game to his class the he called, “basket ball.” Since then, the world of sports has never been the same. In 1959, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was founded to celebrate and commemorate the very best of the sports and remains the only museum that honors basketball on all levels around the world.

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RSVP for TOMORROW’S Bipartisan Meeting with Ambassador Natalie Gherman of Moldova

We would like to invite you to join a bipartisan Members meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 19th at 3:30pm in Cannon 234 with H.E. Ambassador Natalia Gherman, ex first Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. Ambassador Gherman is one of four female candidates, and one of eight total candidates put forth by United Nations members states thus far for consideration in the upcoming UN Secretary-General election. Our additional guest speakers will be Brooke Stedman, Deputy Director, Women in International Security (WIIS) and Ellen Haring, (Ret. Army Col.) Senior Fellow & Director of the Combat Integration Initiative, WIIS. One staffer per office is welcome to attend.

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Join Bipartisan Effort to Protect Seniors From Fraud Schemes (v. 3)

Fraud schemes are costing seniors at least $3 billion per year. However, the financial loss is likely much higher. One in twenty seniors in the U.S. is a target of fraud schemes. Yet, the National Adult Protective Services Association has found that only 1 in 44 seniors actually report that they are victims of a fraud scheme.

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National Men’s Cancer Awareness Month

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) asserts that nearly 300,000 men die each year from various forms of cancers. One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer over the course of their lifetime, compared to one in three for their female counterparts.

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Support Art Restitution for Holocaust Survivors

Last year marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Holocaust. From January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945, the Nazis stole property belonging to Jewish families to finance their war machine. Unfortunately, much of this art has yet to be returned to its rightful owners.

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Support the Justice for All Reauthorization Act

As we celebrate the 35th annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week, we invite you to join as a cosponsor of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, S.2577 and H.R. 4602. This bill is supported by over a thousand victim advocacy groups from around the country. These groups believe it has “tremendous potential to improve victims’ access to justice, support law enforcement, exonerate the innocent, and strengthen and improve the criminal justice system.”

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