Bipartisan Sign-On Request: Support USAID’s Action Plan on Children in Adversity and Early Childhood Development

Please join us in a letter supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) decision to update the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity, which expired last year, and encouraging the agency to work with Congress
as drafting proceeds.  The letter stresses the importance of investing in early childhood development (ECD) and requests additional information about coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of ECD efforts within the agency.

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LAST CALL: Co-Sponsor Resolution supporting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I write you invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution supporting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On Wednesday, February 7, individuals and organizations across the nation will mobilize and advocate for HIV testing and treatment,
focusing on outreach in Black communities.  During National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), activists will focus on education, testing, involvement, and treatment.  NBHAAD was founded by five national organizations in 1999 to raise awareness and provide
capacity-building assistance to Black communities and organizations.

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Help Protect Native American Women and Girls

Native American women face a murder rate ten times higher than the national average, with eighty-four percent experiencing some form of violence in their lifetime. While the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and the Tribal Law and Order
Act have helped bring attention to the high rates of violence against Native women, there is still no reliable way of knowing how many Native women go missing each year because the databases that hold statistics of these cases are extremely outdated and in
need of reform. It’s time we act.

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Bipartisan Sign-On Request: Support USAID’s Action Plan on Children in Adversity and Early Childhood Development

Please join us in a letter supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) decision to update the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity, which expired last year, and encouraging the agency to work with Congress
as drafting proceeds.  The letter stresses the importance of investing in early childhood development (ECD) and requests additional information about coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of ECD efforts within the agency.

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Upcoming Baby Caucus Briefing on Early Literacy

A child’s language skills are paramount to their early development.  Children who are exposed to language in an engaging and supportive way are more likely to develop into lively learners.  However, supporting children effectively in the early stages of
their development can be challenging for parents and caregivers, especially for children with unique learning needs.

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CLOSING TODAY: Become an Original Co-Sponsor of Resolution Supporting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I write you invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution supporting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On Wednesday, February 7, individuals and organizations across the nation will mobilize and advocate for HIV testing and treatment,
focusing on outreach in Black communities.  During National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), activists will focus on education, testing, involvement, and treatment.  NBHAAD was founded by five national organizations in 1999 to raise awareness and provide
capacity-building assistance to Black communities and organizations.

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