Please join me for a moderated discussion on Girls and Juvenile Justice

From: The Honorable Karen Bass Sent By: chris.randle@mail.house.gov Date: 6/2/2015 Dear Colleague, Did you know that 90% of incarcerated girls have experienced emotional, sexual, or physical abuse? This startling fact is the reality for the more than 300,000 girls arrested and criminally charged every year in the juvenile justice system. Please join me for a […]

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Member Forum on Workers’ Irregular Schedules

From: The Committee on Education and The Workforce – Minority Staff Sent By: christine.godinez@mail.house.gov Date: 6/1/2015 Member Forum on Workers’ Irregular Schedules Dear Colleague, We would like to invite you to a briefing being held this Thursday, June 4th at 11am in 1310 Longworth on irregular schedules, which are particularly harmful to low wage workers. […]

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Help Protect Our Student Athletes from Concussions

From: The Honorable Mark DeSaulnier Sent By: jonathan.uriarte@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2062 Date: 5/29/2015 Co-Sponsor H.R. 2062: The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act Dear Colleague: Concussions for student athletes are a growing problem that demands immediate attention. According to figures from the National Federation of State High School Associations, an estimated 140,000 students playing high […]

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Gun Violence Awareness Day — #WearOrange

From: The Honorable Mike Thompson Sent By: jennifer.goedke@mail.house.gov Date: 5/27/2015 #WearOrange for Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2nd (Members Photo on Capitol Steps 1:45pm) Dear Colleague: Every day in America, 297 people are shot and nearly 90 are killed by guns. Gun violence is an issue that affects every District and every community across […]

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Protect the Freedom of Choice for Parents and Students and Support Teachers

From: The Honorable Tom Reed Sent By: Anna.Alburger@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2382 Date: 5/26/2015 Cosponsor HR 2382, The EMPOWER Act Dear Colleague, We invite you to join us in cosponsoring HR 2382, the Enable More Parents to Opt-Out Without Endangering Resources Act. This legislation would authorize parents to opt their children out state-mandated testing without any […]

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Cosponsor Rep. Speier Equal Rights Amendment Bill – It’s 2015 and Women Still Aren’t Protected by the US Constitution?

From: The Honorable Jackie Speier Sent By: molly.fishman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.J.Res. 51 Date: 5/26/2015 Cosponsors (149): Reps. Adams, Bass, Beatty, Beyer, Jr., Blumenaur, Bonamici, Boyle, C. Brady, Brown, Brownley, Bustos, Carson, Capps, Capuano, Cardenas, Carney, Cartwright, Castor, Castro, Chu, Cicilline, K. Clark, Y. Clarke, Clay, Cohen, Connolly, Conyers, Jr., Courtney, Cummings, S. Davis, DeFazio, DeGette, Delaney, […]

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Support Improved Data Collection to Better Help LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

From: The Honorable Alcee L. Hastings Sent By: georgina.rannard@mail.house.gov Date: 5/22/2015 Co-signers (13): Reps. Susan Davis, Raúl M. Grijalva, Brenda Lawrence, Barbara Lee, Alan Lowenthal, Betty McCollum, Jim McDermott, James McGovern, Jerry McNerney, Jerrold Nadler, Mark Pocan, Jackie Speier, Mark Takano   Deadline to sign on: COB Tuesday 26th May *updated* Supported by: Human Rights […]

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Join the Foster Youth Caucus

From: The Honorable Trent Franks Sent By: bethany.haley@mail.house.gov Date: 5/15/2015 Join the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth! Dear Colleague: We cordially invite you to join the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth. The Foster Youth Caucus provides a forum for Members of Congress to discuss and develop policy recommendations to strengthen the child welfare system […]

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Support H.R. 1416 Cancer Patient Protection Act

From: The Honorable Renee L. Ellmers Sent By: rebecca.alcorn@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1416 Date: 5/14/2015 Current Co-Sponsors include: Blackburn, Buchanan, Frelinghuysen, Israel Dear Colleague: Please join me in cosponsoring urgent legislation for cancer patients. The Cancer Patient Protection Act (H.R. 1416) stops the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) from inappropriately applying the sequester cut […]

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INVEST IN AMERICA’S FUTURE, COSPONSOR THE AMERICA’S FOCUS ACT

From: The Honorable Chaka Fattah Sent By: jared.bass@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1360 Date: 5/14/2015 COSPONSOR THE FATTAH-FITZPATRICK FOCUS ACT Supported by: National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, National Urban League, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Scouts of the USA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, MENTOR, The First Tee, U.S. Dream Academy, […]

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