Help Families with Small Children Sit Together on Flights

As airlines change policies and increase fees for a variety of basic services, it is becoming more difficult for families with small children to sit together on commercial flights. There are increasing reports of parents being separated from their children when they arrive to board an aircraft. Often the only “recourse” is to rely on another passenger to voluntarily change seats. This inconvenience for everyone involved is complicated by the fact that a passenger might have to vacate a seat for which they paid a premium in order to allow a parent to sit next to their child.

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CALL FOR ORIGINALS: Right to Rent Act (v. 2)

While we have made great strides since the foreclosure crisis, steps must be taken to ensure families are protected in future or ongoing hard times. The Right to Rent Act (HR. 2580 – 113th) is an alternative to having underwater homes vacated when homeowners are faced with foreclosure; instead it provides relief by allowing middle-income homeowners to stay in their homes at a fair market rent.

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Briefing on Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace, 1/26/16, 11:00 a.m.

By now, you should have received an invitation to a briefing on Gender-Based Violence and the Workplace hosted by Futures Without Violence, Jewish Women International, Legal Momentum, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Latin@ Network: Casa de Esperanza, National Network to End Domestic Violence, and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence/Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence.

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Briefing: Ending Family Homelessness in America

By now, you should have received an invitation to attend a briefing on the importance of housing services in the fight to end family homelessness. The briefing, sponsored by the Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children and Youth in cooperation with the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, will highlight a new Bassuk Center report on the importance of these critical services.

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Join the Bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus (v. 2)

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 589,430 people will die from this devastating disease. We invite you to help in our efforts to stop this staggering trend by joining the first ever bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus.

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