End For-Profit Prisons

With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated today, the United States locks up more of its population than any other country, except the tiny island nation of Seychelles. Mass incarceration destroys lives, families and communities, and disproportionately
impacts African-American and Hispanic communities. Mass incarceration has been fueled by draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, ICE mandated bed quotas and by a mistaken view that for-profit corporations can provide a cheap solution to a growing
inmate population. As a key component of our criminal justice, operations of prisons and immigrant detention centers, should be carried out by those responsible to the American people with an eye towards keeping us safe, not those responsible only to shareholders
with an eye towards increasing profit margins.

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Become a Cosponsor of the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

No family is immune from domestic violence. In 2008, my own family lived through the loss of my cousin Cathy at the hands of her estranged boyfriend. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our mothers, daughters,
and families from the horrors of domestic violence[1]. When we discover gaps in the system that affect our most vulnerable citizens, it is our moral responsibility
to take the necessary steps to close those gaps.

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SIGN ON: Amici Brief Supporting LGBTQ Equality

  Sending Office: Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney Sent By: Roddy.Flynn@mail.house.gov SIGN ON:  Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community Supporting:  American Civil Liberties Union, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality, Lambda Legal Dear Colleague, Senator Tammy Baldwin and I invite you to join us in filing an amici brief in the U.S. […]

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DEADLINE NOW – National Kinship Care Month

Please join the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth and become an original cosponsor of this year’s bipartisan Resolution to designate September 2017 as “National Kinship Care Month.” This year, Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin
Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the companion resolution S.Res.264.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 529, Resolution Protecting the J-1 visa program

Please join us in cosponsoring H. Res. 529, to express the cultural and economic importance of the J-1 visa program. This important State Department-managed program allows exchange visitors from across the globe the opportunity to come to the United States
and help alleviate the costs associated with their living and travel expenses by allowing them to accept temporary seasonal jobs. Additionally, many seasonal employers, particularly small businesses, rely on this workforce to operate at full capacity throughout
their peak season, resulting in a more stable economy.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 529, Resolution Protecting the J-1 visa program

Please join us in cosponsoring H. Res. 529, to express the cultural and economic importance of the J-1 visa program. This important State Department-managed program allows exchange visitors from across the globe the opportunity to come to the United States
and help alleviate the costs associated with their living and travel expenses by allowing them to accept temporary seasonal jobs. Additionally, many seasonal employers, particularly small businesses, rely on this workforce to operate at full capacity throughout
their peak season, resulting in a more stable economy.

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