TODAY!!! MAKE A ONE-MINUTE SPEECH IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH AFTER LAST VOTES

Please join me in recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. Since 2002, National Mentoring Month has served as an opportunity for our country to reflect on the benefits of youth mentoring and the positive impact it has on the development of our youth. According to a recent report released by MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership, these benefits include:

Higher educational goals. It is more likely for a youth with a mentor to attend college than for a youth without a mentor.
Participation in productive and beneficial activities. It is more likely for youth with mentors to engage in leadership positions, extracurricular activities and sports, and community service than youth without mentors.

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Join the House Mentoring Caucus

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we invite you to join us in supporting youth mentoring by joining the House Mentoring Caucus. The Caucus works to ensure that Members of Congress are familiar with the numerous positive impacts that high-quality mentoring can have on the lives of young people. We work in a bipartisan collaboration to promote policies and legislation that will enable mentoring programs to grow and more effectively serve young people in our communities.

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Help DREAMers Afford Higher Education

From: The Honorable Jared Polis Sent By: allie.kimmel@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3921 Date: 1/24/2014 Help DREAMers Afford Higher Education Cosponsor H.R. 3921: IN-STATE for DREAMers Act of 2014 Supporters: AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, Association of Community College Trustees, Colorado State University, Council on Opportunity in […]

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Become a Co-Sponsors of H.R. 3914, the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act

From: The Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: amy.kelbick@mail.house.gov Date: 1/22/2014 Current Co-sponsors: Quigley, Schakowsky, Holt, Lowenthal, Tonko, Veasey, Honda, and Roybal-Allard Dear Colleague, We are writing to encourage you to become a co-sponsor of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. This important legislation will help to address one of the most egregious human rights and […]

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Protect Consumers from High Car Rental Taxes

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: david.greengrass@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2543 Date: 1/16/2014 Protect Consumers from High Car Rental Taxes Cosponsor H.R. 2543, The End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2013 Supported by: Advantage Rent A Car; Alamo Rent A Car; American Car Rental Association; American International Automobile Dealers Association; American Society […]

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act

From: The Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: amy.kelbick@mail.house.gov Date: 1/16/2014 Deadline to Become an Original Co-Sponsor: Today at noon Dear Colleague, We are writing to encourage you to become an original co-sponsor of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. This important legislation will help to address one of the most egregious human rights and due […]

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act

From: The Honorable Bill Foster Sent By: amy.kelbick@mail.house.gov Date: 1/15/2014 Dear Colleague, We are writing to encourage you to become an original co-sponsor of the Immigrant Detainee Legal Rights Act. This important legislation will help to address one of the most egregious human rights and due process violations in immigration detention. Every day, countless immigrants […]

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Co-Sponsor the Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 (v. 2)

From: The Honorable Hakeem S. Jeffries Sent By: yvette.badu-nimako@mail.house.gov Date: 1/14/2014 Supported by 45 organizations including: American Indians in Film & Television, Anti-Defamation League, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers, Common Cause, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Family Equality Council, Free Press Action Fund, Gay, Lesbian […]

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