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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Help Decrease Prison Population

From: The Honorable Donna F. Edwards Sent By: marc.rehmann@mail.house.gov Date: 5/20/2015 Deadline: 10 a.m. 5-21-2015 Outside Groups: ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance, Education From the Inside Out Coalition, Legal Action Center, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Employment Law Project (NELP) Let’s curb our nation’s high incarceration rate by educating our […]

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Join Bipartisan Support for Federal Animal Protections – Cosponsor the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act!

From: The Honorable Theodore E. Deutch Sent By: Jason.Attermann@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2293 Date: 5/19/2015 Original Cosponsors: Lamar Smith, Earl Blumenauer, Tom Marino, Steve Cohen, Steve Chabot, Jerrold Nadler, Pat Meehan, Trent Franks Cosponsors: Derek Kilmer, Brendan Boyle Dear Colleagues, In 2010, Congress passed the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, which criminalized the creation or distribution […]

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Reception-“Nigeria 2015: Beyond the Ballot” Democracy, Business Opportunities and Security

From: The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee Sent By: Abiola.Afolayan@mail.house.gov Date: 5/18/2015 Congress members are invited to make comments. with Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee & Honorable Chris Smith Dear Colleague: You should have received an invitation from the Nigerian-American Leadership Council in association with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Congressman Chris Smith for a discussion on Nigerian […]

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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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Cosponsor the Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2015

From: The Honorable Steve Cohen Sent By: michael.eisenstatt@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2302 Date: 5/14/2015 Dear Colleague: Ferguson. Staten Island. Cleveland. North Charleston. Baltimore. The need for reform is as clear as it is urgent. Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2302, the Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2015. This legislation would require that, as […]

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Call for Originals: Support the First Federal Ban on Conversion Therapyv

From: The Honorable Ted Lieu Sent By: Caroline.Paris-Behr@mail.house.gov Date: 5/14/2015 **Deadline: COB Monday, May 18, 2015** Dear Colleague: I hope that you will join me as an original cosponsor of the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, the first federal bill aimed at preventing so-called “conversion therapy”. This bill rightfully establishes under the law that practices which […]

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Join the IP CAUCUS

From: The Honorable Adam Smith Sent By: jonathan.pawlow@mail.house.gov Date: 5/13/2015 JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES AND BECOME A MEMBER OF THE IP CAUCUS May 12, 2015 Dear Colleague: We write to invite you to join the Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (the IP Caucus) in the 114th Congress. A 2012 study by the […]

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