Celebrate June as Caribbean American Heritage Month

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: emma.mehrabi@mail.house.gov Date: 5/29/2014 2014 is the first ever United Nations Year of Small Island Developing States Become an original cosponsor of the Caribbean American Heritage Month Resolution!    Current cosponsors (17): Bishop, Bordallo, Butterfield, Christensen, Corrine Brown, Conyers, Engel, Faleomavaega, John Lewis, Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Moore, Norton, Rangel, Rush, […]

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Younger Teens Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births: Support Comprehensive Sex Education

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: Mariah.Johnson@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 725 Date: 4/9/2014 SUPPORT COMPREHENSIVE SEX EDUCATION PROGRAMS CDC Data Show Younger Teens Account for 1 in 4 Teen Births Dear Colleague: A new study released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that, while teen births in the US have declined over the […]

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LAST CALL: Join Nearly 70 Members: Support Adolescent Health in FY2015 Appropriations

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: Mariah.Johnson@mail.house.gov Date: 3/26/2014 Support Adolescent Health in FY2015 Appropriations This is a Programmatic Request:  Members will be required to submit online requests Deadline to sign:  COB TODAY The following requests are supported by 55 local, state, and national, organizations, including Advocates for Youth, The AIDS Institute, AIDS United, American Congress […]

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New Report Examines The War on Poverty, 50 Years Later

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: mariah.jones@mail.house.gov Date: 1/7/2014 January 7, 2014 Dear Colleague: In case you missed it, I would like to share with you a report released this morning by the Center for American Progress, entitled “The War on Poverty: Then and Now.” In his 1964 State of the Union Address fifty […]

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Support More Comprehensive Approaches to Sexuality Education through PREP

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: mariah.jones@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 3774 Date: 12/19/2013 Co-sponsor HR 3774 to Repeal Ineffective Abstinence-Only Programs Endorsed by: Advocates for Youth, AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families, The AIDS Institute, AIDS United, American Civil Liberties Union, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Choice USA, Guttmacher Institute, Healthy […]

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Cosponsor The States Medical Marijuana Property Rights Act

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee Sent By: pablo.castro@mail.house.gov Date: 10/3/2013 Dear Colleague, I am writing to encourage you to become a cosponsor of H.R. 784, the States’ Medical Marijuana Property Rights Act. This legislation would exempt property from civil forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act due to medical marijuana-related conduct when it is authorized by […]

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