SUPPORT DECREASING THE DAILY DETENTION POPULATION IN FY20

            We write for your support in sending a letter to the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations urging a decrease in the average daily detention population maintained by ICE and increase in funding for alternatives to detention. 
Current funding supports 42,774 detention beds for adults and 2,500 detention beds for children.  This is an average daily detention population of 45,275 beds.

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Support FY20 Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) Program Funding

Please join us in sending the following letter asking the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee to include $5 million for the Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program in the Fiscal Year 2020 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations
Bill to support scientific cooperation between Arabs and Israelis.  

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SUPPORT DECREASING THE DAILY DETENTION POPULATION IN FY20

            We write for your support in sending a letter to the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations urging a decrease in the average daily detention population maintained by ICE and increase in funding for alternatives to detention. 
Current funding supports 42,774 detention beds for adults and 2,500 detention beds for children.  This is an average daily detention population of 45,275 beds.

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Support Funding for the STOP School Violence Act

We invite you to sign a letter urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to support a funding level of $125 million for the STOP School Violence Act in the FY 2020 CJS Appropriations bill.

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Support Kidney Research & Treatment Access LANGUAGE REQUESTS

Please join us in supporting the inclusion of report language supporting funding for critical kidney disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Program and treatment access through the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration by signing the letters below to the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor-HHS, Defense, and Agriculture, respectively.

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SUPPORT DECREASING THE DAILY DETENTION POPULATION IN FY2020

             We write for your support in sending a letter to the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations urging a decrease in the average daily detention population maintained by ICE and increase in funding for alternatives to detention. 
Current funding supports 42,774 detention beds for adults and 2,500 detention beds for children.  This is an average daily detention population of 45,275 beds.

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Keeping Students Safe: Proven Programs to Prevent School Violence

Representatives Deutch (D-FL), Rutherford (R-FL), Kilmer (D-WA), and Rogers (R-KY) invite you to a Congressional Staff Briefing sponsored by Sandy Hook Promise and AASA, the School Superintendents Association,
focused on proven programs for preventing school violence. The briefing will be held on Friday, March 8th from 12:00PM-1:00PM in 2075 Rayburn House Office Building. 

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Kindness Matters at the State of the Union

Please see the letter below from a wonderful South Florida organization Kindness Matters. They are right: we have the opportunity to focus on our values of kindness and service by wearing a “kindness matters” pin during the State of the Union.

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Ask Secretary Pompeo to Prioritize Egyptian Human Rights and U.S. Citizens in Bilateral Relationship

As the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, we invite you to join us in sending the below letter to Secretary Pompeo. Because Egypt is such an important partner, we are concerned that Egypt’s human rights record,
in addition to a number of issues involving U.S. citizens, is threatening Egypt’s stability and impeding a stronger U.S.-Egypt relationship. We hope that you will join us in urging Secretary Pompeo to make these issues a priority. To join the letter or if
you have any questions, please contact Nathan Gately (Nathan.Gately@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Ros-Lehtinen or Casey Kustin (Casey.Kustin@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Deutch.

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LUNCH BRIEFING: Money in Politics & Violence in Our Communities

You should have already received an invitation to a lunch briefing today featuring American Promise, Everytown, and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to discuss how money in politics distorts the gun safety policy debate in Washington. Please
join us and advocates from around the country to discuss the importance of getting money out of politics and making our communities safer from gun violence.

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