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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ELIMINATE THE DETENTION BED MANDATE FROM THE FY2019 BUDGET

            We write for your support in sending a letter to the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations urging the elimination of the requirement that ICE maintain 34,000 immigrant detention beds from the FY2019 appropriations bill.  This
requirement – also referred to as the detention bed mandate – has been interpreted as requiring ICE to maintain an average daily population of approximately 34,000 individuals in detention. 

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