Category Archive for: Action Alert

Urge Congress to Support Child Nutrition Reauthorization!

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 8, 2016

Join JCPA in asking Congress to support strong bills that invest in and improve child nutrition programs. Two bicameral bills — the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 —will dramatically reduce hunger during the summer months. We need your help to make sure Congress passes these vital…



Urge Congress to Expand EITC and CTC Provisions

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  • Posted on February 8, 2016

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are among the nation’s strongest tools to help working families escape poverty and achieve greater self-sufficiency. Together, they lifted 9.4 million people out of poverty – and made 22 million others less poor – in 2013. They also lift 5 million children out of…



Urge your Senator to Support Sentencing Reform

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  • Posted on February 8, 2016

On Tuesday, October 15, JCPA adopted a policy on Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform that urges a shift from punitive prohibitionist policies and toward sensible regulatory policies that advance public safety and health. The policy calls for reformation of marijuana laws which are disproportionately enforced against minorities, causing significant fiscal and social costs including…



Support the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

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  • Posted on January 27, 2016

It is estimated that approximately 1.68 million youth experience homelessness each year in the U.S. For over 40 years, the Federal government has funded programs that provide street outreach, temporary shelter and services, and transitional living to this population. The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) looks to improve these programs by:…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

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  • Posted on February 21, 1994

The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…