Category Archive for: Action Alert

Urge Your Senators to Reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant

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The Senate is currently considering passage of S.1086, a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and needs to hear from you now! In September, the House passed an amended version of the bill. The Senate is expected to vote on this new version of the bill later this week.  You can…



Urge Congress to Expand EITC and CTC Provisions

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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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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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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:…