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Refugee children in Pennsylvania want to be free from their prison

As President Obama calls for more generosity and welcome toward refugees, his administration continues to put refugee families from Central America into detention centers and deport them back to the dangers from which they fled. Mothers and children in a family detention center in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where some have languished for more than a year,…

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Support criminal justice reform!

Ask your member of Congress to support H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act. Background: Decades of overly harsh sentences, particularly mandatory minimums, have led to a dramatic increase in the incarcerated population in the U.S. Our country now incarcerates more people than any other in the world. Unfair sentences have affected millions of families across…

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Support maternal and child health

Action: Ask your members of Congress to support and co-sponsor the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (H.R. 3706, S. 1911). Background:The rate of maternal and child deaths worldwide has dropped considerably in the last 25 years. But far too many mothers and children in low-income countries continue to die from preventable conditions, including lack…

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Election 2016

It is election season again. For those of us who are U.S. citizens, we have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to help choose our elected officials at local, state and national levels. Many who reside in the U.S. still struggle for the right to vote. Even those who are not registered voters, however, can find opportunities to…

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