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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 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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Help end gun violence

Urge your member of Congress to work to end gun violence. Background: Take time today to let your representative know that ignoring the epidemic of gun violence will not protect public safety. Tens of thousands of people are killed by guns each year in this country. Whether it is through mass shootings like the recent…

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