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PEACE IS EVERY STEP: Department of Peacebuilding 2015 Report


In 2015, Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) supporters worked with DoP legislation sponsor, Congresswoman Barbara Lee on incorporating evolving peacebuilding practices into the Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2015, which was introduced on 2/26/15 as H.R. 1111. Throughout the year, we made hundreds of contacts with members of Congress urging them to cosponsor DoP legislation and to support other peacebuilding initiatives.

Teaching Peace in Schools Virtual Summit Feb. 1 & 3


This free virtual telesummit features inspiring wisdom and leadership from the field of Restorative Justice and Social & Emotional Learning in schools. It will explore bringing these critical skills into school communities. Join us! As new generations of youth learn these essential building blocks of a lasting peace, it could change our world!

PETITION: Tell your Senator to demand that Sen. Mitch McConnell bring the Sentencing Reform and CORRECTIONS Act to the floor!


The Sentencing Reform and CORRECTIONS Act, S. 2123, is a strongly bipartisan piece of legislation that passed out of the Judiciary Committee with an overwhelming 15-5 vote. But Mitch McConnell has not yet brought it to a vote on the Senate floor. The only way he will bring it to a vote is if he hears other Senators demanding it, and those Senators will only tell him to bring it to a vote if their constituents- that's you- express to them how important the Sentencing Reform and CORRECTIONS Act is to you.

Support Fair and Healing Justice for our Youth


This week, Congress is in full negotiations regarding re-authorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Youth who are locked up are separated from their families, and many witness or experience violence. These youth struggle when they get out, trying to complete high school, get jobs, housing, or go to college. The Act requires states to keep youth separated from adults prior to trial as well as in prison, invests in alternatives to incarceration, and provides youth support necessary for successful rehabilitation and re-entry into their communities -- among many other important functions.

Department of Peacebuilding Fall 2015 Lobby Report


The National and CA Department of Peacebuilding (DoP) committees, and other DoP partners, lobbied 125+ members of Congress and U.S. Senators this fall, with visits to many legislative offices in Washington DC, and “AMPLIFYING” calls and visits from our home states. The National DoP committee delivered 134 personalized letters to members of Congress.

Tell Congress to Fix the Sentencing Reform Act!

We're asking you to tell Congress to amend H.R. 3713 so that it doesn't create new mandatory drug penalties, expand existing mandatory minimums associated with the "War on Drugs" to whole new classes of people who aren't currently allowed to be charged with those penalties, prevent certain offenders from benefiting from the bill's sentence reductions, or prevent those already sentenced under the former 100:1 crack-to-powder sentencing disparity from even being able to apply to the court to seek relief.

Breaking News: Part of Youth PROMISE Act Passes!


We have an exciting celebration to share. Thanks to all your hard work, Congress passed some meaningful provisions of the Youth PROMISE Act as part of the final version of the Every Student Succeeds Act, S. 1177, creating school based PROMISE plans. It is likely to be signed by the President soon.

Another Mass Shooting: This must not be our legacy. Sign Petition


Sign our petition to the President and Congress. It is clear we need to make fundamental shifts in how we are organizing ourselves in America and around the world when it comes to dealing with violence and conflict — shifting towards systemic healing and restorative oriented approaches. This gets to the root cause of violence on the planet.

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