Take these quick and simple actions for peace! Each area is an important component to help make peace a priority in our nation and world. A few moments of your time will make a difference.
We are pleased to share that a new bill before Congress, HR 850, the Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Act of 2015, is set to bring more Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into our classrooms. It's high time that we prioritized these life skills in our schools.
Friends, the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up its version of the FY16 CJS Appropriations bill this Thursday. Congress must approve federal spending for discretionary programs—including juvenile justice funding for state programs that keep families and communities safer, help young people get themselves back on track, and save money in the long run.
We live in a world that faces constant and often debilitating conflict and violence. Growing breakthroughs within five key Peacebuilding Cornerstones offer great hope, demonstrate proven effectiveness and are ready to forge bold and comprehensive national policies. As a signer of this platform, you will join in persuading the President and Congress to support transformative national policies that empower cost-effective and life-affirming conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
we are excited to announce the Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2197) has been reintroduced into the U.S. House of Representatives! Please sign the Petition, urging your Members of Congress to step up in support of our kids and sign-on as co-sponsor of the Youth PROMISE Act.
Join us in urging our President to make sure our formerly incarcerated community members have a fair shot – ask him to lead the way in reducing unfair barriers to employment for qualified people with arrest or conviction records by ‘Banning the Box’ on all federal job applications.
Right now, Committees in the House and Senate are starting to draft the 2016 Budget, and acting now, at the early stage of the process, few things are decided and we have a much greater opportunity to influence the process. But that means that we have to act right now to make sure important Peacebuilding programs will be fully funded in 2016.
The 114th Congress has come into full session and it's that time again. Legislation calling for the establishment of a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) was re-introduced Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). Let’s show our support.
During his State of the Union Address, President Obama powerfully called for reform of our nation’s criminal justice system as an important priority over the coming years. Please join us today to help him jump start this effort. Sign our quick petition to Members of Congress urging them to support smart peacebuilding approaches in our communities around the nation.
Over the next week or two, Congress will be working on our budget. Important peacebuilding funding could be on the table. Our federal budget totals some $3.5 trillion dollars each year while these three peacebuilding initiatives cost only $110 million combined. At just .003% of our budget they deserve our vocal support and the support of the US Congress.
Right now, there's a law called the Second Chance Act that recently expired and needs to be reauthorized. In 2008, it was passed by bipartisan majorities of both Houses of Congress, funding over 600 programs in 49 states to reduce recidivism, and help ex-offenders reintegrate into their communities. Sign the petition today!