October 19th, 2015
There are Peace Alliance supporters converging on Capitol Hill from around the country this week as part of our Peace Alliance conference. One of the key messages we are bringing to Congress is that our nation’s hardest hit communities deserve the support and funding they desperately need to implement youth violence prevention and intervention strategies. That’s why we are urging their support of the Youth PROMISE Act.
Help amplify our message on the Hill by signing our PETITION to Congress today urging them to co-sponsor the Youth PROMISE Act!
The Youth PROMISE Act (Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education) is bipartisan legislation that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues.
By specifically focusing on violence prevention and intervention strategies, this bill ensures we are funding programs that save lives and give every young person the opportunity to meet his or her potential.
FOLLOW-UP WITH A CALL
Please follow-up with a call to your Members of the House and Senate. Call the Capitol Switchboard at: (202) 224-3121.
- Hi, my name is ____ and I’m a constituent from [City], [State]
- I’m calling to ask my Congressperson to co-sponsor the Youth PROMISE Act, bill number (House: H.R. 2197, Senate: S. 1770).
- It’s time we invest in proven programs and strategies that will uplift youth and help end violence in crime in our communities.
If you need to look up the names of your members of Congress, you can look them up here.
Your support will help all our amazing Peacebuilding “lobbyists” who are walking the Halls of congress today!