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Action Alert: Urge Your Senators to Pass the JJDPA Today!

UPDATE: After 16 years, the bipartisan Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Ac (JJDPA) was reauthorized on December 13, 2018! Learn more.

If you used our alerts below to activate on the JJDPA, thank you! Your voice made a difference.

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House Bill Defeated, but Message Remains Unchanged

On June 27, the US House of Representatives rejected the latest immigration bill (HR 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act) by a vote of 121-301. "No" voters included 112 Republicans and 189 Democrats. It is unclear whether Congress will return to this issue before the midterm elections.

One-Click Action: Urge Congress to Expand the Child Tax Credit to Help Our Families Today!

As a result of Hurricane Maria, more families are leaving Puerto Rico, in large part because they lack economic opportunities. In October alone, more than 67,000 people traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida.

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