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No matter what area you care most about, consider this: Children, teens and communities thrive when we recognize that development cuts across domains, settings, and disciplines. It's all related—a family's struggle with finances can affect a child's health; what a teen does after school has a big impact on how well he or she learns, and several longitudinal studies show that when states invest in early learning, they spend less in special education and juvenile justice services.

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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.

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Take Action: Urge Iowa Senator Grassley to Get the JJDPA Done

Iowans, take a moment to thank Senator Grassley for his leadership on youth justice, and urge him to use his leadership to get the JJDPA done now!We’ve got everything you need to take two critical actions.

Act 4 JJ has a great one-page activation guide you can share with your Iowa networks.

1. MAKE A CALL TODAY

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