By joining our advocacy efforts, you can help:
- Remove the negative connotation and imagery from the word “orphan.”
- Advocate on the local, state, and national levels on issues important to orphans of violence, including gun control, foster care, domestic and family violence, guardianship provisions, etc.
Sign up today to receive updates and alerts about opportunities to advocate for orphans of violence, caregivers, and others in this community at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following legislation is pending in Congress related to issues of orphans of violence. You can visit http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php for more information and status updates on these bills.
H.R. 2149 – Families for Foster Youth Stamp Act of 2013, sponsored by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (MI) & S. 1047 (companion legislation) sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)
H.R. 2108 – Youth Higher Education Opportunities Act sponsored by Rep. John Lewis (GA)
H.R. 102 – Rehab and Ahmed Amer Foster Care Improvement Act of 2013 sponsored by Rep. John Conyers Jr. (MI)
H.R. 1833 – Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls Act of 2013 sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT)
S. 975 – Court-Appointed Guardian Accountability and Senior Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobucher (MN)
S. 129 – Saving Money and Reducing Tragedies Through Prevention Act of 2013 sponsored by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
S. 1290 – Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2013 sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN)
To get additional information on how to contact your elected officials,
please click here: http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml