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REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

CHILDREN ACROSS THE WORLD NEED VACCINATIONS

We have made substantial progress in child mortality, but still 15,000 children die every day around the world. Many of these childhood deaths could be prevented if more children were vaccinated.

Presently in the House of Representatives is an Act called "The Reach Every Mother and Child Act." This is a bipartisan bill that would commit the U.S. to helping to end deaths by increasing vaccinations for children from anywhere around the world. No child should die of preventable causes. Vaccines are one of the most efficient ways to save children's lives, but we must act without delay. Everyday that passes, we miss an opportunity to save 15,000 children's lives.

Please take action now. Ask your Representative to co-sponsor "The Reach Every Mother and Child Act.

Thank you!

SCHOOL GUN VIOLENCE LEGISLATION INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE

We all remember the multiple school shootings around our country. Now the House of Representatives is introducing the "STOP School Violence Act." This bill would finally give states more funding to bring gun violence prevention efforts to school districts so they can train students and adults to identify warning signs of gun violence and intervene before tragedies occur.

We know that young people show warning signs that they might hurt themselves or someone else. We can prevent tragedies by training students and adults on what those signs and signals look like and how to report them. That is why this legislation is so important. It gives states the resources they need to protect more children from gun violence.

Please contact your Representative and strongly urge him/her to sign on to this bill.

Thank you for getting involved.

PROTECT PALESTINIAN CHILDREN'S HUMAN RIGHTS

Currently in the House of Representatives is HR 4391, which works to safeguard the legal rights of Palestinian children. It promotes human rights by ending the Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act. No child should be subject to military detention that violates international humanitarian law. All children should have the right to due legal process and a fair trial.

Please contact your representative and urge him/her to protect the human rights of Palestinian children by co-sponsoring the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act (HR 4391).

Thanks for taking action.

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--The number of children aged 5 to 17 who were engaged in child labor globally fell by nearly 78 million--to 168 million--between 2000 and 2012, according to a study by the International Labor Organization. The number of those doing hazardous work, including tasks involving toxic substances or dangerous machinery, fell by about half over the same period. The trend reflects improving living standards in most developing countries. (Slate.com)

171,635--Total number of migrants that reached Europe by sea in 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration. More than twice as many made the journey in 2016.