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Rachna Choudhry
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Rachna co-founded POPVOX.com, a nonpartisan advocacy tool that translates grassroots ideas into action on Capitol Hill. She works with issue organizations, trade associations and individuals from across the country who use POPVOX to connect with their lawmakers in Washington, DC.

Entries by Rachna Choudhry

It's August Recess! Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 7:49 AM




Congress adjourned for a five-week August recess -- and will return on Sept. 8. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that the Senate will then be in session straight through (including weekends) until Sept. 23, when they will adjourn again until after the Nov. election. The House...

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10 Facts You Should Know for Memorial Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM

Memorial Day is so much more than a federal holiday. Here are 10 facts we all should know about Memorial Day and the Americans we honor who died while serving in our country's Armed Forces. And then, share your voice on 10 recently introduced bills about veterans pending before Congress.

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The Debate Over the ERA Continues

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 8:44 AM

The debate over an Equal Rights Amendment began three years after women received the right to vote -- and continues today. The proposal was recently re-introduced in Congress, along with a new strategy.

The Equal Rights Amendment was First Proposed 90 Years Ago
The Equal Rights Amendment --...

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Congress's Response to Sexual Assault in the Military

(4) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 6:19 PM

According to a Pentagon survey of active duty service members, there were an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year. However, the number of actual reports of sexual assaults was far lower. There were 3,374 reports of sexual assault involving service members last year.

In response...

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Issue Spotlight: Marijuana

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 4:26 PM

Throughout early American history, marijuana use was legal under both federal and individual state laws. In fact, from 1850 to 1941, cannabis was included in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a recognized medicinal. By the end of 1936, however, all 48 states had enacted laws to regulate marijuana.

The federal...

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