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Rachna Choudhry
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Rachna co-founded, 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.

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It's National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. What's Congress Doing About It?

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 6:13 PM

January 2015 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In a proclamation commemorating the month, President Obama explained:

Stained from a history of slavery and shaped by ancestors brought to this country in chains, today, America shines as a beacon of hope to people everywhere who...
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Congress, Week 2: Do You Know What They're Working on?

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 10:08 AM

It's the 114th Congress's second week in session -- but it's going to be a short one. Both the House and Senate will be in session only Monday through Wednesday. The Republicans will be holding their joint retreat at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the rest of the week....

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Welcome Back, Congress! Here Are 15 Issues Awaiting Your Return

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 11:08 AM

Welcome Back, Congress!

Congress returns from a five-week recess on Monday with many issues to tackle -- from escalating global tensions to domestic challenges relating to jobs, the economy, immigration and even the Constitution before Election Day. However, they will be racing against the clock. With elections only two months...

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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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