Providing formerly incarcerated individuals with the tools to effectively reintegrate into society is essential in preventing recidivism. One in three American adults currently has a criminal record. Unfortunately, over two-thirds of formerly-incarcerated people are rearrested within three years.
“The focus of the U.S. government should be on supporting efforts both to bring about a peaceful solution to this crisis and to provide aid to the people of Venezuela. We must encourage adherence to the rule of law and under no circumstances support irregular unconstitutional transfers of power.
“John Singleton was a native son of South Los Angeles who included our community in his prolific success.
“I am disappointed by the detainment of journalists and the control of the internet and social media platforms in Benin by the government during the elections. A fair democratic system allows for the right to peacefully assemble, protest, and express views that may disagree with the existing state.
“The attack against the Jewish community in Poway today as they observed the last day of Passover is yet another example of the devastating anti-Semitism and hatred in this country that must be actively confronted and eradicated.
“On World Malaria Day, we must continue to raise the awareness of this deadly disease that affects millions of people globally, with hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five dying annually. I applaud the global community in its efforts to combat and control the spread of this disease as we reach our goal of eradicating malaria.
“My thoughts are with the people of Northern Mozambique and Tanzania as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall with winds equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. This just a little more than a month after Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi were all hit by Cyclone Idai, one of the deadliest and costliest storms in Mozambique’s history.
The 2019 Congressional Art Competition will culminate at our annual reception. The artwork of talented young artists from California's 37th Congressional District will be displayed for their friends and family to enjoy. Please join us in celebrating the talent and dedication of our district's participating students.
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