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7/14 ~ Help Homeless Kids NOW!
HEAR US supports the ongoing national campaign to help homeless kids!

ACTION NEEDED! Urge your Congressperson to co-sponsor (Senate) S2653 (House) HR 5186, The Homeless Children and Youth Act! It's easy! Go to HELP HOMELESS KIDS NOW Take Action, enter your zip code, and your Representative's message will be sent.


Rumi, then a 12-year-old boy with plenty of experience of homelessness, offered compelling testimony at the Congressional hearing in 12/12. 

HEAR US facilitated his appearance. He and Diane were later asked to be on CNN to speak about this issue.Rumi-hearing.jpg

(7/14) Definition of "homelessness" issue heats up AGAIN in Congress!

Back in 2012, (now retired) Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-IL) sponsored the legislation to align HUD's definition of homelessness with other federal departments, including the US Department of Education's McKinney-Vento bill, heavily modeled after the IL Education for Homeless Children Act, aka Charlie's Bill.

HEAR US collaborated with other national organizations on advocacy efforts, and participated in the Congressional hearing. 

An even better piece of legislation is now being considered, with an expanded network of organizations and agencies supporting this essential legislation.

Diane blogs on this issue on a regular basis. Another good reason to follow her on Facebook

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