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Monthly Legislative Update for every woman July 23, 2014 Monthly Legislative Update for every woman July 23, 2014

Agenda Legislative Updates National Voter Registration Day Congressional Recess Plan Update Action Item for Agenda Legislative Updates National Voter Registration Day Congressional Recess Plan Update Action Item for every woman Advocacy Survey Update 1

Immigration Reform Update Unaccompanied Minors • $3. 7 billion Emergency Supplemental Request pending • Immigration Reform Update Unaccompanied Minors • $3. 7 billion Emergency Supplemental Request pending • FEMA: [email protected] dhs. gov for every woman • Two Funding Opportunities for Housing Unaccompanied Child Migrants • HHS: Office of Refugee Resettlement. Deadline: August 5 th 2

Immigration Reform Update Poll • Will your local association apply for one or both Immigration Reform Update Poll • Will your local association apply for one or both of these funding opportunities? for every woman • Has your local association provided any services to unaccompanied child migrants? 3

Current State of Play Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: Wednesday, July 31 at 10 AM Current State of Play Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: Wednesday, July 31 at 10 AM EST Purpose: To consider pending legislation on keeping domestic abusers from gaining access to firearms Al Franken (D-MN) Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Charles Schumer (D-NY) Christopher A. Coons (D-DE) Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Dick Durbin (D-IL) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Jeff Sessions (R-AL) John Cornyn (R-TX) Mazie Hirono (D-HI) Michael S. Lee (R-UT) Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) Ted Cruz (R-TX) for every woman Committee Members: 4

Pending Legislation Senate S. 1290: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2013 Pending Legislation Senate S. 1290: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2013 Sponsor: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) S. 2483: The Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act Sponsor: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) H. R. 3566: The Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act of 2013 Sponsor: Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) H. R. 4906: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act Sponsor: Lois Capps (D-CA) for every woman House 5

Key Messages • We support H. R. 3566, the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act, Key Messages • We support H. R. 3566, the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act, which encourages states to develop and adopt legislation and/or policies around firearms that are essentially similar to or stronger than current federal firearms laws. • H. R. 3566 will effectively reduce domestic violence homicides by preventing perpetrators from having access to firearms once a protective order has been issued. for every woman • With the successful passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013, the YWCA remains committed to addressing violence against women through a renewed focus on domestic violence related homicide reduction. 6

Economic Empowerment Updates • End the sequester for FY 2016 and beyond, in order Economic Empowerment Updates • End the sequester for FY 2016 and beyond, in order to avoid further cuts to domestic human needs programs that help the most vulnerable among us • Make the tax system fairer and generate sufficient revenue to fund vital programs, by eliminating tax breaks and loopholes that allow big business and the very wealthy to avoid paying their fair share of taxes • Scrutinize Pentagon spending to the same extent as spending by other federal agencies, in order to rein in waste, fraud and abuse and save untold billions of dollars without harming national security • Enact policies to create good jobs and expand opportunity for all workers and their families for every woman SAVE for All Coalition 7

Economic Empowerment Updates for every woman Attacks on Child Tax Credit for Immigrant Families Economic Empowerment Updates for every woman Attacks on Child Tax Credit for Immigrant Families • House will vote Thursday on H. R. 4935 – expand eligibility for the CTC to higher income families – yet would deny the refundable portion of the CTC to millions of immigrant families – the majority of whom are U. S. citizens – by requiring a Social Security Number (SSN) where a Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) has traditionally sufficed – CTC can be up to a $1, 000 refund per child, a significant boost for struggling families • Chairman Ryan will unveil “a new set of policy reforms aimed at reducing poverty and increasing upward mobility throughout America” tomorrow morning – The Ryan Budget includes deep cuts to the programs that matter to YWCAs and the families we serve. – 69% of cuts come from programs that helps low and moderate income families – This plan will likely counter the House Democrats’ working families plan 8

 • House Democrats unveiled a campaign strategy that promises aggressive economic policy changes • House Democrats unveiled a campaign strategy that promises aggressive economic policy changes in the 1 st 100 days of a Democratic ruled House – Tax reform – Raising the minimum wage – Paycheck Fairness Act – College affordability – Reversing the Hobby Lobby decision – Creating jobs through creating infrastructure (roads, etc. ) – Clean energy initiatives – CEO/Worker fairness – Allowing student loan refinancing – Investing in early childhood education – Paid sick days – Violence against women – Women’s health • By and large, these are issues the YWCA supports. for every woman Economic Empowerment Updates 9

National Voter Registration Day! You will receive an “Organizer Toolkit” with information on how National Voter Registration Day! You will receive an “Organizer Toolkit” with information on how to conduct voter registration activities in your community once you sign up. Potential activities Include: • Registering staff and volunteers to vote • Encouraging voters to update their voter registration cards • Making voter registration forms available at your association • Partnering with organizations to register voters on 09/23 For additional information or questions, please contact Holly Jones, Director of Association Services at [email protected] org. for every woman The YWCA USA is excited to partner with Nonprofit VOTE for National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) 2014 on September 23, 2014! To sign up, please visit National. Voter. Registration. Day. org 10

Legislative Priorities Survey Update • Building off previous survey – more in-depth • Survey Legislative Priorities Survey Update • Building off previous survey – more in-depth • Survey will go out to local associations in mid-September • Results will be analyzed and shared in early December [email protected] org or 202. 835. 2364 for every woman If you have ideas and thoughts regarding the survey, please contact Danielle Marse-Kapr between now and August 1 st! 11

Action Item: Share on a Monthly Call If you’d like to discuss advocacy work Action Item: Share on a Monthly Call If you’d like to discuss advocacy work your local association is doing on the federal, state, or local level, please let Desiree know by emailing [email protected] org. We are interested in both campaigns/issue areas you are working on and topics you would like covered in future calls. Next meeting date: August 27, 2014 @ 3: 00 Eastern for every woman Whether you have a success story to share or would like to troubleshoot, everyone can learn from hearing about local association advocacy efforts. 12

Questions? Comments? Danielle Marse-Kapr Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate Economic Empowerment • Email: dmarsekapr@ywca. Questions? Comments? Danielle Marse-Kapr Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate Economic Empowerment • Email: [email protected] org; 202 -835 -2364 • Portfolio Includes: Economic Empowerment Issues - Budget Appropriations [CCDBG, VAWA/VOCA], Tax Reform, TANF/SNAP, Minimum Wage, Pay Equity, etc. and Next. Gen Networking Group Tralonne Shorter Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate Racial Justice and Civil Rights • Email: [email protected] org; 202 -835 -2358 • Portfolio Includes: Immigration Reform, Voting Rights, Racial Profiling, Affirmative Action and Hate Crimes Holly Jones Director of Association Services • Email: [email protected] org; 828 -450 -4894 • Leads local association advocacy capacity and voter mobilization work for every woman Desiree Hoffman Director of Advocacy and Policy • Email: [email protected] org; 202 -835 -2354 • Manages the Advocacy Department and responds to Capitol Hill, White House, Federal Agencies and Local Association Inquiries on all legislation. Specific expertise on Affordable Care Act, Medicare/Medicaid. Qudsia Raja Advocacy and Policy Manager Health & Safety Rights • Email: [email protected] org; 202 -835 -2356 • Portfolio Includes: Health & Safety issues – domestic and sexual violence (VAWA/VOCA); trafficking; gun violence; military sexual assault (MJIA). Also available for specific inquiries regarding Week Without Violence (WWV) and the Domestic Violence Mission Impact Group (DVMIG) 13