Monday, July 28, 2008

Groups Support "Advancing America's Priorities Act"

Several groups are calling for Congress to pass the "Advancing America's Priorities Act." The groups are Americans United For Change, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, The Paralyzed Veterans of America, The Emmett Till Justice Campaign and the Postpartum Support International. The groups have an interest in the legislation because they have bills included in the act. The paralysis groups want to enhance support and medical cooperation in paralysis research, rehabilitation and quality of life programs for people with paralysis. The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Act would strengthen the ability of the federal government to prosecute unsolved murders from the civil rights era, and the Melanie Blocker Stokes Mothers Act would help mothers who suffer from postpartum depression.

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