Support runaway and homeless youth
|Philadelphia youth advocates (including PathWays PA's|
Brenda Dawson) with Senator Casey's SE PA Regional
Director Ebony Staton Weidman. Courtesy PEC
From our friends at PEC:
Senator Robert Casey sponsored the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (S.2571), and he signed onto the "Dear Colleague" letter urging greater support for programs serving children and youth who experience homelessness.
The next action is to urge Senators Casey and Toomey to sponsor the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HYCA), S. 611.
HCYA is bi-partisan legislation that reforms HUD Homeless Assistance to meet the needs of homeless children, youth, and families. It allows some of the most vulnerable homeless families and youth - those staying with others because they have nowhere else to go, and those staying in motels - to be eligible for HUD homeless assistance by aligning eligibility criteria with those of other federal programs. Good news is that Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) are the latest U.S. Senators to co-sponsor S. 611.
Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators Casey and Toomey need to sponsor S. 611.
Help Us: Contact both Senators Casey and Toomey and urge them to sponsor S. 611. In addition, urge Sen. Toomey to sponsor S. 2571. Contact them at:
- Senator Casey: http://casey.senate.gov/contact/
- Senator Toomey: http://toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact