Please locate and contact your US Senators and tell them to co-sponsor and pass S. 866!  A sample letter is provided below that you can copy, paste, and edit.

FIND AND CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS: (Directions: Enter your zip code in box below and click "GO".  If you live in a split district, enter your full 9 digit zip code or address in the fields provided on new action page that opens in a new window.  If you do not live in a split district, simply click on a listed official's name under "President & Congress" under "Elected Officials" where it says "President & Congress".  This will take you to an information page for that legislator/official.  Then, click on "contact" and complete the form.  For "subject" enter "Please Co-Sponsor and Vote Yes on S. 866".  For "Issue Area" drop down menu, select "Children and Families".  Copy/paste/edit the sample letter below into the "Editable Text" field.  Complete your contact information and click "send message".)


Copy, paste, and edit this sample letter to write your legislators to demand action on this issue:

"Dear [Legislator/Official's Name Here--(i.e. Sen. Joyce)],

I am writing you today to ask that you co-sponsor and vote yes on S. 866, the Prohibiting Detention of Youth Status Offenders Act of 2017, introduced by Senator Robert Casey (D-PA).

It is of vital importance that we decrease and work to eliminate the use of congregate care programs.  This bill seeks to do just that. Please vote yes and pass this important legislation.


[Your Name Here]

[Your Address and/or City, State, and Zip]"