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End Modern Slavery Initiative Act - United States Senator Bob Corker On Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Senator Corker introduced bold, bipartisan legislation to help eliminate slavery and human trafficking around the globe. Follow the conversation online using the hashtags #EndSlaveryAct and #EndItMovement. “Today more than 27 million people, many of them women and children, suffer under forced labor and sexual servitude in over 165 countries around the world, including our own,” said Corker. “As I have seen firsthand, the stark reality of modern slavery is unconscionable, demanding the United States and civilized world make a commitment to end it for good. Despite the pervasive nature of this horrific practice, modern slavery is a crime of opportunity that thrives where enforcement is weak, so raising the risk of prosecution can achieve significant results. Background: Over 27 million people are trapped in the multi-billion dollar modern slave trade industry.

aboutus What We Do: The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) provides first aid, CPR, and other emergency care training courses that lead to certifications that meet job-related requirements as defined by hundreds of regulatory authorities throughout the world. Our courses are delivered throughout a range of industries and markets, including: Businesses and industries Child and day care centers Colleges and universities Government agencies Hospitals Parks and recreation districts Private training companies Public safety agencies Secondary school systems Scouting groups Why We're Different: We want to help you teach others how to save lives.

Sheriff Riley On January 7, 2014, Bruce Riley was sworn in as the 39th Linn County Sheriff, replacing Sheriff Tim Mueller who retired December 31, 2013. Bruce was appointed Sheriff by the Linn County Commissioners to fulfill the current term which expires on December 31, 2014. Bruce has filed for the Office of Sheriff and will be campaigning in 2014. Bruce comes from a line of law enforcement as his great grandfather; Robert Walker, was the Sheriff of Franklin County, Nebraska from 1909 to 1923. Bruce’s grandfather, Charles Walker, was a Deputy Sheriff in Franklin County as well. Want to Help Haiti? Use This App to Match Photos of Missing Pers Yesterday, I opined that not enough social media actions aside from donations actually benefit disaster relief or other humanitarian efforts. However, it seems that at least one organization is helping Web users make their time and clicks count for a good cause, and I've never been happier to eat my words. The Haiti Earthquake Support Center, a project from The Extraordinaires (more on that later), allows users to make possible matches between submitted photos of missing persons and photos of Haitians post-earthquake. It's something facial recognition software should be able to do, but in the absence of suitable technology, perhaps the power of human effort and social media will have some positive effects for those searching for loved ones. The premise of The Extraordinaires is revolutionary but simple.

Announcing the CVE Grants Program Today, Secretary Johnson announced the new Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program to support community-led initiatives across the country to build resilience to the threat of violent extremism. This is the first federal assistance program devoted exclusively to providing local communities with the resources to counter violent extremism in the homeland. In addition to state, local and tribal governments, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Violent extremism is not a threat we can ignore, particularly in light of events from Orlando to San Bernardino to Charleston. Terrorists are promoting hateful ideologies to encourage travel overseas and attract young people to violence, and the Internet makes it easier for them to do so.

If you thought CPR was too hard, start humming ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and read this You need only two things to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and possibly save a life: a willingness to press hard on someone’s chest and familiarity with the Bee Gees’ disco hit “Stayin’ Alive.” Yes, CPR has changed. The American Heart Association and other organizations, including the American Red Cross, are promoting instruction in an easier, hands-only version of CPR that drops the difficult mouth-to-mouth maneuver they had long been teaching. You press down hard and fast in the center of the chest until the ambulance or someone with an automatic defibrillator arrives to take over.

Citizen Corps Citizen Corps' Mission The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. Latest News Organizational Webinar on America's PrepareAthon! Spring the Alarm Returning Home Haiti Disaster Relief and Fundraising Efforts Page (Updated Jan. On May 20, during an already dangerous tornado season, a huge tornado touched down in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, cutting a swath of destruction two miles wide and more than 20 miles long. Relief efforts are already underway, finding survivors and beginning the cleanup process, even as more storms are expected in the coming days. The following relief efforts are now underway. We will update this page as we learn more.

Office of Refugee Resettlement The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. ORR Newsletters Find archived ORR Newsletters and year-end summaries, and read personal stories from Mayors in resettlement cities across the country.

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