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Monitor Weekly - November 5, 2011

The Leadership Conference Education Fund November 5, 2011

Bill to Cut Poverty in Half Over Next Ten Years Introduced in Congress

A Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing this week on the role of women in the Arab Spring movement drew attention to the need for the United States to join with 187 other countries that have committed to advance and protect the rights of women by ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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Early Release Begins for Thousands Imprisoned Under Harsh Crack Cocaine Laws

As CNN reports, under the recently enacted Fair Sentencing Act (FSA) – which President Obama signed on August 3, 2010 – prison terms have started ending early for thousands of people who were sentenced under laws that required extreme mandatory sentences for possession of crack cocaine.

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