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To Congress and Department of Corrections Commissioners Nationwide: Raise the corrections officer qualifications nationwide. 1. Prison guards should have at least some level of college education. 2. Prison guards should be at least 25 years of age. 3. Prison guards should have yearly background checks and psychological evaluations. Learn more and sign here.
To Congress: Join New Jersey Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. in supporting his proposed TEST for Lead Act, which would ensure that annual toxicity testing is conducted in public schools, nationwide. Hundreds of thousands of students in Newark, N.J., Flint, Mich., and a host of other cities are counting on you. Learn more and sign here.

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Background:
> The Marshall Project: New York City Jail Guards Are Fighting to Keep Their Records Secret
> New York Times: Drinking Water in Newark Schools Known to Have Lead Problem at Least 6 Years Ago
> Congressman Payne: Payne, Rice, Baraka Call for Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water


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