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Wednesday, April 20 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Congress United for America's Stolen Children: Connecting and Creating Action

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This event is by invitation only. 

Join fellow parents, members of Congress, congressional staff and the Coalition to End International Parental Child Abduction for our 2016 Congressional Briefing & Reception: 

Congress United for America’s Stolen Children: Connecting and Creating Action

Congress United  is bipartisan event to educate and empower members of Congress to act for American children and to connect parent-constituents with key congressional actors for their children's cases and for the cause to prevent and end IPCA. 

After remarks from our Congressional guests, leadership from the Coalition will share the historical arc of IPCA legislation and federal implementation and underscore the unifying potential for Congress to rally around America's stolen children.  

We are pleased to welcome students from California University of Pennsylvania to present the initial findings of our new Mapping Project.  The Mapping Project illustrates the home states and districts of abducted children, corresponding countries of abduction and the names and contact information for their Congressional delegations.

CalU students will present the 'beta' version of the Mapping Project and discuss the tremendous potential  of the initiative to put little faces with names and map the scale of domestic and global scale of IPCA.

After the Briefing, guests are encouraged to stay for a reception featuring heavy hor-d'ouevres, desserts and bar.

*Conference participant admission is included in registration" 


Speakers
avatar for U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

Democratic Whip, U.S. Congress
Congressman Hoyer advocates for his constituent, Edeanna Barbirou, in returning her son, Eslam, home from abduction to Tunia.   | | As House Democratic Whip for the 114th Congress, Congressman Hoyer is the second-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership. He is charged with mobilizing the party vote on important legislation, acting as a liaison between Members and the Democratic Leadership, and coordinating strategy within... Read More →
avatar for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

iStand Parent Network Inc. honors U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, even as he continues to honor parents of abducted children, first through relentless advocacy for his Kentucky constituents, Dr. Noelle Hunter and her daughter, Muna, and now by hosting the 2016 Congressonial Briefing & Reception - Congress United for America's Stolen Children: Connecting & Creating Action.   | | Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority... Read More →
avatar for U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows

U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows

Representative 11th District, NC, U.S. House of Representatives
We are honored to welcome Congressman Mark Meadows for opening remarks at our Congressional Briefing & Reception--- Congress United for America's Stolen Children: Connecting and Creating Action. | | Mr. Meadows is a friend and advocate for parents and children who are victims of the crime of International Parental Child Abduction. He has attended every Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on our issue, including hearings on the passage of the... Read More →
avatar for U.S. Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

U.S. Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

U.S. House of Representatives
| Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is serving his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives for the citizens of Maryland’s 2nd District. He actively works with Stan Hunkovic to return his children, Gabriel and Anastasia from abduction to Trinidad. | | Congressman Ruppersberger is known as a common sense consensus builder who works with Members from both sides of the aisle to get results for Maryland and the... Read More →
avatar for U.S. Congressman Chris Smith

U.S. Congressman Chris Smith

U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Smith is the recipient of the 2015 iStand Champion Award and a tireless advocate for IPCA reform, especially through the U.S. Dept. of State. | | Elected in 1980, Rep. Chris Smith (R-Hamilton, N.J.) is currently in his 18th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and serves residents in the Fourth Congressional District of New Jersey. Smith, 62, currently serves as a senior member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, and is... Read More →
avatar for U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

U.S. House of Representatives
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski works with her constituents, Marla Theocharides, whose children Katerina and Marcus are held in Cyprus.  | | Jackie Walorski is a lifelong Hoosier, born and raised in South Bend, who has dedicated her career to helping Hoosier families.  She is grateful to serve the people of Indiana’s Second District in the 114th Congress, where she serves on the House Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs and... Read More →



Wednesday April 20, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
S-238 U.S. Capitol United States Capitol, Washington DC

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