During the 114th Congress (2015-2016), several key issues affecting mentoring opportunities and mentoring programs are at stake—including funding for mentoring, passage of the Child Protection Improvements Act that affects background checks for individuals volunteering with or employed by mentoring programs, and inclusion of mentoring in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Your voice is critical in these efforts. Legislators listen to the views of their constituents. That means you have the power to influence the outcome of legislation, simply by communicating your views to your legislators. Learn more about our Legislative Agenda for the 114th Congress. Join the Advocacy Network to receive email updates on mentoring issues.