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Prevent the Exploitation of U.S. Child Farmworkers

August 31, 2017

I write to ask for your support in ending a dangerous double standard that persists in United States child labor laws. 

Support Resolution Condemning North Korea’s Threats Against Guam, Reaffirm Commitment to The Security of Guam

August 31, 2017

     Over the past month, North Korea has made, and continues to make, aggressive statements targeting the American territory of Guam.  Please join me in condemning North Korea’s threats against the United States and the American citizens on Guam, including
our military personnel and families who are reaffirming the commitment to the defense of the island.  North Korea has continually showed willful disregard to United Nations resolutions, international agreements, sanctions, and arms controls in pursuit of its
illicit nuclear weapons program.  It has conducted dozens of ballistic missiles and components tests since 2016, including its reportedly first successful intercontinental ballistic missile test on July 4, 2017.  North Korea’s ballistic missile program has
demonstrated North Korea’s ability to reach Guam, home to more than 162,000 American citizens and over 10,000 United States military personnel and their families.  North Korea has made reprehensible threats to strike the island’s territorial waters.  These
aggressive actions call for strong condemnation, as well as support for evaluating defensive and strategic engagements.        

Expand voting rights- cosponsor PROVE Act

August 31, 2017

September is National Voter Registration Month, and to commemorate the occasion we ask that you please join us and Senator Tammy Duckworth in cosponsoring legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections.
Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it’s an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

Act to Prevent Crimes of Hate – Cosponsor the NO HATE Act!

August 31, 2017

Hate crimes are on the rise in America. In the last few months, America has watched as countless individuals—as well as community centers, religious institutions, and private property—have come under grave danger from threats and crimes motivated by bias
against race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

H.R. 2147, Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act

August 31, 2017

While many veterans successfully readjust and transition back to civilian life after their military service, unfortunately, some do not.  Too often, those who do not successfully adjust are caught up in the criminal justice system – often due to undiagnosed
or untreated issues these veterans face related to their military service. These veterans have served our nation and I believe that whenever possible, we as a nation should find ways to help them rehabilitate themselves as they navigate the criminal justice
system. This is why I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2147, the Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act.

Reopened Due to Demand: Sign Letter to Oppose Punitive Tariffs and Support American Solar Jobs

August 31, 2017

As supporters of American jobs and free trade, we cordially invite you to join us in signing the enclosed letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), urging them to consider the potential loss in American jobs if punitive tariffs are imposed
on imported solar technologies.

Let’s Turn the Tide of Hate in this Country

August 31, 2017

My fellow colleagues, we urge you to join us for our amendment to the FY18 Homeland Security Appropriations that would designate $10 million to restart these grants to combat violet extremism and domestic terrorist organizations.

Sign Letter to Protect Yemen Diversity Visa Lottery Winners

August 31, 2017

I write to ask you to sign onto a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson asking the State Department to process Yemeni Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery winners before the September 30, 2017 deadline and stop stalling because they are from Yemen, one of the
Muslim Ban countries.

Support Resolution Condemning North Korea’s Threats Against Guam, Reaffirm Commitment to The Security of Guam

August 31, 2017

     Over the past month, North Korea has made, and continues to make, aggressive statements targeting the American territory of Guam.  Please join me in condemning North Korea’s threats against the United States and the American citizens on Guam, including
our military personnel and families who are reaffirming the commitment to the defense of the island.  North Korea has continually showed willful disregard to United Nations resolutions, international agreements, sanctions, and arms controls in pursuit of its
illicit nuclear weapons program.  It has conducted dozens of ballistic missiles and components tests since 2016, including its reportedly first successful intercontinental ballistic missile test on July 4, 2017.  North Korea’s ballistic missile program has
demonstrated North Korea’s ability to reach Guam, home to more than 162,000 American citizens and over 10,000 United States military personnel and their families.  North Korea has made reprehensible threats to strike the island’s territorial waters.  These
aggressive actions call for strong condemnation, as well as support for evaluating defensive and strategic engagements.