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Join Letter To Support Human Rights In Laos

October 31, 2018

I invite you to join in sending a letter to Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith urging for the immediate release of human rights activists Lod Thammavong, Soukane Chaithad, Somphone Phimmasone, and Bounthanh Thammavong,
as well as the resolution of the case of missing Laotian activist Sombath Somphone.

U.S. Helsinki Commission Staff Briefing on A New Approach to Europe?

October 31, 2018

Sending Office: Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) Sent By: Jordan.Warlick@mail.house.gov     U.S. Helsinki Commission Staff Briefing on A New Approach to Europe?: 11/1/2018 10:00:00 AM – 11/1/2018 11:30:00 AM Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562

Cosponsor Resolution to Honor the Honorable Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm Being the First African-American Woman Elected to Congress

October 31, 2018

November 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the Honorable Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm being the first African American woman elected to Congress. The former Congresswoman was “unbossed and unbought” and helped pioneer the way for other women
to reach higher and work harder to accomplish our goals on behalf of the American people.

Celebrate 40 Years of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act! Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

October 31, 2018

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which ensured that no woman could be discriminated against in the workplace because of her pregnancy. Women are an indispensable part of today’s workforce. They make up
nearly half of the labor force, and three-quarters of women entering the workforce will be pregnant and employed at some point in their careers. Over the last 40 years the PDA has provided protection against discrimination for those women.

Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

October 31, 2018

Even though 31 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still
listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

Cosponsor H. Res. 993 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

October 31, 2018

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

Support our Wildlife Animals and their Ecosystems by Cosponsoring the Wildlife Veterinarians Employment and Training (VET) Act

October 31, 2018

I respectfully ask for your support of the H.R.159, the Wildlife Veterinarians Employment and Training (VET) Act. 
This bill provides incentives for students to pursue wildlife and zoological medicine, which is currently understaffed in the U.S.

Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

October 31, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

October 31, 2018

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

SIGN ON: Tell CFPB Director to Fulfill Student Loan Oversight Obligations

October 31, 2018

Please join us in sending a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney rejecting his recent comments that the CFPB lacks the authority to oversee Federal student loans and urging him to reinstate an information-sharing agreement with the Education Department to enhance
oversight on the student loan industry.