Sending Office: Morelle, Joseph D.
Sent By:
Joanne.Stiles@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

COMMEMORATE THE LIFE OF CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER

Current Cosponsors include (71): Reps. Brindisi, Clarke, Delgado, Engel, Espaillat, Higgins, Jeffries,
Katko, King (Peter), Lowey, Maloney, Maloney (Sean Patrick), Meeks, Meng, Nadler, Ocasio-Cortez,
Reed, Rice, Rose (Max), Serrano, Stefanik, Suozzi, Tonko, Velazquez,
Zeldin, Courtney, McGovern, Hastings, Yarmuth, Moore, Norton, Kaptur, Richmond, Matsui, DeSaulnier, DeLauro, Frankel, Grijalva, Dingell, McCollum, Scott (Bobby), Brownley, Welch, DeGette, Wilson Frederica), Krishnamoorthi, Jackson Lee, Johnson (Hank),
Bonamici, Kuster, Lowenthal, Bustos, Newhouse, Castor, Schakowsky, Titus, Price, Pallone, Cicilline, Napolitano, Kildee, Raskin, Casten, Speier, Kind, McNerney, Khanna, Davis (Susan), Thompson, Cohen, and Dean. 

 

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in support of H.R. 540, a bill to designate the mail facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York as the “Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office.”

For nearly 31 years, Congresswoman Slaughter was a tireless advocate for her congressional district and one of our nation’s most fearless champions for fairness, equality, and justice.  As one of the longest-serving female leaders in the House of Representatives,
and the first female Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, she was a dedicated and prominent voice for women and diversity. Her remarkable tenure includes co-authoring the landmark Violence Against Women Act, introducing and passing the STOCK Act, and using
her scientific knowledge and passion to pass the Genetic Information and Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), which was described by the late Senator Edward Kennedy as the “first civil rights legislation of the 21st Century.”

Before serving in Congress, Representative Slaughter served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 1986 and the Monroe County Legislature between 1976 and 1979. While holding elected office, she was regional coordinator to Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978
while he served as secretary of state and from 1979 to 1982 while he served as lieutenant governor. She dedicated her life to public service, and this designation is a small, but fitting, tribute.

Louise Slaughter was a dear friend, a trailblazer, and a champion for families in Monroe County and across the nation. She leaves behind an incredible legacy which I am proud to honor through legislation designating her hometown post office as the Louise
and Bob Slaughter Post Office. Please join me in honoring the life of Congresswoman Slaughter by supporting this bill.

For more information or to cosponsor this bill, please contact Jo Stiles in my office at joanne.stiles@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

Rep. Joseph Morelle
Member of Congress

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