Bring American Latino History and Contributions to the Smithsonian: Co-sponsor The National Museum of the American Latino Act
We invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach 119
million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but are also the largest
and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos continue to face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life, including the arts and cultural institutions.
I write to request your support for the BEST Act, which would establish a grant program at the Department of Education to recognize high-level student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language. Under this program,
states would be able to establish or improve their own Biliteracy Seal programs to award seals to high school seniors.
We invite you to sign onto our letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Mark Morgan concerning the mistreatment of transgender asylum-seekers.
As the Department of State recently concluded its second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, please join us in upholding the freedom of religious worship and freedom of expression by cosponsoring H.Res. 512, which calls for an end to all anti-blasphemy,
apostasy, and heresy laws around the world.
I respectfully ask you to support the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act, legislation that will help our nation address the long-term homelessness crisis.
Please join me in supporting H.Res.531 to combat the rampant exploitation of children and child labor in cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
There is a growing bipartisan recognition that America faces a comprehensive challenge from China. To ensure our strategies for addressing China’s rise are sound, and to ensure effective oversight, please join us in co-sponsoring the
U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Act of 2019. This legislation— which was introduced in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Tim Kaine (D-KA)— harnesses the resources of at least ten government agencies to help
counter China’s multifaceted challenge to the United States.
I respectfully ask for your support of the Wildlife Veterinarians Employment and Training Act (Wildlife VET Act).
This bill would provide incentives for students to pursue wildlife and zoological medicine and increases the number of positions available at wildlife and zoological facilities.
Please join me in writing to Secretary of State Pompeo urging him to support leading Indian human rights lawyers Anand Grover and Indira Jaising, co-founders of the internationally-respected Lawyers Collective.
American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women and girls have endured the highest rates of violence and sexual assault in the United States. The Indian Law Resource Center and the National Institute of Justice have stated AI/ANs are experiencing these
crimes at alarming rates including: