Cosponsor the No First Use Act

I write to invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 921, the No First Use Act, which would make it the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first. The risk that nuclear powers could catastrophically miscalculate or misunderstand one another is greater
than ever. A declaratory policy of not using nuclear weapons first will increase strategic stability, particularly in a crisis, reducing the risk of miscalculation that could lead to an unintended all-out nuclear war. 

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Support Campaign Finance Transparency

It is crucial that the American public understands who funds the many ads that bombard voters during election season. Political spending by opaque organizations has grown tremendously while electoral protections have been under assault. With a quickly changing
campaigning landscape, we must update and enforce Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) transparency provisions to protect our democracy.

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Cosponsor H.R. 587 – To Posthumously Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions
and service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles.   

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Join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

We invite you to join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus in the 116th Congress. Founded in 2008, the LGBT Equality Caucus is comprised of those Members of Congress who share the goal of advancing LGBTQ equality through legislation and opposing
discrimination against the LGBTQ community. In the 115th Congress, the bipartisan LGBT Equality Caucus had 123 Members and led the charge on some of the most important issues in the fight for LGBTQ equality including opposing anti-LGBTQ appropriations
amendments, pushing back against discriminatory directives from the executive branch, and pushing for passage of landmark LGBTQ civil rights legislation like the Equality Act.

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Prevent Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela

We have all watched in horror as the Maduro regime has destroyed Venezuela’s economy, starved its people, and engaged in widespread corruption and repression. We all want a better
future for the people of Venezuela. However, like many of you, I am concerned by reports that the Trump Administration is considering a military option in Venezuela. The Administration does not have authorization to use military force in Venezuela and it would
be illegal under U.S. law, inappropriate, and foolhardy to attempt a military intervention to resolve the crisis there. The American people do not want another U.S. military intervention overseas.

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