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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2020

April 24, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color – including Latino, African American, and Asian American communities – who already face exacerbated risk factors for health inequities.  This unprecedented public health
crisis underscores the health disparities and racial inequities that have existed in the U.S. health care system for many years.  Most importantly, it points to the need to implement a comprehensive and strategic plan to improve the health and well-being of
communities of color through a health equity perspective, which the Health Equity Accountability Act (HEAA) puts forth.

Extended Deadline: Support Multifamily Housing Providers in Future Stimulus Packages

April 24, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to leadership requesting the inclusion of additional flexibility for multifamily housing providers in any forthcoming legislative packages to address the public health and economic impact of the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

CLOSING TODAY: Support Local Journalism: Clarify that the SBA Paycheck Protection Program Includes Local News Publishers and Broadcasters, America’s Newspapers

April 24, 2020

Please join us in urging House Leadership to include protections for local news publishers and broadcasters as part of the upcoming coronavirus stimulus package.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act, H.R. 4710

April 24, 2020

Please join Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) in supporting H.R. 4710, the bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act. 

Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act

April 24, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Kurt Schrader Sent By: Julia.Stafford@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Coronavirus: Support pandemic preparation and response by cosponsoring the Advancing Emergency Preparedness Through One Health Act Dear Colleague, As the world responds to the spread of COVID-19, we need to be better prepared for future zoonotic disease outbreaks. The bipartisan […]

Support Mental Health for Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Reports from the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak describe overflowing ICUs, severe shortages of equipment, and thousands of deaths, including of some healthcare workers. Healthcare workers are making enormous sacrifices every day to defeat this virus
and we must never forget their efforts. The horrific realities on the front lines also mean that we must ensure they have access to the mental health resources they need to endure the taxing months ahead and to recover in the outbreak’s aftermath.

Closing Soon: Support Blood Donation Centers

April 24, 2020

Please join us in a letter to House leadership urging them to include assistance for not-for-profit blood centers in the next COVID-19 package.  A safe and available blood supply is a core component of our nation’s healthcare system and financial resources
must be dedicated to ensuring blood centers can continue to provide lifesaving blood components to patients in communities across the country.

Deadline Extended- State/Local Govts and Paid Leave Payroll Tax Credits

April 24, 2020

We ask you to join us in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to support state and local governments facing unprecedented fiscal pressures due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The legislation would make state and local governments eligible for tax credits for
emergency paid sick and family leave.