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Forced Uyghur Labor in China

March 23, 2020

I invite you to join me in sending the below letter to the CEOs of the 43 American companies named in a recent report as having used factories in China that
employ forced Uyghur labor. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has painstakingly tracked both forced transfers of workers from Xinjiang to other parts of China, and the use of Uyghur labor in factories within Xinjiang.

Join Us in Supporting Dislocated Workers Facing Unemployment Due to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

We write to invite you to join us in advocating for American workers whose jobs and livelihoods have been disrupted by COVID-19. The Department of Labor, through
the Employment and Training Administration administers Dislocated Worker Grant programs to respond to large, unexpected layoff events resulting in significant job losses. The Department’s Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) also train individuals who
seek work related to disaster response efforts including clean-up, recovery, and humanitarian efforts, in areas impacted by disasters or emergency situations.

Letter to the Coronavirus Task Force

March 23, 2020

Please join us in calling on the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force to establish two temporary and specialized task forces. One to expedite and coordinate the development of COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments, and another to coordinate medical
supply shortages and the development of innovative solutions to address these shortages.

Support Expanded Compensation for Telehealth Conducted Over the Phone

March 23, 2020

Please join me in asking that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services allow medical professionals, federally qualified health centers, and rural health clinics to bill for telehealth conducted over the phone. Despite the new guidance the Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided that expands telehealth during this time of crisis, however, many medical professionals are left out. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) are not able to take advantage
of the new guidance, and doctors are still unable to bill for simple phone calls that last longer than 10 minutes.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 10am 3/22 – Support Expanded Compensation for Telehealth Conducted Over the Phone

March 23, 2020

Please join me in asking that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services allow medical professionals, federally qualified health centers, and rural health clinics to bill for telehealth conducted over the phone. Despite the new guidance the Center for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided that expands telehealth during this time of crisis, however, many medical professionals are left out. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) are not able to take advantage
of the new guidance, and doctors are still unable to bill for simple phone calls that last longer than 10 minutes.

PROTECT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND STALKING

March 23, 2020

We urge you to become a cosponsor of the Safe at Home Act (H.R. 4705) to help protect victims of sexual violence and stalking by strengthening Address Confidentiality Programs (ACP).

Help State & Local Governments Fight COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter urging House and Senate leaders to address an unintended consequence that was included in H.R. 6021, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, in Phase 3 of Coronavirus relief.

Last Call, Closing Monday at 10:00am: Join Us in Supporting Dislocated Workers Facing Unemployment Due to COVID-19

March 23, 2020

We write to invite you to join us in advocating for American workers whose jobs and livelihoods have been disrupted by COVID-19. The Department of Labor, through
the Employment and Training Administration administers Dislocated Worker Grant programs to respond to large, unexpected layoff events resulting in significant job losses. The Department’s Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) also train individuals who
seek work related to disaster response efforts including clean-up, recovery, and humanitarian efforts, in areas impacted by disasters or emergency situations.