Letter: Stop the Trump Administration from Erasing Transgender People, DEADLINE COB TUESDAY

The New York Times has reported that officials in the Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services are leading an effort to redefine “sex” under federal law to specifically exclude transgender people.  This would undermine the gains we
have made on transgender equality and endanger the dignity and very lives of the transgender community.  It would also have far-reaching consequences for states, federal programs, and the rights of intersex people, women, and anyone perceived as not conforming
to narrow gender stereotypes. 

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Cosponsor the Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act

We urge you to cosponsor the Palestinian Authority Educational Curriculum Transparency Act (H.R. 6034), bipartisan legislation we introduced to require the U.S. Secretary of State to regularly review and report to Congress on the content of educational materials
used by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). This legislation follows the release of the Palestinian Authority’s reformed curriculums for grades one through eleven.

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BRIEFING 10/30- Legal Orientation Programming in Immigration Detention

We wanted to draw your attention to a briefing invitation you recently received from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), the American Immigration Council, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Migration and Refugee Services, on
Legal Orientation Programming (LOP) in Immigration Detention on October 30th from 11 AM until 12 pm in 122 Cannon.

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STAFF BRIEFING – Tuesday, October 30, 2018 – International Law of Electoral Interference

Join us and the American Cybersecurity Institute for a panel discussing the International Law governing Electoral Interference. This event will provide a recap and explanation of what constitutes electoral interference, the applicable norms, standards, and
laws governing such conduct, and a careful analysis of many of the threshold issues that have complicated efforts to more clearly define and elucidate these issues. We will also discuss opportunities for U.S. action in preserving and developing global stability.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

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LAST CALL: Restore Fairness for Chinese International Students

Recently, the State Department implemented a policy that decreases the validity period of entry visas for Chinese graduate students studying in the fields of aviation, high-tech manufacturing, and robotics at U.S. colleges and universities from 60 months
to 12 months. This change is one among numerous other visa and immigration policy changes applied over the past year and a half that are making it increasingly difficult for U.S. higher education institutions to attract the best and brightest students and
scholars from around the world.

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Keep Girls in School Worldwide

As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, we urge you to
cosponsor the Keeping Girls in School Act (H.R.7055), bipartisan legislation we introduced to support increased access to education for girls worldwide.

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Sign Letter to Trump/AGs On Pre-existing Conditions Protections

As you know, President Trump recently tweeted that he supports pre-existing conditions protections. However, the Trump Administration declined to defend pre-existing conditions protections in
Texas v. Azar and 20 states are still moving forward with the suit. I invite you to join me on a letter to the President asking him to reverse his position and to the State AGs to drop the suit.

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Cosponsor consumer privacy legislation

The social media incident with Cambridge Analytica has woken many people up to privacy concerns that perhaps they didn’t think about before. While possibly the most publicized, this was far from the only breach of consumer privacy in recent memory.

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