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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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Protect Same-Sex Partner Visas for Diplomats and UN Personnel

As you may be aware, the Trump Administration announced in July that they would stop issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations (UN) officials and employees. The policy takes effect Oct. 1 and requires that any unmarried
same-sex partner of a diplomat or UN personnel must get married before the end of the year or risk being deported.

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COB TODAY: Sign Letter to EPA & OMB on Cost-Benefit Analysis Proposal

Please join me in sending a letter asking EPA and OMB to abandon damaging changes to cost-benefit analysis that would deemphasize benefits and emphasize costs when weighing new regulations or rollbacks. EPA recently suggested it may change its analyses to
ignore many environmental benefits, in a June 7 Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled “Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process.”

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Over 170 Cosponsors – Support the Bipartisan Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

In September 2016, a
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology study highlighted an alarming trend – unlike in almost any other industrialized country, maternal deaths in the United States are on the rise. The maternal mortality rate — maternal deaths per 100,000 live births
— increased to 35.8 in 2014, up from 17.7 in 2000. The United States is ranked 47th globally for its maternal mortality rate.

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Cosponsor H.Res.1057 Calling for the Release of Burmese Journalists Convicted for Covering Violence Against Rohingya

Two reporters from Reuters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who had exposed specific incidents of brutality and violence against Burma’s Rohingya population, were sentenced last month to seven years in prison by a Burmese court for violating state secrets laws
in what has been widely reported as a sham process. This is nothing less than an effort to suppress the truth.  

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