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CLOSING TOMORROW – Support NOAA’s Bay-Watershed Education and Training and Environmental Literacy Program in FY21

March 10, 2020

As you may know, NOAA is mandated to support and coordinate educational activities to enhance public awareness and understanding of ocean-related issues.  NOAA education activities are authorized under the America COMPETES Act, which obligates NOAA to carry
out science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to improve interest and literacy in STEM subjects. 

Support People Living with HIV/AIDS – Sign HOPWA Letter

March 10, 2020

We urge you to support the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program in the FY 2021 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill. Along with the HIV/AIDS community, including the National AIDS Housing Coalition, we ask for a funding level of
$430 million, a $20 million increase over FY20 funding level, to ensure that as the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) enacts the updated HOPWA formula, no jurisdiction loses funding or leaves current HOPWA residents without supportive housing.

Support Funding for Rural EMS Agencies

March 10, 2020

Please join us in urging the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services to support at least $20 million for the Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs (SIREN) grant program for Fiscal Year 2021.

LAST CALL; Support Early Childhood Literacy Initiatives in FY ’21

March 10, 2020

We invite you to join us in signing onto the letter below to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to request $30 million in funding for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. 
IAL is administered through the Department of Education and authorized in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, awarding competitive grants to national not-for-profit organizations, school libraries, and local educational authorities to provide books, 21st century
high-quality childhood literacy activities and materials, and evidenced-based technological integration and family/parental engagement programming to children and families in high-need communities.

Support Funding for the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)

March 10, 2020

Please join us in requesting $8 million of funding for the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) research program in the fiscal year 2021 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act. 

CLOSING TODAY: Support Museums in Your District-Support Funding for the Office of Museum Services

March 10, 2020

We invite you to join us in signing a bipartisan letter requesting support for the
Office of Museum Services (OMS) within the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education FY 2021 Appropriations bill. 

Invitation to Join the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force

March 10, 2020

This letter is to inform you about the newly created bipartisan Congressional Coronavirus Task Force and to invite you to join us on this task force. This taskforce will marshal the collective experience and expertise of Members of Congress
and Congressional Committees to produce an action plan and provide input into health policy and legislative efforts, be a vehicle for receiving and disseminating information on a regular basis to the entire Congress and the general public, to advocate for
needed resources, and to work with the Administration to act promptly on all matters related to combatting the coronavirus.

Fight Ovarian Cancer! Sign Letter Supporting FY 2021 Funding for DoD’s Ovarian Cancer Research Program

March 10, 2020

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women and the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. Nearly 25 percent of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die within a year, and less than 50 percent will survive five years.
There is currently no early detection test for ovarian cancer.  Consequently, more than 85 percent of women are diagnosed in later stages, when survival is significantly decreased. 

ONE DAY LEFT – FY21 Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act

March 10, 2020

Please join us in sending a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to support strong funding for the Jacob Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act.