DEADLINE EXTENDED: Join Bipartisan Call for Full Investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance, Consideration of Sanctions under Magnitsky

As mounting evidence appears to indicate that the Government of Saudi Arabia directed the murder and dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi, I invite you to join our effort (letter below) to voice support for an urgent investigation, as our Senate colleagues have
initiated under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. This would determine whether a foreign person “is responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” We would support
the imposition of sanctions on those determined to be responsible for this with respect to Mr. Khashoggi.

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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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Ensure Access to Complex Wheelchair Products for People with Severe Medical Needs, Support H.R. 750

Individuals with significant medical conditions like cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries face unique physical and functional challenges and require more than just a standard wheelchair to be able to live their
lives freely. Many of these individuals instead rely on complex rehabilitation technology products, such as specialized power wheelchairs, highly configurable manual wheelchairs and adaptive seating and positioning systems, to move and function on a daily
basis and to meet their medical needs.

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Support Domestic Violence Survivors by Cosponsoring the SAFE Act

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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Cosponsor the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 6986, the Nursing Home Workforce Quality Act. This legislation amends Section 1819 of the Social Security Act to eliminate the mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training lockout for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF),
and instead allow the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to impose a lockout based on a substandard quality of care.

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Cosponsor H. Res. 993 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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