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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Cosponsor the LGBT Data Inclusion Act!

As we have seen in a recent
New York Times article, LGBT data collection is under attack. The current lack of population-based data on the LGBT community inhibits the creation of sound public policy as well as the delivery of effective programs and services to all who live in this
country. Expanding and improving data collection and analysis about LGBT people is essential to better understanding the issues affecting our communities and to improve the health and well-being of all of our families. 

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Cosponsor H.R. 7082 – Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit US Arms Sales & Military Aid to Saudi Arabia

I would like to invite you to cosponsor H.R. 7082, bipartisan legislation to prohibit U.S. security assistance and arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The president may request a waiver for such assistance and arms sales
on a case-by-case basis, which Congress would then need to approve by joint resolution. Waiver requests would be accompanied by a report informing Congress of how such aid or sales advance U.S. national security and defense interests; the status of the investigation
and bringing to justice those responsible for the murder of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi; and a description of the state of human rights, including freedom of the press, in Saudi Arabia.

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Join Letter To Support Human Rights In Laos

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith and Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith urging for the immediate release of human rights activists Lod Thammavong, Soukane Chaithad, Somphone Phimmasone, and Bounthanh Thammavong,
as well as the resolution of the case of missing Laotian activist Sombath Somphone.

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Urge Secretary Pompeo to Uphold Democratic Values in Brazil

Please join me in sending this letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to make it clear to the government of Brazil that the United States of America finds the positions and statements of leading Brazilian presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, unacceptable.
Mr. Bolsonaro is a far-right extremist that regularly
praises Brazil’s former military dictatorship, has
been charged with hate speech toward minority groups, and said that
he will not recognize the election results if he loses. Mr. Bolsonaro has called for
the execution of his opponents and threatened
to jail leaders of the Worker’s Party. The letter asks Secretary Pompeo for there to be severe consequences if Mr. Bolsonaro follows through on his threats during the presidential campaign.

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