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Cosponsor Resolution to Recognize the 45th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon

April 23, 2020

Please join me in cosponsoring a resolution recognizing the 45th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, an event commemorated in Vietnamese American communities across the United States.  This event marks the beginning of the Vietnamese American community and
is a watershed moment for that community.

Extended Deadline: Support Multifamily Housing Providers in Future Stimulus Packages

April 23, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to leadership requesting the inclusion of additional flexibility for multifamily housing providers in any forthcoming legislative packages to address the public health and economic impact of the Coronavirus Disease
2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Become an Original Cosponsor of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) of 2020

April 23, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color – including Latino, African American, and Asian American communities – who already face exacerbated risk factors for health inequities.  This unprecedented public health
crisis underscores the health disparities and racial inequities that have existed in the U.S. health care system for many years.  Most importantly, it points to the need to implement a comprehensive and strategic plan to improve the health and well-being of
communities of color through a health equity perspective, which the Health Equity Accountability Act (HEAA) puts forth.

EVENT TODAY (April 23): Learn How a Revolutionary Law Will Help Defeat COVID-19

April 23, 2020

            Did you know that a 40 year old law is responsible for moving new discoveries from the lab bench to reality, creating jobs in the STEM professions and leveraging a federal investment in basic research into significant private investments in applied
R&D?  These partnerships are responsible for the rapid advances being made in treating the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLOSING TODAY: Close the Digital Divide! Urge Leadership to Include Funding to Achieve Nationwide Broadband Access in any Post-Coronavirus Recovery Package

April 23, 2020

Please join me in calling on the Congressional Leadership to include in any post-coronavirus economic recovery or stimulus package the funding necessary to ensure that Americans have access to broadband from coast to coast. Not only has the spread of the
coronavirus within our nation’s communities has strained our healthcare systems beyond capacity, shuttered local businesses, and closed schools nationwide, turning the lives of everyday Americans upside down; it has also forced a historic reliance on the internet.
Yet, as of 2019, more than one in four rural residents still lack broadband access.

**Bridge the Gap for Food Insecurities During the COVID-19 Pandemic**

April 23, 2020

I invite you to co-sponsor
H.R. 6384 the Community Meals Fund, legislation that will partner non-profits with small and mid-sized restaurants to address nutrition needs across the nation.

LAST CALL: Fully Fund the PPP

April 23, 2020

These unprecedented times have hit small businesses especially hard. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was designed as a lifeline to protect these pillars of our communities. The PPP was rolled out swiftly and has already helped nearly 1.6 million firms
nationwide. However, incredible demand has seen the initial $350 billion investment run dry.

DEADLINE COB TODAY: Sign Letter to Congressional Leadership and Help Low-Income, Minority Communities Rebuild from COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had impacts on us all, no greater than on the health and economy of our nation’s low-income and minority communities. As Congress continues to debate the next COVID response package, it is imperative that priorities which preserve
the ability of low-income, first generation students of color to receive a college degree are considered. We write to request your support for eight priorities that will strengthen the ability of our nation’s Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), who educate
a disproportionate amount of these students, to serve them and their communities, as well as increase these students’ access to college and their overall purchasing power.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 23, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.