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Join us in support of nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: CLOSING AT NOON TODAY

March 23, 2020

As Congress considers further legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please join me in asking Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi to include financial relief for nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response effort. Nonprofits
are the backbone of our nation’s food banks, shelters, domestic violence services, houses of worship, early care and education centers, after-school facilities, and more that are being called on to feed, house, and care for people whose lives have been disrupted
by closures, job loss, and sickness.

Sign Letter to President Trump: Include Children in Stimulus

March 20, 2020

As the Trump administration considers sending every American adult a stimulus check to offset the financial impacts of the coronavirus, it is critical that children are not left out of the equation. The high costs of raising children, including child care,
will only add to the hardships faced by parents during this outbreak. Additionally, many families may lose access to affordable child care provided by grandparents as many older Americans heed advice to isolate themselves.

Cut Red Tape on Medicaid Eligibility During Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

As we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, it is critical that the American people have access to health services, including COVID-19 testing. We should explore every option to expand access including by making health insurance more widely available through
Medicaid waivers. Join me in asking CMS to issue guidance to states on these waivers.

CLOSING COB TODAY: Support Arts and Culture in Coronavirus Legislation

March 20, 2020

Please join us in sending a letter to House leadership asking for support of the arts and culture community in any economic relief package. As noted in the letter, we’re seeing reports that the sector has already seen financial losses of at least $3.2 billion
from canceled productions, programming, and consumer spending on arts-related products.

CLOSING TODAY: Sign on to letter urging Secretary DeVos to cancel standardized testing

March 20, 2020

Please join me in sending the following letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos requesting that the requirement for standardized testing be cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As of March 19, 44 states have closed schools, affecting
at least 47.9 million students. Currently, states must submit applications to the Department of Education requesting a waiver of the requirement to conduct standardized testing. When schools resume, efforts should be focused on restoring instruction and addressing
the immediate needs of students rather than addressing requirements to hold standardized tests. To reduce the burden on students, educators, and schools, the Department of Education should waive the standardized testing requirement nationally. 

COVID19: Bipartisan Bill to Expand Emergency Benefits

March 20, 2020

Sending Office: Honorable Antonio Delgado Sent By: Matthew.Gerson@mail.house.gov Pandemic Response and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act The PREP Act would expand the menu of benefits available under the President’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Sponsors: Reps. Antonio Delgado, Jaime Herrera Beutler & Chairwoman Dina Titus (Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management) Cosponsors: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Join us in support of nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: CLOSING TODAY

March 20, 2020

As Congress considers further legislation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please join me in asking Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi to include financial relief for nonprofit organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response effort. Nonprofits
are the backbone of our nation’s food banks, shelters, domestic violence services, houses of worship, early care and education centers, after-school facilities, and more that are being called on to feed, house, and care for people whose lives have been disrupted
by closures, job loss, and sickness.

DEADLINE TODAY: Support Keeping Our Urban Areas Safe, Homeland Security Funding

March 20, 2020

Many cities across the nation contain high-density potential terror targets, such as international airports, transit stations and major tourist attractions. These cities devote tremendous resources toward keeping their residents safe, but they rely on federal
funding to protect their communities and critical infrastructure from national security threats.

SIGN ON: Keep Our Urban Areas Safe, Homeland Security Funding

March 19, 2020

Many cities across the nation contain high-density potential terror targets, such as international airports, transit stations and major tourist attractions. These cities devote tremendous resources toward keeping their residents safe, but they rely on federal
funding to protect their communities and critical infrastructure from national security threats.

Support FY21 HAVA & EAC Funding Appropriation Letter

March 19, 2020

Created by Congress in 2002, HAVA provides Federal funding to help states improve the administration of elections, including enhancement of technology, election security, replacing voting systems, and meeting new standards for administering elections. Unfortunately,
there has not been nearly enough Federal funding for every state to implement all of these needed investments to secure our elections, according to the

Brennan Center.