Join us at PAWS FOR CELEBRATION

By now, you should have received an invitation to PAWS FOR CELEBRATION, one of the twice annual adoption events hosted by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). This event will feature dozens of adoptable dogs and cats from
six local shelters and rescues.  

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CLOSING COB TODAY: Protect Our Communities From Dangerous Coal Ash Waste

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to reverse his decision to revise the 2015 Coal Ash Rule, which established the first consistent set of federal regulations
for the safe and appropriate disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from electric utilities and power producers. This decision ignores years of robust scientific assessment and stakeholder input, represents a severe threat to human health and the
environment across the country, and undermines public input by issuing an only 45-day comment period.

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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 30 states have legalized medical marijuana and over 60 percent of Americans support legalization, marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. Enforcing federal prohibition of marijuana will only serve to increase
incarcerations, prevent invaluable research into its medicinal benefits, and create financial barriers for businesses.

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Improve Public Safety and Respect State Marijuana Laws, Co-sponsor the Bi-partisan Heck-Perlmutter FSGG Amendment

Please join us in an effort to let the House work its will in legislating the federal response to states legalizing marijuana. Cosponsor this bi-partisan amendment to allow banks and credit unions to service state-regulated marijuana businesses. When the
House considered this amendment in 2014, it passed 231 -192. We hope, working together, we can get this amendment made in order again this year.

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Save the North Atlantic Right Whale: Cosponsor H.R. 6060

There are fewer than 450 North Atlantic right whales remaining in the world, with a population that has struggled for decades to recover from overexploitation by the whaling industry. The past year was one of the worst years on record for the species, with
18 confirmed deaths between 2017 and 2018 and no new calves observed this year – the first time no calves were observed since surveys began nearly 30 years ago.

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Briefing THURSDAY 10am: “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors”

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against a person’s will. In the homeland security realm, discussions
of human trafficking often revolve around prevention but rarely address the aftermath of human trafficking and how victims can begin to heal and lead healthy and productive lives.

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Solar Panel Technology Demo Day 7/19

We invite you and your staff to join us at the technology demonstration day with Ascent Solar from Thornton, Colorado.  Ascent Solar designs, develops, and manufactures solar technology and power solutions for remote locations and extreme environments. It
does so by using flexible, thin-film materials.  This enables the use of solar power in many existing and emerging defense, consumer electronic, space, and aerospace applications. 

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