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Become an Original Cosponsor of the 911 SAVES Act

February 12, 2020

We write to you today to ask you to join us in an effort that has bipartisan support: recognizing the protective nature of the work performed by our nation’s 9-1-1 call-takers and dispatchers (collectively known as Public Safety Telecommunicators). 
The federal government currently classifies these occupations as administrative/clerical in nature, which is inaccurate and a disservice to the lifesaving work and dedication of these professionals.  Congress can fix this with the 911 SAVES
Act!

Tell the Big US Banks: Don’t Fund Drilling in the Arctic!

February 12, 2020

We invite you to sign letters to the CEOs of JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citi, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley asking them to join Goldman Sachs in refusing to finance oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550)

February 12, 2020

I write to request your co-sponsorship of my bill, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550), which expands and extends the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for hiring qualified veterans. Without action, the tax credit is current set to expire on
December 31, 2020.

Bipartisan Approps Letter: Support Funding for International Basic Education

February 12, 2020

We invite you to sign a letter urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) to provide robust funding for Basic Education, including funding for U.S. Government international education programs, the Global Partnership
for Education, and Education Cannot Wait, in the FY2021 SFOPS Appropriations bill.

Become an Original Cosponsor of a Resolution in Support of the Creation of an International Anti-Corruption Court

February 12, 2020

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution to encourage the development of an effective, independent international anti-corruption court (IACC) to combat kleptocracy across the globe. Systemic corruption has created economic, humanitarian, and governance
challenges across the world, undermining rule of law and depriving millions of people of billions of dollars their governments could have spent helping them. Combating this scourge requires international cooperation, since corrupt leaders ensure impunity for
themselves by eliminating the domestic checks and balances that could otherwise be used to hold them accountable.

Stop Vaping in Colleges

February 12, 2020

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of the Vaping Prevention on College Campuses Act, which would direct federal agencies to develop toolkits to help college age students stop using e-cigarettes.

Support Safe Workplaces – Cosponsor H.R. 4843 the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Authorization Act!

February 12, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4843 the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Authorization Act. This program, administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), provides grants to non-profits, community organizations,
employer associations, labor unions, educational institutions, and state and local governments to provide training and education programs to create safer workplaces.

Help Our Workers! Co-sponsor the Fair Warning Act of 2019!

February 12, 2020

However, the effectiveness of the existing WARN Act has been undermined by loopholes and weak enforcement. For example, a GAO report in 2003 reported that the WARN Act covered only 24% of all layoffs, mostly due to limitations in the current law. Also, employers
did not notify workers in two-thirds of the layoffs and closures where the WARN Act applied because the law includes several exceptions that the employers can invoke. Weak enforcement of workers’ rights in the current law also encourages businesses to continue
finding ways to get around this law.

Cosponsor Resolution for INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE

February 12, 2020

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that supports the goals and ideals of the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. In honor of the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, a founder of modern nursing, the World Health Organization
has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. With more than four million registered nurses in the United States and more than twenty million registered nurses around the world, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate
the essential contributions these practitioners provide to the workforce, research, and the health of our nation.

Improve the Lives of Teachers!

February 12, 2020

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations.
Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Elementary school teachers who have greater stress and show more symptoms of depression create classroom environments that are
less conducive to learning.