Join Bipartisan Letter To Support Human Rights In Laos

I invite you to join in sending a bipartisan 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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Celebrate 40 Years of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act! Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which ensured that no woman could be discriminated against in the workplace because of her pregnancy. Women are an indispensable part of today’s workforce. They make up
nearly half of the labor force, and three-quarters of women entering the workforce will be pregnant and employed at some point in their careers. Over the last 40 years the PDA has provided protection against discrimination for those women.

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Protect Vulnerable Americans – Prevent Overuse of Antibiotic Medication in Nursing Homes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and at least 23,000 people die.
Encouraging the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to reduce adverse health effects, prevent the emergence of resistance, and optimize the effectiveness of treatments.  

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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

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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Join Letter To Support Human Rights In Laos

I invite you to join 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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Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act: Support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Even though 31 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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