Give our law enforcement officers the POWER to fight the opioid epidemic

Please consider cosponsoring the Providing Officers With Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, H.R. 2070, to help police officers and first responders respond to the opioid epidemic. This bipartisan legislation establishes a new grant program to provide funds
to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement organizations to obtain high-tech, portable chemical screening devices.

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Join Letter Supporting Collective Bargaining Rights of Federal Workers

Please join us in supporting the collective bargaining rights of federal workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In their current contract negotiations, the administration is attempting to upend the federal collective bargaining process through
the inclusion of provisions that may eliminate federal workers’ representation and workplace rights currently protected under the law.

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Safe Disposal of Opioids Act – seeking original cosponsors

Millions of Americans misuse prescription drugs each month, with tens of thousands dying every year from causes related to opioid abuse. Many people become addicted to opioids after receiving a prescription to treat pain from an injury or following a surgery.
But approximately one out of every three prescribed medications is unused, and
six in ten patients have leftover pills. It’s not surprising that more than 75 percent of people who become dependent on opioids report they first started with pills they got from a friend or family member.  

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TODAY 2PM – Briefing on For-Profit Virtual Charter Schools

I write to invite you to attend a briefing on for-profit virtual charter schools led by Neil Campbell from the Center for American Progress and co-author of the report
Profit Before Kids: An Analysis of the Performance and Financial Practices of For-Profit, Virtual Charter Schools, and Greg Richmond,
the President and CEO of NACSA – the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

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Ensure Security for the Administration of Federal Election from Terrorists Intervention

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 52, the “Security for the Administration of Federal Election From Terrorists Intervention Act of 2019, SAFETI Act,”
which requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit action reports to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Congress on efforts undertaken by DHS relating to potential terrorist threats to the integrity of the 2020 Federal elections.

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