Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.
Congressman Vicente Gonzalez invites you to be an original cosponsor of the America’s Frontline Protection Act. The America’s Frontline Protection Act will give the families of frontline medical personnel, including but not limited to physicians, nurses,
technicians, aides, emergency and routine transportation personnel, custodial staff, and any staff exposed to medical waste, who die from COVID-19 access to benefits. Victims’ families would be eligible for cash benefits for both economic and non-economic
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Send Letter to Secretary Pompeo Urging Global Gag and UNFPA Humanitarian Exemptions!
Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo urging the administration to take immediate action to exempt emergency global health funding appropriated by Congress for the COVID-19 response from the dangerous and inefficient global gag rule and
to provide a humanitarian exemption to allow UNFPA to compete for emergency supplemental funding.
The COVID crisis is hitting TRIO’s low-income and first-generation students especially hard, along with TRIO’s veterans and unemployed adults. As schools are closed, we estimate 45% of TRIO students do not have laptops or high-speed internet to complete
coursework, apply for college or financial aid, or continue support services to stay on the college pipeline. This digital divide is especially difficult in rural areas. Many college students could stop out this semester and not return.
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We write today to get your support to include all our ports in the next COVID-19 relief package. While Congress has done good work to address many impacted industries, ports have so far been left out of those recent relief programs. Yet, they are still impacted
by this crisis and need critical resources to continue their work.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has left the nation facing unprecedented public health and economic crises that has exacerbated underlying inequalities and devastated those already living on the margins. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness are particularly
vulnerable to the effects of this crisis. Lacking both safe, stable shelter and access to medical resources, those experiencing homelessness continue to be hardest hit by this pandemic.
As Congress continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, I hope you will join me to call on leadership to include provisions to help homeless youth in the next COVID-19 package.
Please join me in preserving stories about the COVID-19 pandemic at the Library of Congress. The COVID-19 Oral History Project Act would establish an oral history program at the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress to collect stories and
personal experiences, including letters, diaries, video and audio recordings, related to the COVID-19 pandemic.