SIGN-ON: Protect and Preserve the Johnson Amendment — Due TUESDAY, 11/14

We hope you will join us in signing onto the attached (below) letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Lowey expressing opposition to the inclusion of any riders which would undermine or eliminate the Johnson Amendment in any year-end
funding agreement. The Johnson Amendment prohibits tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from endorsing, opposing, or contributing to political candidates, and has protected our country’s charitable community
from partisan politics. Thousands of faith leaders and national organizations support the Johnson Amendment, as noted in the letter.

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SIGN ON – Protect and Preserve the Johnson Amendment – Due TUESDAY, 11/14

We hope you will join us in signing onto the attached (below) letter to Chairman Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Lowey expressing opposition to the inclusion of any riders which would undermine or eliminate the Johnson Amendment in any year-end
funding agreement. The Johnson Amendment prohibits tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from endorsing, opposing, or contributing to political candidates, and has protected our country’s charitable community
from partisan politics. Thousands of faith leaders and national organizations support the Johnson Amendment, as noted in the letter.

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BRIEFING: Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from United for Medical Research. On Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00pm,
UMR cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled Amazing Things that NIH-funded research makes possible in the
Rayburn House Office Building, Room G – 2007. 

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Co-sponsor H.R.1415 to help end the tropical disease threat

NTDs are a group of 17 parasitic and bacterial diseases which blind, disable, disfigure, and sometimes kill victims from among the more than one billion of the world’s poorest people, trapping the most marginalized communities in a cycle of poverty. These
diseases can keep children from attending school and their parents from working and cause excessive bleeding by mothers during birth and result in low birth weight babies. NTDs therefore constitute a significant hurdle to achieving economic growth and dilute
the impact of foreign assistance programs. While NTDs primarily afflict communities in developing countries, outbreaks have been reported in the U.S. and other developed countries in recent years, such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, chikungunya and now
Zika.  

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