Support Civil Air Patrol Funding

Please join me in sending a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense in support of the Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) FY21 funding request. CAP has three primary missions; Emergency Services, Cadet Programs and Aerospace Education. CAP performs these
missions as the official civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force and other missions as a nonprofit.
There are CAP wings in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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Protect Nonprofit Organizations from Terrorist Attacks

We urge you to join us in ensuring that nonprofit organizations across this country can make needed investments to secure themselves against terrorist attacks by signing the below letter requesting the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year
2021 fund the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $240 million and $120 million for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) NSGP. Together, these parallel programs provide critical security resources to
at-risk faith-based and community institutions located in urban, suburban and rural communities.

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Prioritize Job Corps Funding in FY 2021 Labor-HHS Appropriations

We are asking you to join us in a vitally important letter to the Appropriations Committee and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Related Services (Labor-HHS) that prioritizes
funding for Job Corps in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations spending bill.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Become an Original Cosponsor of the National Black History Month Resolution!

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution below, commemorating National Black History Month. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This month-long celebration
is a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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Protect Nonprofit Organizations from Terrorist Attacks

We urge you to join us in ensuring that nonprofit organizations across this country can make needed investments to secure themselves against terrorist attacks by signing the below letter requesting the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year
2021 fund the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at $240 million and $120 million for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) NSGP. Together, these parallel programs provide critical security resources to
at-risk faith-based and community institutions located in urban, suburban and rural communities.

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TODAY! Briefing Invite: Building a Modern Congressional Technology Assessment Office

RSVP Here: https://ash.harvard.edu/os_events/nojs/registration/1273427
In their paper, Graves, a 2019 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center and head of policy at the Lincoln Network, and Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress, make the case that reviving Congress’s technical assessment capabilities presents “a
rare opportunity for institution-building.” The pair calls for restoring and modernizing Congress’s technical assessment capacity by improving and expanding upon the work being done at the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s recently established Science,
Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team with new authorizing legislation. They also argue for the creation of a smaller, emerging-technologies-focused version of Office of Technical Assistance they call the Technology Assessment Service (TAS).
Graves and Shulman will be joined by Teresa Acuña, Associate Director of the Ash Center’s Democratic Governance program and Diane Katz, Senior Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy at the Heritage Foundation. I hope you can
join us next month for a lively discussion on the future of Congress’s science and technology capabilities.
For more information please contact Matthew Ceja matthew.ceja@mail.house.gov – in the Office of Congressman Mark Takano.

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