Don’t let the SEC take away paper statements from Seniors and the Poor

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed Rule 30e-3 makes it easier for mutual funds to stop providing clients’ with paper financial statements. This disproportionally impacts elderly investors, who own nearly half of mutual fund assets, and those residing in rural communities who often do not have access to the Internet.

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Strengthen the Nursing Workforce–Support Title VIII

Please join us in signing the attached letter urging the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) Appropriations Subcommittee to maintain strong support for the Health Resources Services Administration Nursing Workforce Development programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) in Fiscal Year 2017.

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Support National, Scenic and Historic Trails in FY17!

Last year, the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, assembled a comprehensive land protection package focused on national historic and scenic trails projects under the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Support TIGER Funding in FY 2017 (v. 2)

I urge you to join me in sending the attached letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), urging them to fully fund the President’s request for $1.25 billion for the TIGER program in fiscal year 2017.

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Support the Minority AIDS Initiative

We urge you to join us in sending the attached letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations requesting $610 million for the Minority AIDS Initiative in fiscal year 2017.

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Support GEAR UP for College in FY17

I invite you to join me in sending the attached letter in support of funding for GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). This competitive grant program, housed at the U.S. Department of Education, has provided students in 49 States and the US territories high-quality college readiness and awareness knowledge and skills. In the programs 17 year history, it has served over 13 million students. The program is extremely competitive, but successful grant applicants often serve as national models for what is possible in education. With $500,000,000 the success of this program could be scaled up to serve students in even more communities.

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Support a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

We can’t predict when earthquakes will occur, but for the tens of millions of people on the west coast living near major faults, the fact that they will occur is a certainty. There is now a proven technology that can provide a warning before the damaging shaking arrives – long enough to save lives and prevent billions in damages.

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