Cosponsor HR 4057, the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act

We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to close the terror gap in gun background checks, entitled the
“Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017.”  Right now federal law prohibits nine categories of dangerous persons from purchasing or possessing firearms.  Remarkably, persons on the terror watch lists are not among
these prohibited purchasers.

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Sign Bipartisan Letter Supporting Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants!

Please join this bipartisan effort to support critical Runaway and Homeless Youth programs. Without Congressional action, many shelters and centers across the nation that receive Runaway and Homeless Youth grants will face an extended gap in eligibility
to apply for the next grant cycle. This will result in many programs downgrading or discontinuing, halting current assistance efforts and causing a harmful ripple effect in overall homeless youth help and prevention efforts.

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Be an original cosponsor of H.Res. on Commemorating International Day of Rural Women on October 15, 2017

Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation to commemorate International Day of Rural Women, in recognition of women farmers around the world. According to the U.N., rural women make up over one quarter of the total world population and represent approximately
43 percent of the agricultural labor force. They play a critical role in agricultural productivity, in terms of food security and economic stability. Women serve as the bedrock of society, feed their families, neighbors, and countrymen, and are important role
models for younger generations. Despite their critical role, they face considerable societal limitations and constraints in their access to resources. Food security and economic stability around the world are central to the interests of the United States.

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Help Eliminate the Wage Gap by Cosponsoring the Pay Equity for All Act

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2418, the Pay Equity for All Act, which aims to help reduce the gender and racial wage gap by prohibiting employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants as a condition of employment or continued employment. 
Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban salary history questions, and other states such as California and Colorado are considering similar legislation—and in May 2017, New York City banned employers from asking salary history questions during
the application process. 

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Cosponsor the Gun Violence Research Act

I respectfully invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act.  The bill would repeal a longstanding provision in federal appropriations law to ensure that the CDC and other HHS agencies can sponsor evidence-based research into
the causes of gun incidents and ways to reduce gun deaths and injuries.  This research would inform policymakers as they consider whether to enact legislation that both lowers gun violence and protects the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners. 
A Newsweek article on the bill is
here. 

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