Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act

Currently, there is no comprehensive government effort to track attempted suicides and suicides in law enforcement like there is about line-of-duty deaths through the FBI’s LEOKA (Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted) program.

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Bring the History and Cultural Contributions of American Latinos to the Smithsonian

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 60 million Latinos, or 18.3 percent of the population, currently reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will
reach 119 million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but are
also the largest ethnic group in our country. Yet, Latinos continue facing systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life.

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Cosponsor Bill to Remove Confederate Statue from Federal Land in the Nation’s Capital

Please cosponsor my bill H.R. 4135 to require the removal of a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike from federal land near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia.  This statue is different from other Confederate statues elsewhere in the United
States, as it was authorized by Congress in 1898 and paid for, in part, with federal funds.  The Freemasons, of which Pike was a member, donated the majority of the funds needed to build and install the statue in 1901. 

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SAVE BLACK AND HISPANIC LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE & NEGLECT

Research shows that Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth entering the juvenile justice system have higher rates of child abuse, neglect,
family conflict, and homelessness as other youth. Since they still depend on their families to meet their material needs, abuse and neglect can leave Black and Hispanic LGBTQ youth emotionally and physically vulnerable, particularly if they find themselves
contemplating living on the streets with nowhere to turn for support.

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