Support Team USA and America’s Athletes!

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and wellbeing. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics.

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Show Your Support for an Independent and Diverse Media

An independent, diverse media is critical for the health of the United States of America. Exposure to a broad range of viewpoints and the ability to contribute to the political debate is central to keeping the public informed and sustaining
informed citizen engagement.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Join DWC letter to the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Committee on the Judiciary asking for an investigation of Epstein’s Case

Please join the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) in sending the following letter to the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on the Judiciary asking for an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea
deal, including a specific list of questions that need to be answered. 

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Affirm the Vital Importance of Democracy in the United States – Cosponsor H.Res. 513

           The democratic principles set forth in the Constitution laid the groundwork for the global spread of democracy over the last two centuries.  These principles—and the system of government that we have built up around them—have served as a model
for countries around the world.   But citizens are increasingly indifferent to the fact that democracy is the lynchpin of the American way of life.

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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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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Join DWC letter to the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Committee on the Judiciary asking for an investigation of Epstein’s Case

Please join the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) in sending the following letter to the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on the Judiciary asking for an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding Jeffrey Epstein’s 2008 plea
deal, including a specific list of questions that need to be answered. 

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NAACP, FOP Endorse H.R. 2329, Law Enforcement Immersive Training Act

Trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential. It makes citizens feel respected, officers feel supported, and allows communities to work together to fight crime and keep everyone safe. We see what happens when that trust is tested
or broken. The lack of standardized police training can lead to negative outcomes for officers and citizens alike.

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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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