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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Cosponsor Bipartisan H.R. 2048, The Pink Tax Repeal Act

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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Join DWC as a Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in cosponsoring the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1266 – The Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

At the beginning of the year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would ask the state legislature to ban “ghost guns” by requiring them to be treated as firearms.  Other states, including Pennsylvania and Washington, have announced similar steps. 
We applaud and support these actions, but believe federal legislation is necessary to ensure that all Americans are protected and that the ghost gun loophole is fully closed.  That is why we invite you to join as a cosponsor of
H.R. 1266, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, a bill to ensure that individuals who would otherwise be barred from purchasing firearms would not be able to purchase a gun assembly kit online
under this current loophole.

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