Support a Global Climate Change Resilience Strategy and a Congressional Response to Climate Refugees!

By the end of this century, people across the globe will be forced to involuntarily leave their home due to climate change. Rising sea levels, wildfires, drought or hurricanes can all pose serious threat to human life just as any conventional weapon of war.
But unlike victims of war for whom the causes and effects of the threats are clear and codified, there are limited protections for migrants. Impacts of climate change vary widely: it includes destroyed crops and livestock, exacerbated food insecurity and destroyed
natural resources such as drinking water. As a result of these severe impacts, researchers estimate that approximately 200 million people will migrate by the year 2050.[1]

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Closing Tomorrow: Join the Congressional Progressive Caucus and House Freedom Caucus to Support Surveillance Reform Legislation

            As leadership of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the House Freedom Caucus, we invite you to join us in urging the House to take up meaningful surveillance reform legislation as part of the debate over whether to reauthorize Section
215 and other provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to expire this year.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1450, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect
them, especially for religious minorities.  Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value.

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Participate in a Special Order Half-Hour Commemorating the Life and Legacy of Fred Hampton

Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, my dear friend and Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton was murdered by the Chicago Police Department and FBI as he slept in his bedroom.  While this assassination ended Fred
Hampton’s life, it could not extinguish his legacy and the important work he did on behalf of the marginalized in Chicago and around the world.  I was privileged to work alongside Fred in our righteous struggle, which continues to inform my work in Congress.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2905, the Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act

We are writing to urge you to cosponsor our bipartisan legislation, H.R. 2905, the Medicare IVIG Access Enhancement Act. The bill would provide much-needed assistance to Medicare patients suffering from two rare diseases, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN). These debilitating conditions are the result of a patient’s own immune system attacking their motor nerves, leading to compromised mobility and reduced quality of life. Patients are frequently treated
with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), a plasma-derived medicine that can significantly improve health outcomes for these vulnerable patient populations.

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Join as an Original Cosponsor to the Congress Commission Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Congress Commission Act, which would establish a commission to analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and
study the harmful effects gerrymandering has had on our democracy.

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Keep Our Genes Private: Support the Genetic Information Privacy Act of 2019

Whether it is to learn more about their ancestry or their predisposition to disease, every day, U.S. citizens send their genetic information to testing services.  But
many U.S. citizens are unaware of what happens to their genetic information after they send it in.  Services that conduct genetic tests on consumers receive a wealth of genetic information that includes both intimate and personally identifiable information. 
These services are then able to sell their consumers’ data to third parties without their consent.

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