Deadline Today: Oppose Rule That Will Cut Social Security Benefits

We invite you to join us on this letter to Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, urging him to withdraw a Social Security Administration (SSA) proposed rule that would harm severely
disabled individuals who have already been found eligible for Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, throwing them off the rolls.

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Support Minority, Women, and Low-Income Banks & Credit Unions

Black banks have long served low- and moderate-income neighborhoods by providing mortgages, opportunities to build credit, and welcoming places to deposit earnings,
but they are now in danger of disappearing.  The New Market Tax Credit (NMTC), a venture capital program intended to attract investment to these lower income neighborhoods which need it the most, has instead
put money in the pockets of a few wealthy developers.  Additionally, the Great Recession hit black banks hard.  Creative Investment Research, a firm that monitors minority-owned financial institutions, found that nearly a quarter have gone out of business,
and predicts there will only be seven left in the entire country by 2028 if the status quo does not change.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these hurt American citizens,
workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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Support Student Veteran Work-Study – Cosponsor the WAVES Act (H.R. 5052)

Please join us in supporting student veterans throughout the country who are participating in the VA work-study program. Currently, full-time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are now pursuing a college degree, vocational, or professional
program are eligible to receive a VA work-study allowance for a VA-related work-study job while using their VA education benefits. The hourly wage for the work-study program is the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. However, this does not
account for the 44 localities nationwide that have higher minimum wage standards than their state.

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Support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550)

I write to request your co-sponsorship of my bill, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2019 (H.R. 3550), which expands and extends the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for hiring qualified veterans. Without action, the tax credit is current set to expire on
December 31, 2020.

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Meet the Neighbors! Support the United States-Cuba Relations Normalization Act

While considerable progress has been made toward normalizing relations with Cuba, under the current administration we have taken step backwards such as reimposing restrictions on trade and travel with Cuba.  Measures such as these hurt American citizens,
workers, and industries.  I believe that we need to move forward, not backward, and work to create a more cooperative future with Cuba.

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