Cosponsor H.R.2550, the Prevent BLEEDing Act

We write to invite you to cosponsor H.R.2550, the
Prevent Blood Loss with Emergency Equipment Devices Act of 2019 – the Prevent BLEEDing Act – legislation that would expand access to Bleeding Control Kits (BCKs) in public gathering places across the country.

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Support Safe Workplaces – Cosponsor H.R. 4843 the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Authorization Act!

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 4843 the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Authorization Act. This program, administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), provides grants to non-profits, community organizations,
employer associations, labor unions, educational institutions, and state and local governments to provide training and education programs to create safer workplaces.

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Support WIC Funding

Please join me in sending a letter to the House Appropriation Committee in asking the FY2020 Agriculture Conferees to keep the House appropriated amount of $90 million for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program.

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Support Final Passage of Native Languages Program Reauthorization

We strongly urge you to act to safeguard North American Indigenous languages by cosponsoring the bipartisan Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act (H.R. 912), which reauthorizes programs that protect languages
for Tribes (both federally recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders in the United States. Of the 115 Native languages still spoken in the country today: 2 are healthy, 34 are in danger, and 79 will go extinct
within the next 25 years. Nearly 90 percent of these languages are spoken solely by elders, who are an integral part of teaching models funded by Esther Martinez programs.

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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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