Archives

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 30, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Support the First Step Toward Mental Health Equity: COSPONSOR H.R. 5469 – THE PURSUING EQUITY IN MENTAL HEALTH ACT OF 2019

April 30, 2020

I invite you to join me as a cosponsor of
H.R. 5469 – The Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act of 2019.

Support Mental Health Needs During COVID-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting that Congress prioritize the mental health needs of young adults in upcoming legislation to respond to COVID-19.

PROTECT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND STALKING

April 30, 2020

We urge you to become a cosponsor of the Safe at Home Act (H.R. 4705) to help protect victims of sexual violence and stalking by strengthening Address Confidentiality Programs (ACP).

Cosponsor H.R. 6578, the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Act

April 30, 2020

Last week,
Politico reported that “the country only has a fraction of workers needed to trace the coronavirus, as health departments are scraping together a rag tag army of graduate student”. Before the pandemic, cuts to public health have decreased the workforce
by 25 percent and weakened the ability of many local health departments to respond to public health emergencies, fight chronic and infectious diseases, and conduct trainings and exercises.

Cosponsor H.R. 6600: The Point-of-Care Testing Prize Competitions Act of 2020

April 30, 2020

I write to invite you to join me as a cosponsor of H.R. 6600, the Point-of-Care Testing Prize Competitions Act of 2020.

Funding for Youth Homelessness in Next COVID19 Package

April 30, 2020

As Congress continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, I hope you will join me to call on leadership to include provisions to help homeless youth in the next COVID-19 package. 

HELP PRESERVE STORIES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 30, 2020

Please join me in preserving stories about the COVID-19 pandemic at the Library of Congress. The COVID-19 Oral History Project Act would establish an oral history program at the American Folklife Center within the Library of Congress to collect stories and
personal experiences, including letters, diaries, video and audio recordings, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Support TRIO during Covid-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

The COVID crisis is hitting TRIO’s low-income and first-generation students especially hard, along with TRIO’s veterans and unemployed adults. As schools are closed, we estimate 45% of TRIO students do not have laptops or high-speed internet to complete
coursework, apply for college or financial aid, or continue support services to stay on the college pipeline. This digital divide is especially difficult in rural areas. Many college students could stop out this semester and not return.

Support TRIO during Covid-19 Crisis

April 30, 2020

The COVID crisis is hitting TRIO’s low-income and first-generation students especially hard, along with TRIO’s veterans and unemployed adults. As schools are closed, we estimate 45% of TRIO students do not have laptops or high-speed internet to complete
coursework, apply for college or financial aid, or continue support services to stay on the college pipeline. This digital divide is especially difficult in rural areas. Many college students could stop out this semester and not return.