Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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SAVE BLACK AND HISPANIC LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE

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 the Bipartisan Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act

In high-risk critical infrastructure sectors – whether it’s telecommunications, agriculture or healthcare – a workforce with basic cyber skills is essential to our public safety. Unfortunately, the majority of skilled workers lack any cybersecurity training
specific to the systems they work on daily.

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Honor Our Industrial Legacy: Cosponsor the Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2525, the Steel Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2019. This bipartisan bill would designate Mahoning, Trumbull, Mercer, and Lawrence counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania as the

Steel Valley National Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas encourage community-based historic preservation, natural resource conservation, cultural interpretation, heritage tourism, and recreation. To be considered for this designation, an area must have
distinctive historic, cultural, and natural resources that tell a unique story about the United States.

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Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Take a Stand for Media Diversity

Please join me as a member of the Media Diversity Congressional Brain Trust – a platform to identify the challenges to media diversity and propose recommendations for implementable solutions and best practices to overcoming these challenges.

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PROTECT LGBTQ KIDS FROM ABUSE IN OUR CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are at an increased risk for experiencing maltreatment compared to non-LGB youth. A 2011 meta-analysis of 37 school-based studies found that LGB adolescents
were 3.8 times more likely to experience childhood sexual abuse and 1.2 times more likely to experience physical abuse by a parent or guardian when compared to their heterosexual peers. Additional studies have demonstrated that gender nonconformity during
childhood may increase the risk for child maltreatment. 

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