Support Better Healthcare, Academics & Student Services for College Athletes

Intercollegiate sports, overseen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), have undergone a massive transformation in recent years. Profits for the NCAA and the few schools with large athletic programs have skyrocketed as college sports’ popularity
has grown. With this growth in annual revenue, compensation for coaches and administrators has also increased. As of FY2018, the overall value of contract packages for coaches have surpassed the value of the athletic scholarships for student athletes, $1.723
billion vs. $1.709 billion respectively. Currently the highest paid public employee in 41 out of 50 states is the head coach of a collegiate sports team.

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Support Comprehensive Literacy Funding

Please join us in sending the attached letter to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of $200 million for the critically important Literacy Education
for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) program for Fiscal Year 2021.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Become an Original Cosponsor of the National Black History Month Resolution!

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution below, commemorating National Black History Month. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This month-long celebration
is a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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Consponsor the Library Innovation Space Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Library Innovation Space Act which seeks to revitalize the mission of our public libraries as a community gathering place for learning, developing, and promoting the tools and entrepreneurial spirit that will foster success
in the 21st century. This legislation has been endorsed by the Urban Libraries Council, Nation of Makers, Young Adult Library Services Association and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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Netflix screening of Gentefied

By now, you should have received an invitation from Netflix to attend a reception and screening of Netflix’s new series,
Gentefied, which I am including below for your convenience.

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