Co-Sign Bi-Partisan Letter to Census Bureau – Reaching Hard to Count Communities

Please join me in asking Dr. Steven Dillingham, the director of the Census Bureau, for updates on any steps that the Census Bureau has taken to ensure that computers in public spaces are able to access the 2020 Census form. Due to the nature of the 2020
Census form’s formatting, it may not be accessible by computers with hardware over a decade old. This is an issue especially affecting rural communities who rely heavily on resources in community spaces. The 2020 Census will be used to allocate over a trillion
dollars in federal funding that will impact the life of every American. As Members of Congress, we must ensure that all our constituents are counted in the 2020 Census.

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Closing Thursday: Sign on to CLEAN Act, ending Super PAC fundraising loopholes

The bill, titled “Create Legitimate Election Accountability Now Act” (CLEAN Act) will block off two loopholes that campaigns currently use to raise money for friendly Super PACs. The first is that campaigns and candidates are allowed to endorse certain Super
PACs and direct supporters to donate to these entities – the bill directly bans this kind of behavior.

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Co-Sign Bi-Partisan Letter to Census Bureau – Reaching Hard to Count Communities

Please join me in asking Dr. Steven Dillingham, the director of the Census Bureau, for updates on any steps that the Census Bureau has taken to ensure that computers in public spaces are able to access the 2020 Census form. Per the Census Bureau’s Guidelines,
computers manufactured before 2008 may not be able to access the 2020 Census form. Several Congressional districts’ computers in public community spaces have been reported as not meeting the standard set by the Census Bureau. The 2020 Census will be used to
allocate over a trillion dollars in federal funding that will impact the life of every American. As Members of Congress, we must ensure that all our constituents are counted in the 2020 Census.

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Join as an Original Cosponsor to the Congress Commission Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Congress Commission Act, which would establish a commission to analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and
study the harmful effects gerrymandering has had on our democracy.

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Sign on to CLEAN Act — ending Super PAC Fundraising loopholes

The bill, titled “Create Legitimate Election Accountability Now Act” (CLEAN Act) will block off two loopholes that campaigns currently use to raise money for friendly Super PACs. The first is that campaigns and candidates are allowed to endorse certain Super
PACs and direct supporters to donate to these entities – the bill directly bans this kind of behavior.

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Closing Thursday: Sign on to CLEAN Act, ending Super PAC fundraising loopholes

The bill, titled “Create Legitimate Election Accountability Now Act” (CLEAN Act) will block off two loopholes that campaigns currently use to raise money for friendly Super PACs. The first is that campaigns and candidates are allowed to endorse certain Super
PACs and direct supporters to donate to these entities – the bill directly bans this kind of behavior.

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Co-Sign Letter to Census Bureau – Reaching Hard to Count Communities

Please join me in asking Dr. Steven Dillingham, the Director of the Census Bureau, to provide transparency about the technological capacity of all computers in community spaces to ensure that every American is counted in the upcoming 2020 Census. The Census
Bureau established that computers must be manufactured after 2008 as the threshold necessary to ensure Census software is accessible online. Several Congressional districts’ computers in public community spaces have been reported as not meeting the standard
set by the Census Bureau. 

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Join as an Original Cosponsor to the Congress Commission Act

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Congress Commission Act, which would establish a commission to analyze the current size of the House of Representatives, examine alternatives to the current method by which Members are elected, and
study the harmful effects gerrymandering has had on our democracy.

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Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the deployment of the only African American Women’s Army Corps unit sent overseas during WWII, cosponsor H.R. 3138

I write to urge you to cosponsor H.R. 3138, bipartisan and bicameral legislation which would award a Congressional Gold Medal attention to recognize the heroic women of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion.

The 6888th was the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas
during WWII. The unit was active from 1945 to 1946.  The 855 African American women who served in this unit came from all over the

United States, some traveling from the segregated south to the northern states in order to enlist.

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