CODIFY AND IMPROVE EXECUTIVE APPOINTEE ETHICS STANDARDS – END “SECRET ETHICS WAIVERS”

I invite you to cosponsor the Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act to codify strong, bipartisan standards for ethical conduct by executive appointees. For decades, these standards have been largely determined by Executive Orders, meaning that each
incoming administration is free to take steps backwards on critical transparency requirements and safeguards against conflicts of interest.

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Vote by Mail Act Will Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration–DEADLINE COB TODAY

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016, 14
states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low income voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of
campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to unjustly diminish individual voices.  

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Vote by Mail Act Will Expand Mail-In Voting, Automatic Registration–DEADLINE COB 5/23

The individual right to vote, the cornerstone of our democracy, is under threat in communities across America. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, by November 8, 2016, 14
states had new restrictions on voting in place for the first time in a presidential election. Voting restrictions like these have historically targeted minority and low income voters. This disturbing trend in state action has mirrored the weakening of
campaign finance restrictions and voting rights laws by the U.S. Supreme Court in recent years. Even as we witness a growing civic engagement, legal and political barriers rise to unjustly diminish individual voices.  

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Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act (v. 2)

I invite you to cosponsor the Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act to codify strong, bipartisan standards for ethical conduct by executive appointees. For decades, these standards have been largely determined by Executive Orders, meaning that each
incoming administration is free to take steps backwards on critical transparency requirements and safeguards against conflicts of interest.

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Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Executive Appointee Ethics Improvement Act to codify strong, bipartisan standards for ethical conduct by executive appointees. For decades, these standards have been largely determined by Executive Orders, meaning that each
incoming administration is free to take steps backwards on critical transparency requirements and safeguards against conflicts of interest.

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Co-sponsor of the Voting Access Act

President Trump recently announced the establishment of an ‘election integrity’ commission, ironically led by voter suppressors, Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which threatens to serve as a platform to further escalate
voter suppression across the nation.  Trump’s insistence that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 is a flat-out falsehood. The truth remains that it is more likely for someone to be struck by lightning than for someone to have committed voter fraud. 
In addition, the Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case in which a federal appeals court struck down a North Carolina law as an unconstitutional effort to directly target the voting rights of African-American. As lawmakers, we must continue to seek
improvements to our flawed system and ensure voting rights for all.

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Deadline 4:30 Today: Original Co-sponsor of the Voting Access Act

Last week, President Trump announced the establishment of an ‘election integrity’ commission, ironically led by voter suppressors, Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which threatens to serve as a platform to further escalate
voter suppression across the nation.  Trump’s insistence that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 is a flat-out falsehood. The truth remains that it is more likely for someone to be struck by lightning than for someone to have committed voter fraud. 
In addition, just today, the Supreme Court announced that it would decline to hear a case in which a federal appeals court struck down a North Carolina law as an unconstitutional effort to directly target the voting rights of African-American. As lawmakers,
we must continue to seek improvements to our flawed system and ensure voting rights for all.

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