Oppose Career and Technical Education Amendment (Amendment 167)

We urge you to oppose Congressman Jason Lewis’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Amendment, which proposes transferring funding from college access programs, such as TRIO and GEAR UP, and grants to Minority Serving Institutions to increase Career and
Technical Education funding. Career and technical education is critical, but not at the expense of programs that support low-income students and students of color. By taking funds away from college access programs and giving it to CTE, this amendment insinuates
that students of color and low-income students need direct-to-workforce training but not better access to a college degree, which is offensive and misguided. All students need access to both high quality CTE and college, and robbing one option to fund the
other shortchanges millions of students.   

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Award a Congressional Gold Medal to 99-year-old Civil Rights Hero

Please join us as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to 99-year-old African-American journalist Simeon Booker in recognition of his pioneering achievements in journalism as well as his dedication to documenting untold
stories of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War.

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Deadline TODAY 2:00 PM – Resolution to Prevent the President from Pardoning Himself or His Family

Please join me in supporting “a resolution calling for a limit on the President’s ability to pardon or grant a reprieve to himself or members of his family for an offense against the United States.”  As drafted, Article II Section 2 of the
Constitution, which outlines the responsibilities of our nation’s Executive Power, was written with the belief that the holders of the office of President of the United States would serve with honor, justice, and humility. Unfortunately, for the safety and
integrity of our government, the current President has exhibited behavior that highlights the need to limit his pardoning powers.

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Deadline TODAY 5:00 P.M. – Cosponsor Resolution Encouraging Reform of the Electoral College

     We write to urge you to cosponsor a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that America needs a constitutional amendment to reform the Electoral College and to establish a process for electing the president and vice president by nationwide popular
vote.  The resolution also encourages the States to continue and accelerate their current efforts to form an interstate compact to award their Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner.

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Expand voting rights- cosponsor PROVE Act

September is National Voter Registration Month, and to commemorate the occasion we ask that you please join us and Senator Tammy Duckworth in cosponsoring legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections.
Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it’s an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

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Expand voting rights- cosponsor PROVE Act

September is National Voter Registration Month, and to commemorate the occasion we ask that you please join us and Senator Tammy Duckworth in cosponsoring legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections.
Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it’s an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

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Deadline Tomorrow – Cosponsor Resolution Encouraging Reform of the Electoral College

     We write to urge you to cosponsor a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that America needs a constitutional amendment to reform the Electoral College and to establish a process for electing the president and vice president by nationwide popular
vote.  The resolution also encourages the States to continue and accelerate their current efforts to form an interstate compact to award their Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner.

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