April 23, 2020

Do you think of your district as a manufacturing district?  Or do you consider yours a farm/agricultural-centered district?  The reality is that every congressional district has a minimum of 65% jobs in the services sector.  In order to speak to the majority
of workers in your congressional district you need to speak to the opportunities and challenges faced by the services sector.  In fact, success in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors are integrated with services and depend on them to get to markets and

Letter to EPA: COVID-19 and the Disproportionate Impact of Air Pollution on Minority and Low-income Communities

April 20, 2020

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler concerning the
vital nature of clean air protections and the alarming number of COVID-19 deaths within minority and low-income communities — who are more likely to live in counties with high levels of air pollution.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 16, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Stop Trump’s Oil Payoff (STOP) Act

April 16, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Stop Trump’s Oil Payoff (STOP) Act, which would prohibit the Trump Administration from slashing royalty rates for fossil fuel corporations and giving away billions of dollars to well established and highly profitable