Join the Letter to President Xi Jinping Supporting and Commending China’s Ivory Trade Ban – Deadline Extended COB to January 23, 2018

Join a letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping supporting and commending China’s ivory trade ban, which puts a stop to the world’s largest ivory market. In September 2015, Presidents Obama and Xi announced a major joint effort to end the ivory trade in both
countries. Both countries have followed through on this commitment with the United States implementing a near-total ban on our nation’s ivory trade in June 2016 and China finalizing its domestic ivory ban on Dec. 31, 2017.

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Space Advocates – 2018 Congressional Space Studies Series

Happy New Year and welcome to the first legislative week of 2018! We are excited to kick-off the New Year with a free professional development opportunity for congressional staffers. As part of our ongoing effort to promote space education we have teamed
up with the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration to bring you a nine-part series designed to establish or build upon an existing foundation of space science and space technology. Below is the course description and curriculum as well as a registration POC.
This series will begin on Friday 26 January from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn HOB room 2325 and we hope you will join us to learn from a diverse group of guest speakers and to network with other staffers who share a passion for space exploration!

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Support Organic Farmers – Cosponsor H.R. 3637, Homegrown Organic Act of 2017

Please join me in becoming a cosponsor of H.R. 3637, the Homegrown Organic Act of 2017. This legislation would make modest changes to existing voluntary agricultural conservation programs to assist producers who want to transition to organic. These
small changes would better position America’s farmers and ranchers to meet the growing domestic and global demand for organic foods.   

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Support the American Prairies Conservation Act

Representatives Walz (D-MN) and Noem (R-SD) invite you to co-sponsor H.R. 3939, the American Prairies Conservation Act, which will save taxpayers $52 million over the next 10 years. The American Prairie Conservation Act aims to encourage
good land stewardship practices while preserving essential habitat for pheasants, ducks, and other wildlife that make their homes on native sod and grasslands. Native grasslands, wetlands, and prairie provide grazing land for livestock and are essential habitats
for a number of wildlife species, including pheasants and waterfowl.

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Cosponsor the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act, H.R. 3894

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3894, the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. Grizzly bears are considered sacred by many Tribes, but today only a small fraction of the historic
grizzly populations exist in the lower 48 states. While some populations are starting to increase, grizzly bears continue to be threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and trophy hunting.

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