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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.

Tell Fed and Treasury to Hold BlackRock Accountable to us, not Shadow Banks and Fossil Fuel Companies

April 17, 2020

The Federal Reserve has hired BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, to oversee some of its bond market programs, and we urge you to join our letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Governor Powell demanding that these programs have
the oversight and transparency they need.

Original Cosponsor Request: The Farm System Reform Act

April 17, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor the Farm System Reform Act of 2020, a companion measure to S.3221 sponsored by Senator Cory Booker. It protects family farmers from anti-competitive practices and corporate consolidation by strengthening the Packers & Stockyards
Act. It places a moratorium on factory farms, commonly known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). It ensures that livestock products that are labeled as a “Product of the USA” are not repackaged imports and are entirely raised in the United States.

COSPONSOR- H.R. 1080 Fairness for Farm Workers Act

April 16, 2020

The COVID-19 public health crisis has demonstrated how essential farm workers are in our economy and daily lives by ensuring that our constituents have safe, quality food on their tables. As frontline workers during this pandemic, they continue to work long,
hard hours in one of the most hazardous industries in this country and are exposed to an incredibly physically-demanding career. Many of these workers are mothers who work from sun-up to sun-down to make ends meet.

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
polluters.