Support the bicameral COUNT Victims Act

On May 29, independent researchers from Harvard University released a report estimating the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.[1] It uncovered a sobering figure of
4,654 lives that could have been lost as a result of the storm, many of them from delayed medical care. This is staggeringly higher than the official estimates. While much debate has ensued over the validity of the number, the truth is we may never know the
exact number of all lives lost. Amid a new hurricane season, we need to ensure transparency and oversight.

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SIGN ON REQUEST: Letter to OMB opposing reorganization of non-commodity nutrition programs to HHS

Please join us in sending a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Mick Mulvaney, expressing concern regarding the recommendation to move the non-commodity nutrition programs such as Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  

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Caregiving Movie Screening: CARE

By 2030, there will be more than 72 million older Americans over the age of 65, making up 19% of the total population. As they age, many of these seniors will require long-term supports and services, placing a huge burden on a fragmented system that is already
struggling to provide and finance care for seniors, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Studies have shown that most Americans in need of these services prefer to receive care in the home, but we face a shortage of professional caregivers, and family
caregivers cannot do it alone.

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SUPPORT THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE BY ENACTING PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

I invite you to be a cosponsor of H.R. 6275,To provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes. This legislation would provide 12 weeks of paid
parental leave for federal employees.  This would be an important step in strengthening the federal workforce and making it more competitive with the private sector.

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