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Send Letter to Secretary Pompeo Urging Global Gag and UNFPA Humanitarian Exemptions!

April 29, 2020

Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo urging the administration to take immediate action to exempt emergency global health funding appropriated by Congress for the COVID-19 response from the dangerous and inefficient global gag rule and
to provide a humanitarian exemption to allow UNFPA to compete for emergency supplemental funding.

SAVE CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) – CLOSING FRIDAY AT 11:00 A.M.

April 29, 2020

I will be introducing a bicameral bill that will prevent cuts in the federal matching rate for states’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – cuts that are scheduled for October 1, 2020. I am seeking original cosponsors on that bill
and am simultaneously seeking co-signers on a letter to leadership urging action to save CHIP in the next COVID-19 package/stimulus. The text of the letter is below.

RENT IS DUE FRIDAY – Cosponsor the Rent & Mortgage Cancellation Act

April 29, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic currently challenging our nation is a public health crisis that will undoubtedly have the greatest effect on poor and working-class community members. We must ensure our nation’s collective well-being by taking
major action to protect the health and economic security of the most vulnerable, including the millions of Americans currently at risk of housing instability and homelessness.

PROTECT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND STALKING

April 29, 2020

We urge you to become a cosponsor of the Safe at Home Act (H.R. 4705) to help protect victims of sexual violence and stalking by strengthening Address Confidentiality Programs (ACP).

Cosponsor a Bicameral Bill to Combat Child Pornography

April 29, 2020

The rise in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) is a plague that we must purge from society. I invite you to be an original cosponsor of the
Invest in Child Safety Act, a bicameral bill to substantially increase resources for combatting CSAM, fund programs that support victims, and streamline the federal government’s efforts.

SAVE CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP) – CLOSING FRIDAY AT 11:00 A.M.

April 29, 2020

I will be introducing a bicameral bill that will prevent cuts in the federal matching rate for states’ Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – cuts that are scheduled for October 1, 2020. I am seeking original cosponsors on that bill
and am simultaneously seeking co-signers on a letter to leadership urging action to save CHIP in the next COVID-19 package/stimulus. The text of the letter is below.

LAST CALL: Support Caregivers and Home Care Infrastructure During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

Please join me in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy requesting the next relief bill establish “Family Care” for essential workers and vulnerable family caregivers.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put our public health
and collective wellbeing at risk in newly urgent ways.  As schools, child care programs, and community centers for seniors and people with disabilities are closed – and as hospitals and makeshift care centers exceed capacity – the need for care at home has
increased with the need to reduce potential exposure to coronavirus.  Now more than ever, caregivers are under extra pressure to work and care for families at home. 

Support Our Nation’s Food Banks: Sign Letter to Leadership Urging Increased Funding for the National Guard

April 29, 2020

Today, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for food assistance is
rising at a staggering rate, while our nation’s food banks are struggling with shortages of both donated food and volunteer workers. In communities across the country, the National Guard has stepped in to help package
and distribute food, becoming a lifeline to our food banks as they work to meet unprecedented levels of need.