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Sign Letter to Secretary Perdue Requesting Relief for Specialty Crop Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency presents an unprecedented threat to the fresh fruit and vegetable industries. As growers, processors, and shippers work to keep safe, healthy product moving through the supply chain, we are urging Secretary Perdue to provide direct
assistance and regulatory flexibility to the specialty crop industry. This relief will not only help producers facing significant financial challenges but also support efforts to provide food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

**Last Chance** Join Over 50 MOC’s in Urging HHS and CMS to Establish a National Special Enrollment Period

April 3, 2020

Despite the coronavirus’ death count increasing and states and hospitals being stretched beyond capacity as they respond to the pandemic, the Trump administration decided today not to reopen enrollment for the Affordable Care Act to those who are uninsured.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sign Letter to USDA Requesting Relief for Specialty Crop Producers

April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency presents an unprecedented threat to the fresh fruit and vegetable industries. As growers, processors, and shippers work to keep safe, healthy product moving through the supply chain, we are urging Secretary Perdue to provide direct assistance
and regulatory flexibility to the specialty crop industry. This relief will not only help producers facing significant financial challenges but also support efforts to provide food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

PROTECT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND STALKING

April 3, 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).

MAKE COSMETICS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS SAFER: COSPONSOR the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act (H.R. 4296)

April 3, 2020

Please join me as a cosponsor of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2019 (H.R. 4296). This bill protects consumers, workers, and the environment; it is the only bill of its scope that includes environmental justice provisions.

Deadline at Noon- Help New Parents – Ensure Children Born in 2020 Count for Advanced Recovery Rebates

April 2, 2020

Please join me in signing a letter to Secretary Mnuchin and Commissioner Retting asking Treasury and IRS to ensure parents with children born in 2020 are able to access advance direct payments included in the CARES Act for these children.

Help Vets & SSI Recipients Get Relief ASAP – Tell Treasury, SSA, VA, & IRS to Automatically Send Relief Payments to Vulnerable Individuals

April 2, 2020

The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act explicitly provides the Treasury Department with the authority to provide payments to seniors receiving Social Security retirement benefits and to individuals receiving Social Security
disability benefits, even if these individuals do not file tax returns. Unfortunately, though, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance this past Monday indicating that the agency will require Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) recipients, and veterans receiving pensions to file 2019 tax returns to receive stimulus payments.

Cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act

April 2, 2020

We invite you to cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act, which would require that school food authorities and local educational agencies to not collect unpaid meal fees during the COVID–19 pandemic, providing the much-needed relief for families across
the nation.