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Urge Delay of Kavanaugh Confirmation in Light of Sexual Assault Allegations

September 17, 2018

Please find below a letter to Senators urging delay of Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court until a thorough investigation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations has taken place. If the allegations of sexual assault are true, they speak
to Brett Kavanaugh’s character and ability to determine right from wrong.

Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

September 17, 2018

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

“The Hurricane Maria Conference: Reflecting on Catastrophe and Preparing for the Future”

September 17, 2018

September 20, 2018, will mark one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With nearly 3,000 lives lost, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest storm to make landfall in the U.S. since 1900.  Given the magnitude
of loss and damage from Hurricane Maria, we must continue to consult with experts to better understand the ongoing needs of those impacted by this devastating storm.

Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

September 14, 2018

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

Cosponsor Resolution Supporting National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

September 14, 2018

According to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 36 million American adults lack the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to succeed at home, in the workplace, and in society. These same individuals experience
higher unemployment rates and lower wages, making it harder for them to support their families. Adult education helps Americans gain the skills they need to become employed, advance in their jobs, engage in postsecondary and training programs, and achieve
economic self-sufficiency.

Cosponsor Bill to Combat Implicit Bias in Education

September 14, 2018

I invite you to become a cosponsor of the Combating Implicit Bias in Education Act (H.R. 6765), which would create a grant program for schools to train teachers, principals and other personnel on implicit bias, including with respect to actual or perceived
race, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Do Not Allow Donald Trump to Gaslight the Nation on the Hurricane Maria death toll!

September 14, 2018

On September 11, 2018, President Donald Trump claimed his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria, which killed approximately 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, was an “incredible unsung success.” On September 13, the President doubled down on his ignorance,
and took to Twitter to claim the high death toll is somehow rigged by Democrats in order to make him look bad. It was absolutely chilling for me to hear this President brag about his ability to oversee a disaster response when numerous researchers and scholars
have confirmed nearly 3,000 American citizens in Puerto Rico lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Maria. It was even more disturbing to see him allege Democrats are inflating the death count for political gain. It is exactly this sort of political gamesmanship
following a devastating natural disaster that cannot be permitted to happen ever again. We cannot permit the Commander in Chief to gaslight the nation when it comes to the deaths of thousands of our fellow citizens.

“The Hurricane Maria Conference: Reflecting on Catastrophe and Preparing for the Future”

September 14, 2018

September 20, 2018, will mark one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  With nearly 3,000 lives lost, Hurricane Maria became the deadliest storm to make landfall in the U.S. since 1900.  Given the magnitude
of loss and damage from Hurricane Maria, we must continue to consult with experts to better understand the ongoing needs of those impacted by this devastating storm.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan EMPOWER Act to Combat Workplace Harassment

September 14, 2018

Please join us in cosponsoring the bipartisan Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act, a comprehensive package to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding harassment, and bolster transparency
and accountability. Companion legislation was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Lisa Murkowski. 

Letter to HHS: Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing of Antipsychotic Drugs to Seniors with Dementia

September 14, 2018

Please join us in writing to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar regarding the inappropriate prescribing of antipsychotic drugs to seniors with dementia. While HHS has taken some steps to reduce inappropriate prescribing in nursing home settings,
little has been done to address the risks facing seniors in other care settings. Inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs continues to be a concern in all settings, and we urge HHS to act now for the safety of our seniors.