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Co-Sponsor H.R. 6210, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

April 23, 2020

We are writing to invite you to cosponsor the
Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210) bipartisan legislation to ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China do not enter the United States market.

LAST CALL FOR ORIGINAL COSPONSORS: Support a Resolution Recognizing the Commencement of Ramadan

April 23, 2020

Please join us in cosponsoring a resolution that recognizes the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

JOIN THE NEWLY INVIGORATED CONGRESSIONAL SERVICES CAUCUS!

April 23, 2020

Do you think of your district as a manufacturing district?  Or do you consider yours a farm/agricultural-centered district?  The reality is that every congressional district has a minimum of 65% jobs in the services sector.  In order to speak to the majority
of workers in your congressional district you need to speak to the opportunities and challenges faced by the services sector.  In fact, success in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors are integrated with services and depend on them to get to markets and
grow.

Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 23, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R.6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.

Deadline (4/24) Sign onto Letter – COVID-19 Request for the Immediate Release of Leonard Peltier and Clemency

April 22, 2020

We invite you to join us on a letter to the White House, Department of Justice, and Federal Bureau of Prisons requesting the immediate release and clemency of Leonard Peltier from the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida due to the impact of the
COVID-19 outbreak in the federal prison system. As part of the national response to the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Justice authorized the Bureau of Prisons to release elderly inmates, and those with underlying health conditions, for protective measures.
Leonard Peltier is currently 75 years old and has serious health issues and is thus at increased risk of contracting the disease.

Cosponsor the Bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act, H.R. 4710

April 22, 2020

Please join Congressman John Garamendi (CA-03) and Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) in supporting H.R. 4710, the bipartisan Pharmaceutical Independence Long Term Readiness Reform Act. 

EXTEND THE ARMS EMBARGO ON IRAN

April 22, 2020

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo, urging continued diplomatic action to renew the expiring United Nations (U.N.) arms embargo against Iran and U.N. travel restrictions on those Iranian individuals involved with dangerous proliferation
activities.

CORONAVIRUS: COSPONSOR the Protecting Cures Act of 2020 (H.R. 6417)!

April 22, 2020

Americans are facing a devastating global health crisis. Though we should be dedicating all our available resources to prevent and treat COVID-19, the Trump Administration’s

restrictions on fetal tissue research have stripped us of one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal and sidelined some of our most productive and promising scientists.
We invite you to cosponsor the Protecting Cures Act of 2020 (H.R. 6417) to remove these restrictions and protect all biomedical research moving forward.

Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 22, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R.6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.