Please Join the Women Veterans Task Force

I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Postmaster General Brennan to urge her to implement postal banking pilot programs. Under its existing authority, the United States Postal Service can provide affordable financial services, including ATMs, pay-check
cashing, bill payment and electronic money transfers. This is crucial for both rural and urban communities that face limited banking options. There is a Post Office in every part of this country and they can be critical in providing much needed financial services
for communities that are underserved by financial institutions.

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Support Filing Relief for Victims of Natural Disasters

As representatives from states impacted by natural disasters, we invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2976, the Filing Relief for Natural Disasters Act. When the lives of our constituents are upended due to unpredictable natural disasters, the last
thing they should add to their list of worries are tax filing deadlines and penalties. This issue has affected filers in states impacted by Hurricanes Florence, Harvey, Maria, Irma, and Matthew as well as the wildfires in California and Washington.

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Support Senior Corps

We hope you will join us in honoring our merchant mariners by cosponsoring H.R. 550, the Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bill would award a Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest honors in the United States, to
Merchant Mariners who sustained our armed forces during World War II.

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AMENDMENT PROCESS FOR H.R. 2500 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

Please join us as a cosponsor of H.R. 2420, the National Museum of the American Latino Act. Nearly 58 million Latinos, or 18.1 percent of the population, reside in the United States. By 2060, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates this population will reach
119 million, or nearly 30 percent of the population. Latinos also account for 25 percent of the nation’s 54 million K-12 students in 2016, up from 16 percent in 2000. This young, vibrant, and growing community not only represents the future, but they also
make up the largest and fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the country. Yet, Latinos still face systemic under-representation in nearly every facet of American life. The growing disparity is most evident in our arts and cultural institutions.

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Support H.R. 846, the Veterans Serving Veterans Act

As representatives of the United States government, we have a solemn duty to protect the rights and civil liberties of our citizens.
The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB, or “terrorist watchlist”) is shared with over 60 foreign governments, with no accountability or oversight over the way those governments use the information. An FBI official has acknowledged in sworn testimony that
it has never stopped disseminating watchlist information to a foreign government as a result of that government’s human rights abuses.

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Cosponsor the Family Farmer Relief Act to provide much-needed relief to farmers

            As representatives of the United States government, we have a solemn duty to protect the rights and civil liberties of our citizens.
The Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB, or “terrorist watchlist”) is shared with over 60 foreign governments, with no accountability or oversight over the way those governments use the information. An FBI official has acknowledged in sworn testimony that
it has never stopped disseminating watchlist information to a foreign government as a result of that government’s human rights abuses.

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