Expand voting rights- cosponsor PROVE Act

September is National Voter Registration Month, and to commemorate the occasion we ask that you please join us and Senator Tammy Duckworth in cosponsoring legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections.
Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it’s an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

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Sign Letter to Secretary DeVos Urging Her to Reconsider Rescinding Title IX Guidance

Last week Secretary DeVos announced she would be revoking or rescinding university Title IX guidance.  Rewriting this key Title IX guidance is a huge step in the wrong direction .  We cannot afford to cede the advances made in recent years, and we must send
a message to survivors across the country that we will do all in our power to keep these important guidelines in place.  Protecting young people from sexual and dating violence is a priority for all of us and policy should mirror our priorities.  

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LAST CALL – Resolution to Prevent the President from Pardoning Himself or His Family

Please join me in supporting “a resolution calling for a limit on the President’s ability to pardon or grant a reprieve to himself or members of his family for an offense against the United States.”  As drafted, Article II Section 2 of the
Constitution, which outlines the responsibilities of our nation’s Executive Power, was written with the belief that the holders of the office of President of the United States would serve with honor, justice, and humility. Unfortunately, for the safety and
integrity of our government, the current President has exhibited behavior that highlights the need to limit his pardoning powers.

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Cosponsor the Federal Government Decentralization Commission Act (H.R. 2112)

A common thread that unites all of us in Congress is the desire to bring job growth and development to our districts. In the fight to uplift our communities, I believe we should be exploring all avenues of potential growth.  Our country should be proud of
our capital city, and the role it plays in running the federal government. However, the Founding Fathers could not have envisioned the size of our current federal government system, where more than 300,000 federal employees work in the Washington DC metropolitan
area in 190 federally-owned buildings and 500 leased buildings.  The days in which federal agencies needed to be centrally located are long gone.  Modern technology allows agencies to carry out their missions remotely just as effectively as they do from Washington
D.C.

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Deadline TODAY 2:00 PM – Resolution to Prevent the President from Pardoning Himself or His Family

Please join me in supporting “a resolution calling for a limit on the President’s ability to pardon or grant a reprieve to himself or members of his family for an offense against the United States.”  As drafted, Article II Section 2 of the
Constitution, which outlines the responsibilities of our nation’s Executive Power, was written with the belief that the holders of the office of President of the United States would serve with honor, justice, and humility. Unfortunately, for the safety and
integrity of our government, the current President has exhibited behavior that highlights the need to limit his pardoning powers.

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Protect Actual High-Speed Broadband Internet Access; Tell the FCC Not to Lower Broadband Standards

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai recently showed the FCC’s intention to lower the minimum standard for acceptable broadband speeds.
Please join us in signing the below letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposing any effort to lower broadband Internet standards for millions of Americans, a move that would immediately result in reduced connection reliability and Internet speeds for rural,
tribal, and low-income communities in every state. 
In a recent Notice of Inquiry (NOI), the FCC took steps to reduce advanced broadband standards from 25 Mbps download / 3 Mbps upload to a mere 10 Mbps download / 1 Mbps upload. Moreover, the Commission is contemplating finding that Internet access on a cellphone
at such speeds is sufficient and comparable to fixed broadband at home. Any student seeking to complete a report for school or rural resident hoping to take advantage of advances in telehealth is well aware that mobile broadband, particularly in rural areas,
is not yet a viable replacement to a fixed connection at home. 
The policy changes contemplated in this NOI would run counter to the intent of Congress by attempting to fulfill the FCC’s statutory obligation to support high-quality telecommunications access for all Americans through definitional changes, rather than concrete
action to connect more Americans online. Simply moving the goalposts is not a real solution, and weakening the definition of high-speed Internet is a disservice to the communities the FCC has an obligation to serve. 
Billions of dollars in annual, Federal investment are allocated as a result of the FCC definitions under review. Congress must act now to maintain the highest connectivity standards and ensure these funds continue to support genuine high-quality telecommunications
capability for all Americans.
To sign onto the letter or for any questions, please contact Scott Rasmussen (Rep. Huffman) at scott.rasmussen@mail.house.gov. 
Sincerely,
Jared Huffman                  Mark Pocan                  Rick Nolan                  Keith Ellison
Member of Congress        Member of Congress    Member of Congress  Member of Congress

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