CLOSING MONDAY – Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Help Victims Get Compensation!

Every 98 seconds, someone in this country is sexually assaulted. For many victims of sexual assault, stepping out of the shadows and reporting the crime is traumatic enough.
On top of this, the evidence kits for many victims lay untested in police labs’ shelves for years on end before any justice is ever achieved. Countless victims are forced to lose work hours in order to attend doctor’s visits and attend to legal matters; medical
bills rack up and lost wages can turn into lost jobs.

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Sign Bipartisan Letter Supporting Runaway and Homeless Youth Grants!

Please join this bipartisan effort to support critical Runaway and Homeless Youth programs. Without Congressional action, many shelters and centers across the nation that receive Runaway and Homeless Youth grants will face an extended gap in eligibility
to apply for the next grant cycle. This will result in many programs downgrading or discontinuing, halting current assistance efforts and causing a harmful ripple effect in overall homeless youth help and prevention efforts.

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Cosponsor HR 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017

We invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3497, the Modernization of Medical Records Access for Veterans Act of 2017. This legislation directs the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a secure, patient-centered,
portable medical records system, which would allow veterans and their healthcare providers to seamlessly access their comprehensive medical records.

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SIGN ON: Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community

Sending Office: Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney Sent By: Roddy.Flynn@mail.house.gov SIGN ON:  Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community Signers (98):  Blumenauer, Bonamici, Brownley, Capuano, Carbajal, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Clark, Clarke, Cicilline, Clark (MA), Connolly, Cohen, Conyers, Crowley, Cummings, Davis (CA), DeGette, Delaney, DelBene, Demings, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Dingell, Doyle, Ellison, Engel, Espaillat, Esty, Frankel, Gallego, Gomez, Gottheimer, […]

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Cosponsor HR 2290 The Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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Cosponsor the Gun Violence Research Act

I respectfully invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act.  The bill would repeal a longstanding provision in federal appropriations law to ensure that the CDC and other HHS agencies can sponsor evidence-based research into
the causes of gun incidents and ways to reduce gun deaths and injuries.  This research would inform policymakers as they consider whether to enact legislation that both lowers gun violence and protects the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners. 
A Newsweek article on the bill is
here. 

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SIGN ON: Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community

  Sending Office: Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney Sent By: Roddy.Flynn@mail.house.gov SIGN ON:  Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community Signers (85):  Blumenauer, Bonamici, Brownley, Capuano, Carbajal, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Clark, Cicilline, Clark (MA), Connolly, Conyers, Crowley, Davis (CA), DeGette, Delaney, DelBene, DeSaulnier, Doyle, Ellison, Engel, Espaillat, Esty, Frankel, Gomez, Gottheimer, Grijalva, Gutiérrez, Hanabusa, Hastings, Heck, Higgins, […]

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