Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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DEADLINE TODAY AT 2PM – Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

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Help Protect Communities From Violence

Every person in America should feel safe and secure when they leave their home. They should be able to attend concerts, school, nightclubs, movies, and places of worship without the fear of violence. They should be able to go about their daily lives without
wondering whether or not they will be the next target of a mass casualty event. Unfortunately, this reality exists in our country. Over the last several years, communities across the country have endured too many unspeakable acts of violence in places once
thought to be safe.

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Cosponsor H.R.1945 – The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

On March 2, 2016, renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres, was viciously murdered in her home in Honduras. Today, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and remains one of the most dangerous places for activists.
Closely connected with this crisis is the deep corruption of its military and police forces – both of which have been accused of committing human rights abuses while facing no consequences.

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LAST CALL – DEADLINE TODAY AT 2PM – Oppose federal meddling in state cannabis industries

Today, more than 30 states and territories have chosen to legalize cannabis either recreationally or medicinally, representing the views of over two-thirds of Americans. Moreover, this has translated to over 211,000 jobs in these states and territories,
with 64,000 of those jobs added in 2018 alone.[1] This is a growing industry and will only continue to add employment opportunities for Americans in these
states and territories. While we should be encouraging all Americans to participate in legal employment, recently we have seen a growing number of examples of cannabis employees penalized for their participation in the industry. This is particularly the case
for legal permanent residents who make up part of the 211,000 cannabis workers but are being denied their ability to naturalize because of it. As states with legal cannabis seek to grow and regulate their industry, we should be supporting these employment
opportunities instead of hampering a growing job producer due to inconsistent federal laws.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R.1945 – The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

On March 2, 2016, renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres, was viciously murdered in her home in Honduras. Today, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and remains one of the most dangerous places for activists.
Closely connected with this crisis is the deep corruption of its military and police forces – both of which have been accused of committing human rights abuses while facing no consequences.

Read More

Cosponsor H.R.1945 – The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

On March 2, 2016, renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres, was viciously murdered in her home in Honduras. Today, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and remains one of the most dangerous places for activists.
Closely connected with this crisis is the deep corruption of its military and police forces – both of which have been accused of committing human rights abuses while facing no consequences.

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TOMORROW: Briefing on Transgender Migration

Please join the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, and Transgender Law Center on May 23rd for a briefing on the experiences of LGBTQ migrants. The briefing will offer a nuanced
discussion, starting from the conditions LGBTQ migrants face in their home countries to what life in the United States is like after surviving detention, and will center on the unique challenges transgender and Black LGBTQ migrants navigate.

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