Become a Cosponsor Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Today, I invite you to become a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons. The NAACP
also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor Commemorating Black History Month

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution commemorating this annual celebration. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This month-long celebration is
a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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Cosponsor the Protect America’s Secrets Act to Prohibit Government Officials with Interim Security Clearances from Accessing Highly Sensitive Intelligence

It is critical that we carefully control which U.S. government employees have access to our nation’s highly sensitive information.  Such information, if disclosed to the wrong individuals or nations, could compromise the security of our nation and the safety
of our servicemembers, our intelligence professionals, and the general public.  Thus, we have established a system that provides for certain information to be assigned a classification level and for government employees to undergo a background investigation
before they receive access to such information.  The investigation is intended to ensure that the employee is of suitable character and has not engaged in personal conduct that could make him or her vulnerable to blackmail.  

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Become a Cosponsor Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Today, I invite you to become a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for
all persons. The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor Commemorating Black History Month

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution commemorating this annual celebration. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This
month-long celebration is a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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Join the Friends of a Free, Stable, and Democratic Syria Caucus

As you review your Caucus memberships in 2018, we hope you will join the growing, bipartisan Friends of a Free, Stable and Democratic Syria Caucus. Established in May 2017, we have now grown to 39 Members of Congress. Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict
in 2011, Members of Congress have individually expressed their views regarding the tragedy unfolding in the Middle East and the spillover effect to neighboring countries and Europe.  Realizing the need for a forum for our collective voices, we formed the Friends
of a Free, Stable, and Democratic Syria Caucus and invite you to join.

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Protect our Elections From Hackers – Cosponsor the Safeguarding Election Infrastructure Act of 2017

After the 2000 Presidential Election, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to update our ageing and confusing voting systems with easy-to-use touch screen voting machines.  While the intention was good, many of those voting machines haven’t been
updated since, and are vulnerable to attack.  We all know now that foreign adversaries pay very close attention to our elections.  At the most recent DEFCON,

hackers and security researchers were able to compromise dozens of voting machines with relative ease – and during an election, these same vulnerabilities would allow an actor to change vote tallies or manipulate voter registration databases, often with
little to no trace. 

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