We Need Olympics Reform Now! – DOJ Now Investigating Sex Abuse Within Olympic Organizations

Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and well being. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics. 

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Call for Co-Sponsors for The Fairness and Accuracy in Criminal Background Checks Act of 2019

Many Americans continue to face an unnecessary barrier to employment as a result of faulty or incomplete criminal records released by the FBI for use in employment and licensing decisions.  Local law enforcement agencies routinely report arrest records to
the FBI; however, these same groups often fail to report important information on the final outcome of an arrest or disposition of a criminal case.[1] 

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Closing Today: Letter Opposing Trump Administration’s Efforts to Decertify Immigration Judges Union

The rights of workers, including federal employees, are under attack. On August 19, 2019, the Trump Administration filed a petition to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the labor union of federal immigration judges. The petition
seeks to squash the collective bargaining rights of immigration judges and demonstrates a pattern by the Administration to dismantle unions representing the federal workforce. Further, this contributes to the Administration’s broader agenda to create hasty
removal proceedings that undermine the fundamental tenets of a fair and impartial immigration proceedings.

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Cosponsor H.R. 1450, the Do No Harm Act

When Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 with overwhelming bipartisan support, the intent was not to undermine civil rights, but to protect
them, especially for religious minorities.  Religion is a protected class under the Civil Rights Act, and the freedom to exercise religious beliefs is constitutionally protected as a fundamental American value.

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ORIGINALS DUE MONDAY for Bipartisan Victims’ Right Reform Act of 2019 – Rectify Injustices Experienced by Jeffrey Epstein’s Victims

Please join us in being an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Jane Does Crime Victims’ Rights Reform Act of 2019, which will update the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) to improve the justice system’s interactions with victims before, during,
and after criminal proceedings. Being a victim of crime is already traumatizing, and too often the criminal justice system, with its confusing procedures and adversarial nature, ends up victimizing them all over again. This comprehensive legislation will restore
some of the dignity and autonomy victims lost when they were impacted by crime.

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Cosponsor H.R. 3509: the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act

Please join me as a cosponsor of the
LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, a bill that would improve our Federal population surveys by requiring the collection of voluntary, self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity in certain federal surveys, including the Census.

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