Support Domestic Violence Survivors, Cosponsor the SAFE Act

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Cosponsor the Legal Assistance to Prevent Evictions Act of 2020

More than 6,300 Americans are evicted every day—nearly one eviction every four minutes.  Low income women, especially racial minorities, are at particularly high risk of eviction.  Nearly one in three American households pay more than 30 percent of their
income on housing—the standard measure of affordability—due to household incomes failing to keep up with climbing rents.  For one in six households, more than half of their income goes to housing.  Families cost-burdened by unaffordable rent are just one bad
break away from eviction.

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Sign letter opposing proposed rules and urge restoration of RFRA

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind nine proposed rules recently issued by his administration and to cease distorting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) from its original purpose. The proposed rules
would roll back religious freedom protections for individuals seeking various government-funded social services and affect:

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Cosponsor H.R. 1266 – The Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

At the beginning of the year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he would ask the state legislature to ban “ghost guns” by requiring them to be treated as firearms.  Other states, including Pennsylvania and Washington, have announced similar steps. 
We applaud and support these actions, but believe federal legislation is necessary to ensure that all Americans are protected and that the ghost gun loophole is fully closed.  That is why we invite you to join as a cosponsor of
H.R. 1266, the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act, a bill to ensure that individuals who would otherwise be barred from purchasing firearms would not be able to purchase a gun assembly kit online
under this current loophole.

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Support Domestic Violence Survivors, Cosponsor the SAFE Act

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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SIGN ON: Letter for Funding the National Violent Death Reporting System

We invite you to sign a letter urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to provide funding for National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) within the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention budget. This requests maintains level funding from previous years.

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