Cosponsor H.R. 5871, the POWER Act

Please consider cosponsoring the Providing Officers With Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, H.R. 5871, to help police officers and first responders respond to the opioid epidemic. This bipartisan legislation establishes a new grant program to provide funds
to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement organizations to obtain high-tech, portable chemical screening devices.

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Deadline COB Tues – Letter commending NSF for addressing sexual harassment

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information: The Hill, Washington
Post)

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Cosponsor H.J.Res. 48 – We the People Amendment

I urge you to join me in a bipartisan effort to return our government to the framework intended by our Founders by cosponsoring the H.J.Res.48, the “We the People” Amendment to amend the U.S. Constitution and affirm that the rights extended by the Constitution
are the rights of natural persons only.

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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TOMORROW – Lunch Briefing: A New Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. Please join the Research & Development Caucus and the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus for an important
discussion about how biomedical engineers are working to solve this problem through research and development supported by federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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Sign letter to NSF about sexual harassment in STEM

I am writing to invite you to join me in sending a letter to the National Science Foundation urging them to implement their proposed reforms regarding sexual harassment. As you may be aware, the National Academies released a report this week that comprehensively
evaluated the prevalence and prevention of sexual harassment in academic science, engineering, and medicine. (For more information:

The Hill,
Washington Post)

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Become a Co-Sponsor Closing the Gun Show Loophole

I invite you to become a co-sponsor of a bill that closes the gun show loophole. The United States experiences epidemic levels of gun violence, claiming over 30,000 lives annually, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition
to those who are killed or injured, there are countless others whose lives are forever changed by the deaths of and injuries to their loved ones. Gun violence touches every segment of our society. It increases the probability of deaths in incidents of domestic
violence, raises the likelihood of fatalities by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide, and places innocent children and young people at risk.

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JUSTICE FOR OUR HEROES TODAY: Cosponsor the bipartisan H.R. 3429, the Repatriate Our Patriots Act, and bring our unjustly deported veterans home!

We are all forever indebted to the brave men and women who served in uniform. Yet when veterans who were legal permanent residents leave the service, after our military failed to properly process their citizenship applications, they are deported. Despite AMVETS,
one of our nation’s largest veteran service organizations, calling it a “stain on our country’s pride,” our government continues to deport honorably discharged veterans. Thousands of veterans who fought for our country are now exiled to countries they know
little to nothing about. It is our responsibility to right this wrong. 

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