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The Experiences of Immigrant Women in Detention under the Trump Administration

October 26, 2017

As co-chairs of the Women’s Working Group on Immigration Reform, we invite you and your staff to attend the second event the Working Group is hosting to bring attention to the experiences of immigrant women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
custody.

Cosponsor the Gun Violence Research Act

October 26, 2017

I respectfully invite you to cosponsor H.R. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act.  The bill would repeal a longstanding provision in federal appropriations law to ensure that the CDC and other HHS agencies can sponsor evidence-based research into
the causes of gun incidents and ways to reduce gun deaths and injuries.  This research would inform policymakers as they consider whether to enact legislation that both lowers gun violence and protects the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners. 
A Newsweek article on the bill is
here. 

SIGN ON: Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community

October 26, 2017

Sending Office: Honorable Sean Patrick Maloney Sent By: Roddy.Flynn@mail.house.gov SIGN ON:  Amici Brief Supporting Public Accommodation Protections for LGBTQ Community FINAL CALL Hard Deadline:  Thursday, 10/26, COB House Signers (151):  Pelosi, Hoyer, Lewis, Conyers, Crowley, Cummings, Engel, Grijalva, Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, Pallone, Sánchez, Scott, Slaughter, Waters, Walz, Adams, Aguilar, Bass, Barragán, Bera, Beyer, Blumenauer, Blunt Rochester, Bonamici, […]

Become a Cosponsor of the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 26, 2017

No family is immune from domestic violence. In 2008, my own family lived through the loss of my cousin Cathy at the hands of her estranged boyfriend. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our mothers, daughters,
and families from the horrors of domestic violence[1]. When we discover gaps in the system that affect our most vulnerable citizens, it is our moral responsibility
to take the necessary steps to close those gaps.

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Help Sexual Assault Victims Get Compensation!

October 26, 2017

Every 98 seconds, someone in this country is sexually assaulted. For many victims of sexual assault, stepping out of the
shadows and reporting the crime is traumatic enough. On top of this, the evidence kits for many victims lay untested in police labs’ shelves for years on end before any justice is ever achieved. Countless victims are forced to lose work hours in order to attend
doctor’s visits and attend to legal matters; medical bills rack up and lost wages can turn into lost jobs.

Sinclair-Tribune Merger Questions: Deadline Extended

October 26, 2017

If you, like me, have questions or concerns about the Sinclair-Tribune merger pending review by FCC and DOJ, please join me in sending the letter below to Sinclair CEO Christopher Ripley.

Cosponsor H.R. 3222, the Do No Harm Act

October 26, 2017

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. 

COSPONSOR H.R. 1987 – THE OVERSIGHT COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL CAPACITY ACT

October 26, 2017

Have you noticed mounting alarm across the political spectrum about President Trump’s downward psychological and behavioral spiral over the last several weeks and spreading apprehension about his capacity to successfully discharge the powers and duties of
his office? Earlier this week, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) observed that Trump is an “utterly untruthful President” who has “proven himself unable to rise to the occasion” and suggested that the White House has turned into an “adult daycare center.” Senator
Jeff Flake (R-AZ) took to the Senate floor to describe Trump’s “reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior” as “dangerous to democracy” and called him an “unstable presence in American political life.” Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been blowing the whistle
on the President’s abusive and dangerous behavior for months and has not allowed his personal fight with brain cancer to slow him down.  Meantime, thousands of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals have formed a new national group
called Duty to Warn, which states flatly that Trump is “psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of the president of the United States.”