Award a Congressional Gold Medal to 99-year-old Civil Rights Hero

Please join us as a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to 99-year-old African-American journalist Simeon Booker in recognition of his pioneering achievements in journalism as well as his dedication to documenting untold
stories of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War.

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Deadline TODAY 2:00 PM – Resolution to Prevent the President from Pardoning Himself or His Family

Please join me in supporting “a resolution calling for a limit on the President’s ability to pardon or grant a reprieve to himself or members of his family for an offense against the United States.”  As drafted, Article II Section 2 of the
Constitution, which outlines the responsibilities of our nation’s Executive Power, was written with the belief that the holders of the office of President of the United States would serve with honor, justice, and humility. Unfortunately, for the safety and
integrity of our government, the current President has exhibited behavior that highlights the need to limit his pardoning powers.

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Deadline TODAY 5:00 P.M. – Cosponsor Resolution Encouraging Reform of the Electoral College

     We write to urge you to cosponsor a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that America needs a constitutional amendment to reform the Electoral College and to establish a process for electing the president and vice president by nationwide popular
vote.  The resolution also encourages the States to continue and accelerate their current efforts to form an interstate compact to award their Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner.

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Become an Original Cosponsor – CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act

I am writing to request you co-sponsor the Creating Accountability Measures Protecting University Students Historically Abused, Threatened, and Exposed to Crimes (CAMPUS HATE Crimes) Act of 2017.  Since the beginning of the 2016 academic
school year, there has been an unprecedented spike in racist and hate-based activity on college campuses. Hate watch groups have tracked over 150 incidents on college campuses in 33 states.

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Support Criminal Justice Reform: Vote YES on Norton Amendment (117) Prohibiting Subsistence Fees for Returning Citizens

As the House considers the CJS Division of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018, I urge you to vote YES on my amendment (117) prohibiting the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from using funds to carry out a law that
requires individuals in halfway houses or on home confinement to pay a subsistence fee.  The amendment would improve reentry and reduce recidivism for our returning citizens.

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Sign Letter to Secretary DeVos to Keep in Place Title IX Guidance

Last week Secretary DeVos announced she would be revoking or rescinding university Title IX guidance.  Rewriting this key Title IX guidance is a huge step in the wrong direction.  We cannot afford to cede the advances made in recent years, and we must send
a message to survivors across the country that we will do all in our power to keep these important guidelines in place.  Protecting young people from sexual and dating violence is a priority for all of us and policy should mirror our priorities.  

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Become an Original Cosponsor – CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act

I am writing to request you co-sponsor the Creating Accountability Measures Protecting University Students Historically Abused, Threatened, and Exposed to Crimes (CAMPUS HATE Crimes) Act of 2017.  Since the beginning of the 2016 academic
school year, there has been an unprecedented spike in racist and hate-based activity on college campuses. Hate watch groups have tracked over 150 incidents on college campuses in 33 states.

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