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Cosponsor H. Res. 257, Resolution Condemning Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Hate Crimes

September 13, 2017

The most recent events in Charlottesville have shown the threat that hate crimes pose for citizens across our country.  Violent incidents targeting Jewish, Muslim, African-American, Hindu, Sikh, and all other members of our communities have increased across
the U.S. in the past several years.

LAST CALL – Resolution to Prevent the President from Pardoning Himself or His Family

September 13, 2017

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.

End For-Profit Prisons

September 13, 2017

With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated today, the United States locks up more of its population than any other country, except the tiny island nation of Seychelles. Mass incarceration destroys lives, families and communities, and disproportionately
impacts African-American and Hispanic communities. Mass incarceration has been fueled by draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, ICE mandated bed quotas and by a mistaken view that for-profit corporations can provide a cheap solution to a growing
inmate population. As a key component of our criminal justice, operations of prisons and immigrant detention centers, should be carried out by those responsible to the American people with an eye towards keeping us safe, not those responsible only to shareholders
with an eye towards increasing profit margins.

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

September 13, 2017

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.

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

September 13, 2017

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.

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

September 13, 2017

     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.

Support Amendment #113

September 13, 2017

We write to urge you to vote “yes” on Scott amendment #113 to Division C, Commerce, Justice, & Science & Related Agencies.

Deadline Tomorrow: Sign Bicameral Brief Opposing Trump Administration’s Revised Muslim and Refugee Ban

September 13, 2017

The deadline is tomorrow to stand up to Donald Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban.

Support Scott/DeLauro/Frankel Amendment on Equal Pay

September 13, 2017

We write to urge you to vote “yes” on Scott amendment #113 to Division C, Commerce, Justice, & Science & Related Agencies.

Become an Original Cosponsor – CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act

September 13, 2017

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.