Gun violence continues to devastate our communities. In 2015 alone, 9,956 people have been killed and 20,000 people injured in gun-related incidents across the United States
I invite you to sign on as a cosponsor of H.R. 814 the Thin Blue Line Act to ensure that those convicted of murdering our law enforcement officers, firefighters, and first responders face the harshest penalty available.
Countless studies and commissions have consistently found that more than 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, which held that the 6th Amendment of the US Constitution requires states to provide counsel for indigent defendants in criminal cases and juveniles in delinquency proceedings, that state and local governments have struggled to satisfy this mandate.
As many of you know, last week the Guardian newspaper, reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) purchased and used cell-site simulators, commonly referred to as “Stingrays.”
When we talk about victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, we often ignore that this abuse can have a severe economic impact 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.
Please join me and sign the letter below to President Obama asking that he consider award-winning African-American journalist Simeon Booker for the Presidential Medal of Freedom in recognition of his pioneering achievements in the field of journalism as well as his dedication to documenting the Civil Rights Movement and other historic events.
Currently FMCSA) develops a set of inspector certification requirements that are similar, but not identical to, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)’s inspector certification requirements.
The Department of Homeland Security estimates that 5,000 migrants have perished crossing our southern border since 1998. Human rights organizations estimate that number is closer to 8,000, since many remains are never recovered.
The LGBT senior population is growing, and will roughly double to 6 million Americans by 2030. Unfortunately, decades of marginalization and legal and institutional barriers have left LGBT seniors with fewer sources of support, higher poverty rates, social isolation, and inadequate access to health care. It is for this reason that the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) identified LGBT issues as a key priority for national aging care programs and the Older Americans Act reauthorization.
I invite you to sign on as a cosponsor of H.R. 1834, the E-2 Visa Improvement Act. This bipartisan bill would allow E-2 Visa investors an opportunity to apply for permanent resident status.