Equal Pay Day Resolution

Equal Pay Day, recognized this year on April 2, symbolizes how far into 2019 women must work to earn what men were paid in 2018 alone. To highlight this critical disparity, we will introduce the Equal Pay Day Resolution on Tuesday, April 2. We hope you will
join us as a cosponsor.

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Increase EEOC Funding to Combat Workplace Harassment and Enforce Equal Pay Data Collection

Please join us in requesting that Chairman Serrano and Ranking Member Aderholt provide an additional $20 million for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations
bill so that the EEOC can properly pursue justice. Of the additional funds appropriated, we recommend that at least $5 million be used to collect and enforce summary employee pay data as mandated by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in March
2019.

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Support Programs that Benefit Homeless Americans in FY 2020

Please join us in requesting full funding for the programs under the umbrella of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness’
Home Together: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. These programs span across 19 federal departments and agencies, and each plays a vital role in combatting, preventing, and ending homelessness in America.

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Support Lupus Research in Health and Defense Budgets

Many Americans are living with lupus, a chronic, systemic, and often disabling autoimmune disease with an unpredictable course and inadequate treatment options. It is difficult to diagnose, a challenge to treat and can be fatal. In lupus, the body’s immune
system becomes unbalanced and can cause inflammation and damage to virtually every organ system in the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, kidney, and brain. In addition to organ damage, the disease comes with life crippling symptoms including pain,
extreme fatigue, photosensitivity, rashes, cognitive difficulties, and infertility. 

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Support Career and Technical Education in FY20

As co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Career & Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, we invite you to join us in sending a letter to appropriators requesting robust funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) in the FY2020
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill.

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