LAST CALL – SIGN ON LETTER: Protect American Workers from Outsourcing Under NAFTA – DEADLINE TODAY

Please join us in sending a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (USTR) regarding the importance of addressing low wages and labor policies in Mexico in the negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This letter
highlights Mexico’s suppressed wages and lack of labor rights as the primary driver of outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing jobs under NAFTA. 

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Apprenticeship Panel Discussion TODAY: Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

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Apprenticeship Panel Discussion TODAY: Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

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TOMORROW: Apprenticeship Panel Discussion

We invite you to join our panel discussion, “Best Apprenticeship Practices for a 21st Century Workforce” on Thursday, January 18 from Noon until 1pm in Rayburn 2358-C. The purpose of the discussion is to hear testimony from representatives
of some of the most successful apprenticeship programs across the country.  The panelists will discuss the reasons behind their success, provide lessons for Congress, and offer tips for other programs moving forward.

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Space Advocates – 2018 Congressional Space Studies Series

Happy New Year and welcome to the first legislative week of 2018! We are excited to kick-off the New Year with a free professional development opportunity for congressional staffers. As part of our ongoing effort to promote space education we have teamed
up with the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration to bring you a nine-part series designed to establish or build upon an existing foundation of space science and space technology. Below is the course description and curriculum as well as a registration POC.
This series will begin on Friday 26 January from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Rayburn HOB room 2325 and we hope you will join us to learn from a diverse group of guest speakers and to network with other staffers who share a passion for space exploration!

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Cosponsor the Security and Financial Empowerment (SAFE) Act to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have 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. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act

I invite you to cosponsor the Federal Employee Short-Term Disability Insurance Act (H.R. 4806), which would offer federal employees group short-term disability insurance at no cost to the government.  Many federal employees already buy short-term disability
insurance on their own at high individual rates.  Under this bill, federal employees would be responsible for 100 percent of the disability insurance premiums, but could take advantage of lower group rates.  For many federal employees, however, the most important
advantage may be access to benefits for paid leave for pregnancy, to adopt a child or become a foster parent or to care for a family member.

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LAST CALL – SIGN ON LETTER: Protect American Workers from Outsourcing Under NAFTA – DEADLINE TODAY

Please join us in sending a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (USTR) regarding the importance of addressing low wages and labor policies in Mexico in the negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This letter
highlights Mexico’s suppressed wages and lack of labor rights as the primary driver of outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing jobs under NAFTA. 

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