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Become an Original Cosponsor of the Preventing Termination of Utility Services in Bankruptcy Act

July 22, 2019

Please join as an original cosponsor of the Preventing Termination of Utility Services in Bankruptcy Act. This latest summer heat wave has emphasized the importance of access to cooling and temperature-regulating appliances in our homes.
Attempts by utility companies to extract additional fees from customers in bankruptcy endangers Americans, particularly in the summer and winter months. This practice needs to end.

LAST CALL: Join DWC as an Original Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

July 22, 2019

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

Cosponsor the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1695)

July 22, 2019

We urge you to cosponsor the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1695) which renews the nation’s commitment to reducing poverty through an established network of more than 1,000 local Community Action Agencies
that operate in virtually every county in the United States.

End USPS’ Prefunding Mandate NOW – Cosponsor the Bipartisan USPS Fairness Act!

July 19, 2019

I wanted to make sure you saw this report by the Huffington
Post  verifying the administration is planning to make deep cuts to USPS employee benefits. We can help the USPS save money without stripping workers of their hard-earned benefits and unfairly pushing costs onto consumers, that’s why I urge you to cosponsor
H.R. 2382.

LAST CALL: Join the International Workers’ Rights Caucus and Sign onto Honduras Labor Rights Violations Letter

July 19, 2019

Please join the International Workers’ Rights Caucus, which will serve as a voice for millions of working people around the globe. Through the Caucus, we will raise awareness of worker exploitation and promote the enforcement of labor rights internationally.

Support Domestic Violence Survivors

July 19, 2019

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.

Cosponsor the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment and Farm Safety (CARE) of 2019

July 19, 2019

I write to ask for your support in ending a dangerous double standard that persists in United States child labor laws. 

LAST CALL for originals **Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act**

July 18, 2019

Please join me as an original co-sponsor on the Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, to promote a healthier work-life balance for hard-working families across the country. As a single Mom, I know the challenges that working parents face every
day, and the federal government needs to do more to promote positive changes in our workplaces. 

Co-Sponsor the Bipartisan Fairness for Excepted Service Employees Act of 2019

July 18, 2019

During the FY 2019 shutdown, at least 400,000 federal employees, including workers at EPA, HUD, IRS, and U.S. Coast Guard were forced to work without pay.  These employees – sometimes referred to as “excepted service” or “essential” – received no compensation
for more than a month. Moreover, due to a longstanding interpretation of federal guidelines, these employees were also ineligible to receive unemployment compensation. In order to prevent a repeat of this inequity, we are introducing the
Fairness for Excepted Service Employees Act.