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

July 18, 2019

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

Cosponsor H. Res. 33 and Oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service!

July 18, 2019

            For over 240 years, the United States Postal Service and our dedicated postal workforce have performed the essential government function of “providing postal services to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary,
and business correspondence of the people.” In furtherance of this mission, the Postal Service and its more than 500,000 clerks, letter carriers, mail handlers, and other employees deliver the mail to over 157 million residential and business customers
six days a week nationwide.  Given the effectiveness of the Postal Service in fulfilling its critical public service mission, it is not surprising that the American people have consistently ranked the Postal Service as our most trusted government agency. 
In a
recent Gallup poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans also rated the Postal Service as “doing an excellent or good job.”

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

July 18, 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.

Support Apprentices: Cosponsor the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act

July 18, 2019

Please join me in cosponsoring the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act. As you know, there are currently 585,000 apprentices developing the critical skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century economy. Apprentices that successfully complete an
apprenticeship program earn a higher median annual wage than the median for all workers. In order to build upon the success that these apprenticeship programs produce, the federal government must capitalize on apprentices’ experience and provide resources
to compel more men and women to enter into these programs.

Cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act

July 18, 2019

I invite you to cosponsor the Methane Waste Prevention Act of 2019 (H.R. 2711), which will reinstate and update the Obama-era methane waste and pollution prevention standards of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA).

Original Cosponsors: Energizing American Shipbuilding Act

July 18, 2019

Our U.S.-flag international fleet—comprised of commercial vessels built and flagged in the United States and owned and operated by U.S. citizens—is in a state of precipitous decline. This important force has dwindled from 1,200 ships just after
World War II to fewer than 80 today. Only 1 percent of America’s ocean-going foreign trade travels on U.S.-flag vessels. Join me in reversing this troubling trend by cosponsoring the “Energizing American Shipbuilding Act.”

Our Nation’s Athletes Deserve Equality

July 17, 2019

Female athletes are paid significantly less than their male counterparts despite being required to perform the same work. For example: