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.
I write to ask for your support in ending a dangerous double standard that persists in United States child labor laws.
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.
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.
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Please cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 1864), which seeks to help eliminate the gender and racial pay gaps by prohibiting employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer. The text of the Pay Equity
for All Act was included in the House-passed Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7).
This evening, I brought the attached, privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump to the Floor of the United States House of Representatives for a vote. As a privileged resolution, this vote will occur once there is a second reading of the
impeachment resolution on the Floor. Thereafter, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must schedule a time within two legislative days for the vote when the resolution will be considered.
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Please join me in cosponsoring the Fair Pay Act of 2019 (H.R. 2039). The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA), the first of the great civil rights statutes of the 1960s, has grown creaky with age and needs updating to reflect the new workforce, where women work almost
as much as men. It is long past time to amend the EPA to reflect this new workforce.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Give Pay Discrimination a Red Card! Support Equal Pay for the U.S. Women’s National Team!
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Over the past several decades, the Olympic movement has strayed from its roots. The time is now to take a serious look at the USOPC and if it is fulfilling its mission as outlined by the Ted Stevens Amateur Sports Act. As several Congressional and private
investigations revealed, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee officials were more concerned with protecting the Olympics brand and producing medals than athlete’s health and wellbeing. The time is right to take an Olympics wide accounting of the
underlying culture that lead to the multiple sexual abuse scandals plaguing the Olympics community.
A Congressionally mandated Commission will allow experts in sports governance, coaching, child welfare and abuse to address these issues in a timely manner, free from politics