Join 75 Members and Cosponsor H.R.1945 – The Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

On March 2, 2016, renowned environmental and Indigenous rights activist, Berta Cáceres, was viciously murdered in her home in Honduras. Today, Honduras has one of the highest murder rates in the world and remains one of the most dangerous places for activists.
Closely connected with this crisis is the deep corruption of its military and police forces – both of which have been accused of committing human rights abuses while facing no consequences.

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Support Domestic Violence Survivors, Cosponsor the SAFE Act

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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Sign letter opposing nine proposed rules and urge restoration of RFRA

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind nine proposed rules recently issued by his administration and to cease distorting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) from its original purpose. The proposed rules
would roll back religious freedom protections for individuals seeking various government-funded social services and affect:

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SHADOW DAY 2020 SIGN UP

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the eighth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day.
We hope that you will participate by providing a foster youth the opportunity to shadow you for at least 4 hours Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

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Support the YouthBuild Program in FY21

          I invite you to join me in requesting no less than $127.5 million for the Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program in fiscal year 2021 (FY21).  Please add your name by clicking here.

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Help Our Workers! Co-sponsor the Fair Warning Act of 2019!

However, the effectiveness of the existing WARN Act has been undermined by loopholes and weak enforcement. For example, a GAO report in 2003 reported that the WARN Act covered only 24% of all layoffs, mostly due to limitations in the current law. Also, employers
did not notify workers in two-thirds of the layoffs and closures where the WARN Act applied because the law includes several exceptions that the employers can invoke. Weak enforcement of workers’ rights in the current law also encourages businesses to continue
finding ways to get around this law.

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Sign letter opposing nine proposed rules and urge restoration of RFRA

We invite you to join us in sending a letter to President Trump urging him to rescind nine proposed rules recently issued by his administration and to cease distorting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) from its original purpose. The proposed rules
would roll back religious freedom protections for individuals seeking various government-funded social services and affect:

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Support Domestic Violence Survivors, Cosponsor the SAFE Act

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.

Read More