Support Renewable Energy and Green Jobs (v. 2)

This year NOAA and NASA jointly announced that 2015 was hottest since reliable record keeping began by an unprecedented amount of 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. We should acknowledge that our planet is warming and will continue to warm at an accelerated rate if we do not act upon mitigating it.

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Support Survivors of Debilitating Illness

I invite you to join me as an original co-sponsor of the Return to Work Awareness Act when it is introduced next week. The bill language is identical from last Congress. This legislation assists survivors of stroke and other debilitating health occurrences in returning to work through the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available for guidance on disability employment issues.

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Support Working Families – Cosponsor the Child CARE Act (v. 2)

Child care expenses have become one of the biggest financial burdens on working families, often exceeding expenses related to housing, transportation, and food. Studies show that the cost of child care for two children is more than housing costs for homeowners with a mortgage in 20 states, and the cost of infant care is more than a year’s tuition at a four-year public college in 31 states. The situation is even bleaker for low-income families, for whom child care is often completely unaffordable.

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LAST CALL to Become an Original Cosponsor for the Working Students Act

The rising cost of higher education has made it almost impossible for the average student to afford college without a combination of student loans, federal student aid and, at least, a part-time job. Sixty-six percent of college students work either full-time or part-time while enrolled in school to make up the difference between financial aid assistance and the cost of college.

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Become an Original Cosponsor for the Working Students Act Deadline COB TODAY (v. 2)

The rising cost of higher education has made it almost impossible for the average student to afford college without a combination of student loans, federal student aid and, at least, a part-time job. Sixty-six percent of college students work either full-time or part-time while enrolled in school to make up the difference between financial aid assistance and the cost of college.

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Briefing on the TPP: Is it a Gold Standard for Working People?

We have all heard that the TPP contains the “highest labor standards ever” – but what does that really mean? Has there ever been a trade agreement that successfully secured for workers the right to form a union and negotiate a collective bargaining agreement? How do any potential benefits of labor provisions measure up against potential losses caused by other provisions in the agreement? Just what is the right measuring stick by which to judge the TPP’s impact on workers?

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