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Support Expanding Vote-by-Mail Options During Quarantines and Natural Disasters

April 14, 2020

Unless Congress acts quickly, the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has the potential to significantly disrupt the 2020 primary and general elections. The virus will likely impact voters who cannot leave their homes as well as those who are under mandatory
or self-imposed quarantines at the recommendation of health experts. According to the Election Assistance Commission,
58% of all poll workers in 2018 were over 60, the prime at-risk population for COVID-19.

CO-SIGN A LETTER TO LEADERSHIP CALLING FOR A NORMAL DELIBERATIVE PROCESS AS POSSIBLE

April 8, 2020

I am incredibly grateful and proud of the work that we have accomplished to help Americans across the country weather the coronavirus pandemic. In extraordinary times, Congress has accomplished the ambitious task of creating a comprehensive plan to safeguard
our nation’s health, social, and economic interests.

CLOSING TODAY: Address the Needs of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors in COVID4

April 8, 2020

Please join us in sending the following letter to leadership urging them to address the needs of survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the fourth COVID package. While the CARES Act provided $45 million for the Family Violence Prevention Services Act
and $2 million for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, we are deeply concerned that these funds are insufficient, and that no funding was provided to address the needs of sexual assault survivors.

Cosponsor H.R. 5986, the Environmental Justice For All Act

April 8, 2020

Environmental policy should be based on justice and equity for all people, and we need new legislation to make that happen. Children of color continue to suffer from unusually high asthma rates. Major pollution sources – including chemical plants, fossil
fuel refineries, and waste incinerators – still disproportionately harm low income communities and are often located not far from a school or residential neighborhood.

Address the Needs of Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors in COVID4

April 6, 2020

Please join us in sending the following letter to leadership urging them to address the needs of survivors of sexual and domestic violence in the fourth COVID package. While the CARES Act provided $45 million for the Family Violence Prevention Services Act
and $2 million for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, we are deeply concerned that these funds are insufficient, and that no funding was provided to address the needs of sexual assault survivors.

Report Examining Voting Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

Last week, Speaker Pelosi asked me to issue a report on the House Rules concerning Member voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. This request came at a time when many Members on both sides of the aisle have expressed concerns regarding traveling and congregating
en masse as this pandemic continues to spread across the country.

Act Now to Keep Americans – and Our Elections – Safe During COVID-19

March 23, 2020

Unless Congress acts quickly, the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has the potential to significantly disrupt the 2020 primary and general elections. The virus will likely impact voters who cannot leave their homes as well as those who are under mandatory
or self-imposed quarantines at the recommendation of health experts. According to the Election Assistance Commission,
58% of all poll workers in 2018 were over 60, the prime at-risk population for COVID-19.