Become a Co-Sponsor for the Prince Hall Freemasonry Stamp Act

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 152, the Prince Hall Freemasonry Stamp Act. During the American Revolutionary War, Prince Hall and fourteen other men of color were rejected by the colonial Freemasonry on the basis of race. As a result,
Hall founded the first Black Masonic Lodge. The Prince Hall Freemasonry Lodge, originally created for freed slaves, has made history as the oldest and largest group of black Masons. It marks one of the many feats African-Americans have faced in the fight for
fairness and representation throughout history.

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Special Order tonight! Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The NAACP

Tonight, I invite you to join me on the House Floor to recognize the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all
persons. The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2018

Please join Rep. Walz (D-MN) and myself in co-sponsoring the bipartisan bill, H.R.5038, the Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2018.  This bill would entitle and equalize all Active, Reserve, and National Guard service member
to receive the same benefits while acting under 12304b orders.

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H.R. 3315, Protecting Consumer Access to Vision Care Act of 2017

Currently, there exists a severe inequity in Treasury regulations in the way stand-alone vision plans (SAVPs) are treated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Section 9010 of the ACA imposes a health insurer fee on covered entities engaged in the business
of providing health insurance. While it can be debated whether or not the fee ever made sense for a traditional health insurance company, it is clear that this fee should never have applied to SAVPs.

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Become a Cosponsor Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Today, I invite you to become a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons. The NAACP
also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor Commemorating Black History Month

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution commemorating this annual celebration. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This month-long celebration is
a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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Become a Cosponsor Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Today, I invite you to become a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 109th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for
all persons. The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 109 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Become an Original Co-Sponsor Commemorating Black History Month

I would like to invite you to become an original co-sponsor of my resolution commemorating this annual celebration. As you know, Black History Month is celebrated each year in the United States during the month of February. This
month-long celebration is a time when all Americans of every race and ethnicity are given the opportunity to study the untold and “under told” history of African Americans and their contributions to American society and human civilization.

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