Cosponsor the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

Please cosponsor The Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act H.R. 3725, which would recognize and preserve the nation’s Civil War Defenses of Washington located in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.  The Defenses of Washington,
including forts, unarmed batteries and rifle trenches, created a ring of protection for the nation’s capital during the Civil War.  This bill would redesignate the 22 Defenses of Washington currently under National Park Service jurisdiction as a national historical
park, and allow other sites associated with the Defenses of Washington that are owned by the District or a unit of state governments to be affiliated with the national historical park through cooperative agreements.  This bill would also require the Secretary
of the Interior to facilitate the storied history of the Civil War for both the North and the South, including the history of the Defenses of Washington and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, being assembled, arrayed and conveyed for the benefit of the
public for the knowledge, education and inspiration of this and future generations.

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Cosponsor the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271)

I write to request your support for the Gun Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 4271), which addresses the alarming rate of suicide by firearm, particularly among veterans. Disturbingly, in 2017, suicides reached a 50-year high. This bill would require firearm
manufacturers and retailers to include warning labels that provide the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Sign on to NDAA Conference Letter in Support of Military Families in FY20 NDAA

As the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) heads to conference, please join us in sending a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees asking for retention of Section 602 of the House-passed
bill, H.R. 2500. Section 602 provides a basic needs allowance for low-income military servicemembers.

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Sign the Letter to Help Bring Austin Tice Home!

This August marked the seventh year of Austin Tice’s captivity in Syria. Austin, a veteran Marine Corps Captain who served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, was working as a freelance journalist the summer before his final year at Georgetown University
Law Center when he was detained at a checkpoint outside Damascus. Following his capture, a video was released online showing Austin held by a group of unidentified armed men. Since then, securing his release and safe return to the Tice family has been a bipartisan
priority for the United States government.

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