Join the Fight to End Obstetric Fistula

According to the World Health Organization, more than two million women worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula, a devastating and preventable condition which results from prolonged labor without proper medical attention. During delivery, the infant’s head
presses against the woman’s pelvis for so long that the tissue dies and a hole develops between the woman’s vagina and rectum, leaving the woman without control of her bladder or bowels and often resulting in the death of the infant. Sadly, women with obstetric
fistula are subjected to social isolation and face divorce or abandonment by their husbands and families because they are considered “unclean.”

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Join the Fight to End Obstetric Fistula

According to the World Health Organization, more than two million women worldwide suffer from obstetric fistula, a devastating and preventable condition which results from prolonged labor without proper medical attention. During delivery, the infant’s head
presses against the woman’s pelvis for so long that the tissue dies and a hole develops between the woman’s vagina and rectum, leaving the woman without control of her bladder or bowels and often resulting in the death of the infant. Sadly, women with obstetric
fistula are subjected to social isolation and face divorce or abandonment by their husbands and families because they are considered “unclean.”

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Protect a Fair and Accurate Decennial Census! Cosponsor H.R. 5359, the 2020 Census IDEA Act!

Last night, Secretary Ross decided to play politics with the 2020 decennial census by announcing the inclusion of a citizenship question, a move widely expected to drive down response rates amongst immigrant and hard to reach communities while drastically
increasing the cost of the Decennial Census to the taxpayer. I urge you to join me in blocking this decision and protecting the integrity of the census by cosponsoring the 2020 Census Improving Data and Enhanced Accuracy (IDEA) Act.

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Support CDC Funding For Gun Violence Research

Gun violence affects families and communities throughout our country, yet since the mid-1990s, federal funding for gun violence research has almost halted entirely. As a result, policymakers, doctors, counselors, and the public lack comprehensive, evidence-based
information about the causes and characteristics of gun violence and the best strategies to prevent future tragedies.

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