Briefing THURSDAY 10am: “The Realities of Human Trafficking: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Survivors”

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against a person’s will. In the homeland security realm, discussions
of human trafficking often revolve around prevention but rarely address the aftermath of human trafficking and how victims can begin to heal and lead healthy and productive lives.

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Cosponsor the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act!

            For the past 146 years, mining companies have taken more than $300 billion worth of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals from our public lands without paying a nickel in royalties to the American people – and have purchased over 3
million acres of the most valuable mining lands at the 19th Century bargain rate of
$5 an acre or less. Meanwhile, taxpayers have been left holding the bag to the tune of tens of billions of dollars of cleanup costs for abandoned mines.

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Stop Elephant Trophy Imports From Zambia and Zimbabwe

We write to ask for your support in expressing concern over the Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) continued misguided approach regarding the trophy killings of elephants and lions in African countries and the impact these actions have on vulnerable wildlife.
You may have heard about the announcement last week to know evaluate trophies on a case-by-case basis.

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Cosponsor the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act, H.R. 3894

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 3894, the Tribal Heritage and Grizzly Bear Protection Act. Grizzly bears are considered sacred by many Tribes, but today only a small fraction of the historic
grizzly populations exist in the lower 48 states. While some populations are starting to increase, grizzly bears continue to be threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and trophy hunting.

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Cosponsor the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017

The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy.  Instead of working to ensure that every eligible citizen can easily cast a ballot, Republicans have been focusing their efforts on erecting barriers to voting through a systematic voter suppression campaign. 
In the past year, we have seen the following:

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