Co-sponsor H.R. 1556 – Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

Please join me in co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1556, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2017.  This bill would end transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement in order to preserve the important distinction
between our military and our police. 

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Co-sponsor H.R. 1556 – Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

Please join me in co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1556, the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2017.  This bill would end transfers of certain aggressive military equipment to local law enforcement in order to preserve the important distinction
between our military and our police. 

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Please Cosponsor the FBI Director Integrity Act of 2017

A free and independent federal law enforcement agency is critical to upholding our democracy, and all the values we cherish as Americans.  Please join me in co-sponsoring the FBI Director Integrity Act of 2017.  I will be introducing this bill next week
and intend on filing a list of original cosponsors at that time.  I encourage you to be an original cosponsor of this legislation.

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Please Join the Bi-partisan Congressional Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST) and Film Diversity

Our nation is enlivened and enriched by our diversity. Unfortunately, America’s diversity is not reflected in its television and film industry. Approximately 40% of the United States’ population comes from minority groups, yet minorities are significantly
under-represented on both sides of the camera from leading roles to writers and directors to a whole host of other behind-the-scenes functions.

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Support H.R. 1243: Improve Troop Safety and Save Animals

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to train medics and corpsmen in combat trauma courses using animals—more than 8,500 animals each year—despite the widespread availability of human-relevant methods such as simulators. An Air Force surgeon who has
studied this issue extensively stated in
a letter to the journal Military Medicine: “We have entered into an age where artificial simulator models are at least equivalent to, if not superior to, animal models.” A
2014 study of Air Force medics also explained why a transition to human-relevant training methods can save money, stating: “[S]imulators can be low cost when considering the cost
of veterinary personnel and support facilities required for animal training.”

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Support National Vittiligo Awareness Day

Please join me in designating and celebrating October 17, 2017 as “National Vitiligo Awareness Day.” October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so I can think of no better time for our country to come together and show support for these children and
adults facing harassment because of their condition.

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Help Protect Honduran Activists and Civil Society Leaders (v. 2)

  From: The Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. Sent By: breanna.troutman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.Res. 1299 Date: 4/11/2017 Help Protect Honduran Activists & Civil Society Leaders Cosponsor the Berta Cáceres Human Rights Act, H.R. 1299 Cosponsors: Hank Johnson, John Conyers, Marcy Kaptur, José Serrano, Jan Schakowsky, Keith Ellison, Barbara Lee, Susan Davis, Jackie Speier, Gwen Moore, […]

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CLOSES TODAY: Support FY 2018 Funding for Election Infrastructure & Security Research

From: The Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. Sent By: meghan.wicker@mail.house.gov Date: 3/31/2017 Support FY 2018 Funding for Election Infrastructure & Security Research Deadline COB Today Dear Colleagues, Please join us in sending the following letter to the Defense, Homeland, and CJS Appropriations subcommittee Chairmen and Ranking Members to support allocating funds towards critical election […]

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