Co-sponsor the Voting Access Act

President Trump recently announced the establishment of an ‘election integrity’ commission, ironically led by voter suppressors, Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, which threatens to serve as a platform to further escalate
voter suppression across the nation.  Trump’s insistence that millions of people voted illegally in 2016 is a flat-out falsehood. The truth remains that it is more likely for someone to be struck by lightning than for someone to have committed voter fraud. 
In addition, the Supreme Court recently declined to hear a case in which a federal appeals court struck down a North Carolina law as an unconstitutional effort to directly target the voting rights of African-American. As lawmakers, we must continue to seek
improvements to our flawed system and ensure voting rights for all.

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Co-Sponsor the LGBT Data Inclusion Act

During the past few months, LGBT data collection has been under attack from the new administration. In March, HHS decided to eliminate questions
about gender identity and sexual orientation from a survey on older Americans. Just last week, they decided to reinstate the sexual orientation demographic questions, however the gender identity
demographic questions were not reinstated, excluding transgender people in this partial victory. In addition, earlier this year the Census Bureau published the
final version of the 2020 Census that lacked questions on sexual orientation and gender identity. The current lack of population-based data on the LGBT community inhibits the creation of sound public policy as well as the delivery of effective programs and
services to all who live in this country. Expanding and improving data collection and analysis about LGBT people is essential to better understanding the issues affecting our communities and to improve the health and well-being of all of our families. 

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End For-Profit Prisons

With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated today, the United States locks up more of its population than any other country, except the tiny island nation of Seychelles. Mass incarceration destroys lives, families and communities, and disproportionately
impacts African-American and Hispanic communities. Mass incarceration has been fueled by draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, ICE mandated bed quotas and by a mistaken view that for-profit corporations can provide a cheap solution to a growing
inmate population. As a key component of our criminal justice, operations of prisons and immigrant detention centers, should be carried out by those responsible to the American people with an eye towards keeping us safe, not those responsible only to shareholders
with an eye towards increasing profit margins.

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End For-Profit Prisons

With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated today, the United States locks up more of its population than any other country, except the tiny island nation of Seychelles. Mass incarceration destroys lives, families and communities, and disproportionately
impacts African-American and Hispanic communities. Mass incarceration has been fueled by draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, ICE mandated bed quotas and by a mistaken view that for-profit corporations can provide a cheap solution to a growing
inmate population. As a key component of our criminal justice, operations of prisons and immigrant detention centers, should be carried out by those responsible to the American people with an eye towards keeping us safe, not those responsible only to shareholders
with an eye towards increasing profit margins.

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LAST CALL: Support National Monuments, Co-Sponsor H.Res. 555 by 2:00 P.M. TODAY!

Please join me and stand up for our National Monuments and public lands! The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) lack of transparency in President Trump’s sweeping review of our national monuments has been hypocritical and troubling. To respond, the
Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee introduced a resolution of inquiry (ROI) that requires the administration to formally release a final report and all supporting documents related to the executive order.  You can lend your support by becoming a
co-sponsor of H.Res. 555.

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Support National Monuments, Co-Sponsor House resolution H.Res. 555

Please join me and stand up for our National Monuments and public lands! The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) lack of transparency in President Trump’s sweeping review of our national monuments has been hypocritical and troubling. To respond, the
Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee introduced a resolution of inquiry (ROI) that requires the administration to formally release a final report and all supporting documents related to the executive order.  You can lend your support by becoming a
co-sponsor of H.Res. 555.

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Support National Monuments, Co-Sponsor House resolution H.Res. 555

Please join me and stand up for our National Monuments and public lands! The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) lack of transparency in President Trump’s sweeping review of our national monuments has been hypocritical and troubling. To respond, the
Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee introduced a resolution of inquiry (ROI) that requires the administration to formally release a final report and all supporting documents related to the executive order.  You can lend your support by becoming a
co-sponsor of
H.Res. 555.

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End For-Profit Prisons

With more than 2.2 million people incarcerated today, the United States locks up more of its population than any other country, except the tiny island nation of Seychelles. Mass incarceration destroys lives, families and communities, and disproportionately
impacts African-American and Hispanic communities. Mass incarceration has been fueled by draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, ICE mandated bed quotas and by a mistaken view that for-profit corporations can provide a cheap solution to a growing
inmate population. As a key component of our criminal justice, operations of prisons and immigrant detention centers, should be carried out by those responsible to the American people with an eye towards keeping us safe, not those responsible only to shareholders
with an eye towards increasing profit margins.

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