Become a Cosponsor of the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA)

Last year in May the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they would be closing their doors due to overwhelming concerns regarding public safety and the welfare of traveling exotic animals. In the wake of this announcement, the actions of
SeaWorld to end performing orca shows and breeding, and similar measures enacted by thirty-four diverse countries around the world and 63 American cities and counties, we believe that it is time to end the abusive and unsafe practices of traveling circuses
in the United States.

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Cosponsor EAT for Health Act

Our crises of diet-related diseases are well-documented. Two-thirds of adults in the United States are currently overweight, half of whom are obese. One in three children is now overweight, and one-fifth of children are obese. 70 percent of Americans die
from chronic disease strongly linked to diet – heart disease, stroke, and even some cancers. According to the CDC, in 2008 direct medical costs associated with obesity totaled $147 billion. Obesity is a gateway to many other chronic diseases, including Type
2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

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Native American Suicide Prevention Act

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-34 year old Native American and Alaskan Natives [AI/AN], and for ages 15- 34, it is 1.5 times higher than the national average for that age group. Please join us in cosponsoring the
Native American Suicide Prevention Act to help put an end to this public health crisis.  

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LAST CALL: Original Co-Sponsor of 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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VOTE NO on Poe Amendment #116 to NDAA – Militarizes Border Communities

I ask that you join me in voting NO on the Poe Amendment to the NDAA which would further militarize border communities. This amendment would provide DOD 1033 program preference to federal, state, and local law enforcement requesting drones, night vision
goggles, and Humvees for border enforcement. As a Member of Congress that represents a district that includes 300 miles of the U.S./Mexico border, my constituents have directly seen the impacts of border militarization. These efforts are wasteful and ineffective.
Please read the information provided by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) who is also opposing this amendment.

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END PRISONS FOR PROFITS: Deadline at 3 PM TODAY

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 PRISONS FOR PROFITS: Originals Deadline 3 PM TODAY

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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