Stop School Closures in Puerto Rico

On April 5, Puerto Rico’s Secretary of Education announced that the Island would be closing 280 schools by the end of the summer. The closings will affect nearly 60,000 students and 6,000 teachers. This will have a devastating impact on families, as the
Island works to recover from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria.

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Co-Sponsor the LGBT Data Inclusion Act

LGBT data collection has been under attack from the new administration. In 2017, 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, 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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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES – CLOSING TODAY @ 12PM

Please join me in sending the letter below to support an increase in funding to at least $186.6 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business community
to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES – CLOSING SOON

Please join me in sending the letter below to support an increase in funding to at least $186.6 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business community
to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

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LAST CALL: Support Funding for the High School Equivalency Program and College Assistance Migrant Program

Children of farmworker migrant and seasonal workers are some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk students in the country. They have one of the highest drop-out rates and encounter tremendous obstacles in completing high school and pursuing higher education.
For nearly 50 years, the HEP/CAMP program has been successful in helping to close the access and completion gaps for many farmworker migrant and seasonal worker students by providing tutoring and other services and assistance to help them succeed in higher
education.   

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EXTENDED: Support Funding for the High School Equivalency and College Assistance Migrant Programs!

Children of farmworker migrant and seasonal workers are some of the most disadvantaged and at-risk students in the country. They have one of the highest drop-out rates and encounter tremendous obstacles in completing high school and pursuing higher education.
For nearly 50 years, the HEP/CAMP program has been successful in helping to close the access and completion gaps for many farmworker migrant and seasonal worker students by providing tutoring and other services and assistance to help them succeed in higher
education.   

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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES

Please join me in sending the letter below to support an increase in funding to at least $186.6 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business community
to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

Read More

SUPPORT FUNDING FOR OUR NATION’S LIBRARIES

Please join me in sending the letter below to support an increase in funding to at least $186.6 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health and Human
Services, and Education Appropriations bill. LSTA, which was authorized in 1996, provides grants for libraries in every state to support summer reading programs, develop resources for families with differently abled children, work with local business community
to expand their online presence, and acquire technology tools to close the “digital gap” in rural and underserved communities, among many other initiatives.

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