Oppose the Erasure of LGBT People from Federal Surveys

Over the course of the last 16 months, federal surveys and other data collections have slowly stopped asking about sexual orientation and/or gender identity (SOGI). This includes data collection about teen crime victims, homeless youth, and older Americans.
These questions ask respondents to voluntarily disclose their SOGI to help inform policy making. Rolling back these data collections weakens the limited data the federal government currently collects and ultimately makes it harder to effectively address the
needs of LGBT people.

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BRIEFING: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters, proposed cuts and why we must strengthen current law

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn more about the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters and why we should work to strengthen current law. We will take a deeper look into proposed cuts which would weaken
the program that has shielded millions of seniors and families from living in poverty.

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BRIEFING: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters, proposed cuts and why we must strengthen current law

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn more about the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters and why we should work to strengthen current law. We will take a deeper look into proposed cuts which would weaken
the program that has shielded millions of seniors and families from living in poverty.

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BRIEFING: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters, proposed cuts and why we must strengthen current law

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn more about the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters and why we should work to strengthen current law. We will take a deeper look into proposed cuts which would weaken
the program that has shielded millions of seniors and families from living in poverty.

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BRIEFING: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters, proposed cuts and why we must strengthen current law

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn more about the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, who it benefits, why it matters and why we should work to strengthen current law. We will take a deeper look into proposed cuts which would weaken
the program that has shielded millions of seniors and families from living in poverty.

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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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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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