Veterans Town Hall

We are writing to ask you to join us in continuing a new Veterans Day tradition, the Vets Town Hall, that helps bridge the divide between veterans and their communities. These gatherings provide a forum for veterans to share the pride, grief, or
quiet appreciation of the life that war bestowed upon them, and for non-veterans to listen and to learn. Please join us on Veterans Day 2019, by hosting a Vets Town Hall in your district.

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Cosponsor the CHANCE to Prepare Workers for the 21st Century Economy

In 2017 alone, the technology industry contributed more than $1.5 trillion to the U.S. economy, employed more than 11.5 million workers, and added more than 200,000 new jobs. Despite these impressive numbers, more than 500,000 tech jobs are unfilled during
any given 90 day period. We frequently hear from large and small businesses that there simply aren’t enough qualified workers to fill these positions.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2417 – the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2019

This July will mark the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, groundbreaking legislation that extended civil rights law to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. We have made significant progress since
this bill was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, but still have a long way to go when it comes to fully integrating people with disabilities into our communities. One such example of where we are failing is in the field of healthcare; people with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) experience poorer health outcomes, shortened life expectancies, and lack access to even the most basic forms of care when compared to the non-disabled population.

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