CLOSING TODAY: Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole, 36, and Robert Walker, 30, climbed inside a garbage truck amid putrefying trash and dead chickens in a driving rain and were crushed to death when the compactor malfunctioned. Twelve days later,
frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and disrespect for its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole, 36, and Robert Walker, 30, climbed inside a garbage truck amid putrefying trash and dead chickens in a driving rain and were crushed to death when the compactor malfunctioned. Twelve days later,
frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and disrespect for its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Closing Today – Express Concerns with Medicaid Work Requirements

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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Sign On Letter: Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements’ Administrative Burden

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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Resolution Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole, 36, and Robert Walker, 30, climbed inside a garbage truck amid putrefying trash and dead chickens in a driving rain and were crushed to death when the compactor malfunctioned. Twelve days later,
frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and disrespect for of its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.

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Sign On Letter: Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements’ Administrative Burden

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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Letter: Oppose Medicaid Work Requirements’ Administrative Burden

Please join me in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Mediciad Services (CMS) expressing concerns with the Medicaid work requirement’s administrative burden.  This misguided policy will allocate resources away from providing care to recipients
while simultaneously reducing the number of insured Americans. Furthermore, it goes against the federal Medicaid statue and circumvents Congressional intent.

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Cosponsor the Safer Streets Act!

I invite you to cosponsor the Safer Streets Act (H.R.4767) which creates a new grant program that focuses on violent crime in our local communities.  Reducing violent crime should be a priority for the federal government.

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Cosponsor the Safer Streets Act!

I invite you to cosponsor the Safer Streets Act which creates a new grant program that focuses on violent crime in our local communities.  Reducing violent crime should be a priority for the federal government.

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