Gift of a Congressional Gold Medal to Simeon Booker

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 812, a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to African-American journalist Simeon Booker to recognize his pioneering achievements in journalism and his dedication to documenting untold stories of the Civil Rights Movement
and Vietnam War. This is a great way to honor his 99th birthday in the month of August. 

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Cosponsor the HR 2544 the Teacher Health and Wellness Act

High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. Teachers with high levels of stress are less effective in raising student achievement than their healthier peers. According to a 2014 Gallup survey, 46 percent of teachers experience high daily
stress during the school year. This percentage is tied for the highest rate of high daily stress among occupations. Stress affects the physical health of teachers which compromises teaching performance and negatively impacts student well-being. Elementary
school teachers who have greater stress and show more symptoms of depression create classroom environments that are less conducive to learning.

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Cosponsor the ENRICH Act HR 1413

There is no doubt that healthcare spending in the United States continues to rise around the nation. Cardiovascular disease cost Americans 555 billion dollars in 2016, and costs from chronic disease treatment account for over 75 percent of total national
health spending. Many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and stroke are linked to dietary and lifestyle choices. Raising awareness and increasing nutrition and physical activity education can help improve many American’s diets and help reduce
these risks of these chronic diseases.

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