Actions for June

Email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514 Press releases
Email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238 Press releases
Email Rep. Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916 News

    1. Contact our senators and thank them for voting to begin debate on S. 4381, the Right to Contraception Act. The bill would Only two Republicans (Murkowski and Collins) joined the Democrats in voting in favor. Nine Republicans and Bob Menendez (I-NJ) (presumably because he was at his trial for bribery)  didn’t vote. The final tally was 51-39, with the filibuster again showing how un-democratic the Senate is.
    2. Contact Sen. Murray and thank her for working with Thom Tillis (R-NC) to introduce the Purple Heart Veterans Education Act (no number assigned yet). Veterans who receive Purple Hearts while in service can transfer their education benefits to their children, but veterans who receive Purple Hearts after they’ve left military service cannot. This discrepancy was brought to Sen. Murray’s attention by a constituent who was medically discharged before receiving his Purple Heart and therefore, could not transfer his education benefits to his children. Sen. Murray’s bill corrects the discrepancy. Learn more here.
    3. Contact our members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor and pass The Enhancing Oversight to End Discrimination in Policing Act, (no number has been assigned yet) led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and in the House by Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA). The bill would strengthen the power of state attorneys general to launch investigations into police departments involved in civil rights violations if the Justice Department fails to act on them. Read about the bill here. (No number has been assigned to this bill yet.)
    4. Contact Rep. Kilmer and ask him to co-sponsor the Presidential Ethics Reform Act, (no number assigned yet) introduced by Rep. Katie Porter (D) and James Comer (R-KY). The bill would require the president and vice president to disclose tax returns for two years preceding office, any foreign payments received, family members accompanying them on official travel and conflicts of interest. Learn more here.
    5. Contact Rep. Kilmer and urge him to co-sponsor H.R.8081, the DISGRACED Former Protectees Act, introduced on April 19 by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and H.R.5812, the No Glory for Hate Act introduced on Sept. 29, 2023 by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA). Rep. Thompson’s bill would stop Secret Service protection for a protectee when they are sentenced for a state or federal crime that carries a penalty of at least one year in prison. Rep. Sanchez’s bill would bar a president who had been impeached twice or been convicted of a state or federal crime “relating to actions taken in an official capacity” as president from getting any of the usual post-presidency perks except Secret Service protection. The bill would also bar using federal funds to create a memorial for or name any federal building or property after a former president who had been impeached twice or was a felon. Such a president would also be prohibited from being buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Learn more about Rep. Thompson’s bill here and more about Rep. Sanchez’s bill here.  

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