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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021
Everything is strange this year, including tax day, which has been moved to May 17th due to the pandemic. But don’t worry, we have some actions to get you excited about taxes!
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Trans rights are human rights.

May 14, 2021
It’s only April, yet already in 2021 more than thirty states have introduced anti-trans laws that endanger the lives of trans youth. We must ensure trans and LGBTQ youth have access to healthcare in every state.
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Seven Years of Lyme

May 13, 2021
I'm not a layperson. I wasn't lost in the healthcare system. I know healthcare from the inside out. I have been a nurse for 17 years. I researched every doctor before scheduling an appointment. I prepared a list of questions and concerns for each doctor's visit. Yet the outcome was the same as any other patient's story that results in misdiagnosis.
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What questions do you have about the COVID-19 vaccines?

May 11, 2021
Don’t be shy! If you have a question about COVID-19 vaccines, then there surely are also many others who have that same question, too. Share your questions with us and we’ll work to get them answered.
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day

May 5, 2021
Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as...
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Juntos Podemos

En Tiempos de Incertidumbre, Comprometámonos este Día de las Madres, a Mantener a Nuestros Hijos a Salvo

May 5, 2021
Ser madre soltera es difícil. Hacer el mismo trabajo durante una pandemia mundial ha sido una tarea aparentemente imposible que se ha logrado llevar a cabo día a día. En marzo de 2020, me encontraba haciendo mis maletas para realizar uno de mis múltiples viajes habituales a Washington, D.C. por mi...
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URGENT: North Carolina lawmakers considering a bill to outlaw vaccine requirements

May 4, 2021
There is a new bill that is dangerous for public health being considered by the NC General Assembly that needs your urgent attention! House Bill 558 would make it unlawful to mandate vaccinations against ANY illness for schools, child care, and health care professionals and settings—including COVID...
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Quick signature! Tell Congress to lower drug prices now

May 4, 2021
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and...
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It's Time to #BanMenthol

April 27, 2021
As April comes to a close, a key public health deadline is approaching – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has until April 29, 2021 to decide whether it will move forward in removing menthol cigarettes from the market. The vast majority of Black American smokers – 85% - use menthol cigarettes,...
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