Fortune: To beat COVID-19, working families need a national paid leave program

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As the Senate considers the Heroes Act—a $3 trillion stimulus bill recently passed by the House to stem the spread of COVID-19 and stave off a full-fledged depression—millions of families across America continue to suffer the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. And during this unprecedented time, working families across the country are speaking out about the specific challenges they face,... Read more »

NBC News THINK: The Korean War's 70th anniversary is the right moment to keep promises to Korean Americans

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It has been 70 years since the first North Korean soldiers advanced over the 38th parallel — established as the border between the Soviet-occupied north and the American-occupied south after World War II — and into South Korea on June 25, 1950. By June 27, an American-led U.N. Security Council resolution requested that member nations send troops to assist the South Koreans; by June 30, the first o... Read more »

Fox News Opinion: Reps. Gomez & Woodall: Korean American Day – Let's skip the politics. Congress needs to take these actions

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Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but if the two of us can come together to support these proposals, surely our colleagues can follow our lead and help us enact meaningful reform to support the communities we represent. In 2005, both parties united to unanimously pass legislation recognizing the contributions of Korean Americans and make January 13th “Korean American Day” in honor of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants. Now, let’s honor their descendants by prioritizing policies that improve the quality of life of Korean American families and the communities they call home. Read more »

The Hill: Ensuring everyone pays their fair share

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This shouldn’t be a difficult decision for Congress to make. There’s no defense for continuing to allow the ultra-rich to pay little to nothing at all on millions of dollars in unearned wealth while the working class supports our country. Read more »

Newsweek: We are A U.S. Congressman and a U.S. citizen, and border agents built a cage around us

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The refugees turning to us at the border are risking a dangerous journey out of desperation to reach safety and build a better life. Our country has always been strong and secure enough to welcome them. The true threat to us is not families and children asking for help; it's the Trump administration's attack on core American values of family, fairness and compassion, and the blatant disregard for the rule of rule of law by those who are sworn to uphold it. Read more »

NBC News THINK: Trump's immigration reform architect Stephen Miller operates beyond oversight. A Democratic House can fix that.

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We finally have an opportunity to correct our country’s dark course, to provide light to those who have been forced into the shadows since President Trump assumed office. Voting is a chance for us to raise our collective voices in opposition to those who see our diversity as our downfall. Together, we can strip Miller and many in this administration of their unchecked power and put some portion of it back where it belongs: In the hands of the people. Read more »

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