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Rep. John Conyers, Jr. represents Michigan’s 13th District. He is the the first African-American to serve as the most senior member of Congress, and is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee. He is a Founding Member and the Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). He sponsored H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act; H.R. 1000, the Full Employment and Training Act; H.R. 3541, the Full Employment Federal Reserve Act; H.R. 2714, the Employ Young Americans Now Act; H.R. 1933, the End Racial Profiling Act; and H.R. 1459, the Democracy Restoration Act.
Rep. Keith Ellison is a Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). He represents Minnesota's vibrant and ethnically diverse 5th District. His message of inclusivity resonates throughout the District. His priorities are: promoting peace, prosperity for working families, environmental sustainability, and civil and human rights. He sponsored H.R. 3164, the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act; H.R. 1464 the Inclusive Prosperity Act (The Robin Hood Tax); H.R. 3276, the Same Day Registration Act; and H.R. 3277 the Voter Access Protection Act.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva is a Co-Chair of the CPC. He is a champion on the environment, Native American rights, immigrants' rights, and abolishing for profit-prisons. In 1988, he was elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, where he served for 15 years. He resigned from the Board to run for Congress in Arizona's 7th District. Rep. Grijalva sponsored H. Res. 540, the gold standard Zero Climate Emissions Resolution; and H.R. 3543, the Justice is Not for Sale Act.
Rep. Barbara Lee represents California’s 13th District. She is a former Co-Chair of the CPC, and a former Chief of Staff for the legendary Rep. Ron Dullums. She Chairs the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity; and the Social Work Caucus. She is Vice Chair of the LGBT Caucus; and Chairs the Peace and Security Task Force of the CPC. She sponsored H.R. 3712, the Improving Access to Mental Health Act; and H.R. 2972, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act.
Rep. Jim McGovern represents Massachusetts's 2nd District. He Co-Chairs the House Hunger Caucus, the Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology, and the Home Health Caucus. He is a champion in the effort to overturn Citizens United, get money out of politics, and protect SNAP (food stamp) benefits. He is the second ranking Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee, and serves on the House Agriculture Committee. He sponsored H.J. Res. 23, a Constitutional Amendment to establish that money is not speech, and corporations are not people.
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