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Welcome to Washington Memo, the blog of Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office! Our office is part of Mennonite Central Committee U.S., working as a Mennonite and Brethren in Christ presence on Capitol Hill. By being in touch with MCC staff around the world, we can better advocate for U.S. government policies that make for…

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Immigration: Central American migration to the U.S.

Take action now *** Action alert: Protect children and families fleeing violence *** Sign up to receive action alerts Donate to MCC programs serving Central American migrants Resources Toolkits Pastor’s toolkit: How do we talk about the children and families who are fleeing violence in Central America? List of August recess toolkits Small group resources Small group…

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E-memo newsletter

Want to learn more? Check out the latest issue of the E-Memo, a monthly e-newsletter from the Washington Office! September 8, 2014: Legislative updates on the Food for Peace Reform Act, Syria, Iraq, and immigration. Also, upcoming events, recent articles and action alerts, new resources, and more. August 12, 2014: Updates on Central American migration,…

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Call Congress on Syria amendments

Call your Members of Congress today to ask them to oppose training and equipping members of the Syrian opposition. Background: The House is expected to vote today, and the Senate tomorrow, on whether to grant the Obama administration expanded authority to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition. The Obama administration requested this authority earlier…

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Sign the Faith Climate Petition

Action: Sign the Faith Climate Petition and urge our political leaders to address climate change now. Background: Around the world, faith communities and people of faith are coming together to call on political leaders to address climate change issues. Join their voice as we call on our political leaders in the United States to help…

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