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About us

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! In the August issue, get policy updates on the Central American migration crisis, aid transparency in Haiti, criminal justice reforms and veterans affairs in the U.S.

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Articles

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Above and beyond peace accords

Charissa Zehr shares her thoughts on supporting the peace processes in Colombia: We stand with partner organizations and churches in Colombia who want to see an end to the violence in their communities and an end to damaging policies in the “war on drugs” that address only symptoms, not root causes. We support our Colombian…

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Keep on loving each other

What’s bringing so many children and families to decide a dangerous trip, not accompanied by parents and smuggled into the U.S. with an uncertain future, is better than their alternatives? Our domestic policy intern, Lauren Davis, provides a helpful insight to the humanitarian crisis in Central America: The root causes of the current exodus of…

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Urge your representative to support immigration reform

Action: Urge your Representative to support immigration reform legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship, reunites families, and does NOT further militarize the border. Call the Capitol Switchboard or find your Representative’s direct line. Sample script: “I am from [City, State, Congregation], and I urge the Representative to support immigration reform that creates a path…

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