We spend how much?

The United States leads the world in defense spending, something that Republicans and Democrats alike have contributed to over the years.  Just how much does our government spend? Military spending is projected to come close to $600 billion in the 2015 fiscal year, which is by far the most of any country in the world.…

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Colombian advocates in Washington

Ahead of the Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg, PA this week, a number of MCC partners are taking advantage of their time in the U.S. to do some advocacy in Washington D.C. We were delighted to host colleagues from Justapaz and Mencoldes last week. We met with many different offices to talk about the current…

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End family detention

Action: Send a letter to President Obama urging him to end family detention. Background: Last year, more than 60,000 mothers and children fled their homes in Central America and came to the U.S. seeking asylum (another 60,000 children traveled without a parent). A combination of factors have contributed to this migration, including domestic violence, gang…

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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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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the…

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