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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Support negotiated deal with Iran

Urge your Members of Congress to support a negotiated deal with Iran. Background: On April 2, the U.S. and five other nations announced a framework agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Now the goal is to reach a final agreement by the end of June. A final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program would be a…

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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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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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