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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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Colombian CO faces trial

An urgent request from MCC partner, Justapaz: We ask for your solidarity and action on behalf of conscientious objector Jhonatan David Vargas Becerra. On September 4, 2014, he was detained by the National Police in the city of Barrancabermeja, Santander, Colombia. In Colombia military service is mandatory for all men who have turned eighteen. The…

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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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