Washington E-Memo

Help us pass criminal justice reforms! President Donald Trump recently voiced his support for a bipartisan criminal justice bill, a revised First Step Act that would provide sentencing and prison reforms. The First Step Act would curb mandatory minimums for many low-level drug crimes, providing judges with more discretion over individual cases. The bill also aims to eliminate the…

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Advocacy network implements immigration activities at home

Ariana Martinez Lott organizes advocacy events about immigration in her home community of Fresno, California, with the encouragement of a year-old advocacy network organized by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Washington Office. In the past year, Martinez Lott has led several initiatives to educate nearby churches and her broader community on immigration, including a…

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Urge your representatives in Congress to take action on hunger in Haiti.

Tell Congress you don’t agree with the Administration’s proposal to cut the very budget which has helped to bolster Haiti’s food security and disaster preparedness in recent years. Background: Haiti needs continued international support and technical assistance in order to bolster food production and prepare for increasingly destructive hurricanes.Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti,…

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Support global health programs

 Take Action Urge your members of Congress to sustain funding to the Global Fund and PEPFAR Background: Since President George W. Bush’s administration, the U.S. has supported the Global Fund and President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The programs fund medication, care, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis, malaria and HIV and AIDS. It is estimated that Global Fund…

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