Washington E-Memo

January 7, 2019 Looking back at 2018 and ahead to 2019 As we begin 2019, we are grateful for the advocacy work that we have been able to do together with you over the past year. We celebrated reforms to our criminal justice system, legislation on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the renewal of…

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Oppose border walls and fences

Action: Urge your members of Congress to oppose funding for border walls and fences.  Make a call Background: With a partial government shutdown that began on December 21, 2018, Congress continues to debate how much, if any, funding to provide for new fences and walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump is calling for more than $5…

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Support the people of Gaza

Tell Congress and the White House: Restore humanitarian assistance to Gaza, call for end to blockade   Background: After 11 years of isolation and an Israeli-imposed blockade, Gaza is facing “an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.” Ninety-six percent of Gaza’s water is unsafe to drink. Gaza’s two million residents have 4-5 hours per day of electricity and…

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