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Remember those who are in prison Email your members of Congress to let them know that you support the health and well-being of incarcerated people. Background: COVID-19 has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of certain populations, including people who are incarcerated. Social distancing and hand washing are difficult to implement in jail or prison, as cells are often…

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Advocacy is a powerful opportunity for us to engage decision makers from a faith-based perspective and to show love for our neighbor in a tangible way. There are many ways to do advocacy work, including writing letters to members of Congress, visiting congressional offices, and using social media as an advocacy tool. Here are some…

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Senate passes resolution on global malnutrition On January 14 the Senate approved a resolution, sponsored by Sen. Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Coons (D-Del.), to encourage greater efforts by the United States to end maternal and child malnutrition globally. Annually 2.6 million children die as a result of undernutrition, representing 45% of all child deaths. The World Health Organization reports that in…

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More people in the United States die from gun violence than HIV, Parkinson’s disease, malnutrition, hypertension and other medical conditions, but gun violence receives less funding for research. Medical professionals have been advocating for funding that would empower the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health to research gun violence as a public health crisis.…

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At Ali Quapu Palace in Isfahan Iran. MCC photo/Daryl Byler More congressional votes could be coming on Iran Last Thursday the House passed a war powers resolution to limit the ability of the president to carry out military action against Iran. See how your member voted. The risk of immediate war between the U.S. and Iran…

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