Action Alerts

Last year, four hurricanes and tropical storms – Fay Gustav, Hanna and Ike – struck Haiti, resulting in 800 deaths, the destruction of 600,000 homes and a 15% contraction of the Haitian economy. (To get a sense of the devastation this caused, consider this: it would take 8-10 Hurricane Katrinas to cause the U.S. economy…

Read more Help Grant Temporary Protection Status to Haitians in the United States

On February 26, 2009 a bipartisan group of 72 Members of Congress called on World Bank President Robert Zoellick to immediately suspend all scheduled debt repayments from Haiti and grant complete debt cancellation to the impoverished nation. Haiti currently sends $1.6 million to the World Bank every month while thousands of Haitians starve and the…

Read more Update: 72 Members of Congress Call for Haiti Debt Relief

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)  have written a letter to World Bank President Robert Zoellick, urging him to suspend all further debt service payments from Haiti and grant the nation complete debt cancellation.  Rep. Waters is asking her colleagues in the House of Representatives to join her…

Read more Cancel Haiti’s Debt

“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Luke 12:34 The incoming Obama administration faces massive challenges. The U.S. economy is now officially in a state of recession affecting thousands of American households. At the same time the impact of the U.S. financial crisis is being felt most heavily in the most…

Read more What’s on Your Heart?

MCC is receiving distressing news from our brothers and sisters in Tierralta, which is located in the province of Cordoba on the northern coast of Colombia. Ongoing paramilitary-military collusion, paramilitary violence, intimidation and control, and continued armed activity of rearmed demobilized groups are the current everyday reality for our brothers and sisters in that region.

This week, the Senate is debating America’s Climate Security Act (S.3036), co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman (I), Connecticut and Warner (R), Virginia. The bill is a critical first step toward addressing global climate change. We urge the Senate to continue this path and take meaningful and measurable steps to strengthen the legislation as it moves forward.…

Read more MCC Action Alert: Climate Change Bill Before the Senate This Week