Action Alerts

Last week was a busy one for health care reform, as one Senate committee and two House committees completed their work marking up legislation. In the House, both the Education and Labor committee and the Ways and Means committee finished their work on the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (HR 3200). The Energy…

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The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, H.R. 2454, as early as tomorrow. The bill, as written, is far from perfect, but is an important first step toward addressing climate change. MCC is supporting the bill but asking representatives to strengthen many provisions – particularly…

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The damage that border walls have caused is alarming. To date, infrastructure has been built across more than 600 miles of our shared international border with Mexico. Walls have separated families, caused damaging floods and erosion, and fractured habitat and migration corridors vital to wildlife that has been pushed to the brink of extinction. Thankfully,…

Read more MCC Action Alert: Phone Calls Needed During Border Wall Lobby Week

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