Articles

Network forms to increase advocacy efforts

The MCC Washington Office recently hosted members of our new network of “volunteer advocacy coordinators” in D.C. for training, networking and advocacy. The network is an effort to increase advocacy throughout the U.S. through engagement with the Washington Office. Coordinators represent the states of California, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. During their time…

Read more Network forms to increase advocacy efforts

Washington E-Memo

Let justice roll like a river: U.S. criminal justice policy Leading the world in incarceration, the U.S. struggles to find a balance between justice and punishment. Since the 1970s, the primary focus of criminal justice policy has been getting criminals off the streets. This has led to a great increase in the number of prisoners,…

Read more Washington E-Memo

Portfolios

Urge your senators to oppose two anti-immigrant bills

Action: Urge your senators to vote “NO” on two anti-immigrant bills that passed the House of Representatives on June 29, 2017. Background: The “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act” (H.R. 3003) would authorize the withholding of federal grant money to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions where local police refuse to act as immigration enforcement officers. To keep our communities safe, all…

Read more Urge your senators to oppose two anti-immigrant bills

Urge diplomacy with North Korea, not war

Tell President Trump to stop escalating threats against North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). Background: In recent days the threats between the U.S. and North Korea have grown extremely worrisome, with President Trump threatening “fire and fury,” saying that U.S. military “solutions” are “locked and loaded” and North Korea threatening to launch a missile towards Guam.…

Read more Urge diplomacy with North Korea, not war

Urge Congress: Support peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel

Last month 15 Christian organizations, including MCC U.S., sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the White House calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and equality for Israelis and Palestinians. The paper states, “Regardless of the underlying political governance structures, equal rights and opportunities must be assured for all…

Read more Urge Congress: Support peace, justice and equality in Palestine and Israel