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On World Refugee Day (June 20) and beyond, ask your members of Congress to work for the rights and dignity of refugees worldwide, including Palestinian refugees, and to restore U.S. funding to UNRWA immediately. Background: World Refugee Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the situation of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. More than…

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Action: Ask your senators to help eradicate Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Background: During a visit to an Ebola intervention center at Butembo in eastern DR Congo in April, World Health Organization leaders urged robust global assistance to contain the Ebola virus. To date, more than 1,200 people have died, many of…

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Ask your representative to co-sponsor a bill in support of Palestinian children’s rights. Background: Each year Israel detains and prosecutes 500-700 Palestinian youth in the West Bank. Human rights organizations have documented the systematic mistreatment and abuse of these children, including torture, blindfolding and lack of access to legal counsel. These practices run counter to…

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Action: Ask your members of Congress to protect the foreign assistance budget.  Take Action  Background: According to the Global Humanitarian Overview, about 135.3 million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance as a result of violent conflicts, disease and natural disasters. On March 11, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2020 budget request that proposes a 24 percent cut…

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Action: Ask your representative to join the call to formally end the Korean War  Take Action  Background: The Korean War, among the longest ongoing conflicts in the world, is at the root of the mistrust and hostility between the U.S. and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK).  In 1953, the parties to the…

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Take Action Background: On February 27, the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8), to require background checks for all firearm sales, including private, online and gun show sales. Polling shows broad public support among both Republicans and Democrats for expanded background checks. A companion bill, S. 42, has been introduced in the Senate…

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