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Take Action   Ask your members of Congress to cut funding for detention, deportations and walls. Background: As Congress debates spending bills for Fiscal Year 2020 – and a temporary continuing resolution – it is important to encourage your members to reduce funding for detention, deportations and border militarization. For the current fiscal year, Congress funded an average daily…

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Action: Ask Congress to support efforts to improve global nutrition. Background: After years of decline, there is worrying evidence that global hunger is increasing again, with 821 million people undernourished in 2017, driven largely by conflict and climate change. Lack of access to food and inadequate nutritional variety cause undernourishment, obesity and disease. Currently 151…

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Action: Ask your representative 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 2,000 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: Please encourage your senators to support legislation to reduce gun violence. 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.…

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Tell Congress and the White House: Restore humanitarian assistance to Gaza, call for end to blockade Background: After 12 years of isolation and an Israeli-imposed blockade, Gaza is facing “an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.” Ninety-six percent of Gaza’s water is unsafe to drink. Gaza’s two million residents have approximately 12 hours per day of electricity and…

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