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Action: Urge Congress to support a robust foreign assistance budget Background: There are ongoing global crises, including an unprecedented 65.6 million people forcefully displaced from their homes by conflict, persecution and natural disaster. Globally, about 815 million people are hungry and undernourished. On February 12, the president released a budget request for fiscal year 2019 that proposes a drastic…

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Encourage your representative to co-sponsor H.R. 4391, to end Israeli military abuses against Palestinian children. Background: Each year Israel detains hundreds of Palestinian youth, many of whom are subject to abuse and sometimes torture. Israel is the only country that systematically prosecutes youth in a military court system. The impact of these traumatizing experiences stays with the youth and their families for years to…

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View this action alert in Spanish. Action: Urge your members of Congress to support a “clean” Dream Act Background: On Sept. 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in six months. The DACA program provides protection from deportation and work permits to nearly 700,000 youth and young adults…

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Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act Background: A mother and father in Texas face deportation after U.S. Border Patrol officers initiated removal proceedings at a Texas hospital where the couple sought emergency care for their infant. The actions of the Border Patrol officers clearly violate the federal government’s own policy which prohibits immigration…

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Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Dream Act Background: On Sept. 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be terminated in six months. The DACA program has provided protection from deportation and work permits to nearly 800,000 youth and young adults who were brought to the U.S.…

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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.…

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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…

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