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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.…

Read more Urge diplomacy with North Korea, not war

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

Action: Please call your representative and urge her/him to vote NO on this counterproductive measure at (202) 224-3121. Background: Later this week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a “security minibus” budget package which includes $1.6 billion for additional fencing and wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A wall along our southwest border is not only expensive and ineffective,…

Read more Tell your representative to vote “NO” on border wall funding

The United States has an important role in supporting the full implementation of the peace accords in Colombia. Tell your members of Congress to fully support lasting peace, truth and justice in Colombia with development focused assistance and diplomatic engagement. Background: Peace accord implementation is moving ahead in Colombia. Significant progress has been made in…

Read more Tell Congress to support lasting peace in Colombia

Tell Congress you don’t agree with the Administration’s proposal to cut the very budget which has helped to bolster Haiti’s food security and disaster preparedness in recent years. Background: Haiti needs continued international support and technical assistance in order to bolster food production and prepare for increasingly destructive hurricanes.Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti,…

Read more Urge your representatives in Congress to take action on hunger in Haiti.

Ask your member of Congress to support international poverty-focused assistance. Background: On March 16, the president released a budget request and blueprint that proposes deep cuts to humanitarian and development assistance, as well as peace-building programs, while increasing overall military spending by $54 billion. The proposed cuts could result in as many as 40 million people…

Read more Support global poverty programs

Action: Send a letter to President Trump and your members of Congress urging them to ensure that the federal government response to mothers and children seeking safety in the U.S. is compassionate and humane. Background: In recent years, there has been an increase in mothers with children – and teenagers traveling without family – coming…

Read more Urge President Trump and members of Congress to protect women and children from Central America