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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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Ask your members of Congress to oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 1697, S. 720). Background: Earlier this month leaders representing 17 Christian organizations and denominations, including MCC U.S. and Mennonite Church USA, sent a letter to all members of Congress calling on them to oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bills (H.R. 1697, S.720), which were introduced in…

Read more Tell Congress: Oppose the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

Ask Congress to support an end to the Gaza blockade and to provide U.S. diplomatic support for the reconciliation process between Palestinian factions. Background: Last week the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and the Hamas authorities in Gaza signed a reconciliation deal to end the decade of division between the two groups. The new agreement is…

Read more Urge Congress to support an end to the Gaza blockade and Palestinian unity efforts

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…

Read more Urge your members of Congress to support the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act

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.…

Read more Tell Congress to support the Dream Act

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

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