Category Archives: Take Action

#GetTheHouseInOrder on Immigration Reform During Recess

From the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (http://www.civilrights.org): Take Action: When it comes to immigration reform, it is time to #GetTheHouseInOrder. This August when members of Congress are home for the summer break, flood their local offices and … Continue reading

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Pushing Release of CIA Torture Report, Senators Threaten Use of Special Rule

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/07/29/pushing-release-cia-torture-report-senators-threaten-use-special-rule Rarely-used resolution may allow Senate to declassify documents without presidential approval By Nadia Prupis, staff writer (Photo: Global Panorama) U.S. Senators are considering using a special rule to compel the White House to reveal the information from their … Continue reading

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Sign Interfaith Power & Light Petition to Stop Media Offering Equal Time to Climate Deniers

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): Did you see recently that the BBC ordered staff to stop giving equal airtime to climate change deniers and other scientific experts with a “marginal opinion”? It’s time we encouraged the U.S. media, such … Continue reading

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Protect our National Forests

From the National Wildlife Federation Every year, over 160 million individuals head to our national forests and grasslands. Visitors come to national forests to enjoy many different forms of recreation, or just to relax and de-stress. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Emergency Funding for Humanitarian Crisis of Children at Our Borders

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): In what has become a true humanitarian crisis, nearly 60,000 refugees, mostly unaccompanied children, have come to the U.S. this year alone. This Wednesday, July 30, the Senate is expected to vote on … Continue reading

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Support Keeping Social Security Accessible

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): The Social Security Administration (SSA) is rapidly implementing a critically flawed and poorly understood series of office closings and service reductions at exactly the same time as more and more Americans rely on the Social … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representatives to Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act

From the Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): Many U.S. workers have come to rely on and expect an annual wage increase from their employers. Indeed, the practice of annual cost of living increases and raises came into … Continue reading

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Contact Congress to Support Unaccompanied Minors at the Border

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (http://www.elca.org): I John 3:18: “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” Contact your members of Congress at http://capwiz.com/elca/issues/alert/?alertid=63286196 to support unaccompanied minors at the border! On July … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor Needed to Protect Children Fleeing Violence in Central America

We are at a critical time as we work to protect the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing escalating violence and exploitation in Central America. We need your voice to be heard in the halls of Congress AND in … Continue reading

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The Power Project to Support Electrification in Africa is Here—Send Letters to Senators in Support

From ONE (http://www.one.org): Last month, the Senate introduced the Energize Africa Act, S. 2508 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2508), which has now been reported out of committee. This legislation, passed in the Senate as Electrify Africa, will provide electricity to 50 million people in sub-Saharan … Continue reading

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