Category Archives: Take Action

Urge Your Representative to Sign On to End Family Detention

Maria Rosa fled Honduras with her 9-year-old son, Yoandri, to escape brutal domestic violence.  Yet, when they arrived at the U.S. border seeking protection, they were subjected to a different kind of cruelty.  Maria and Yoandri were locked up in … Continue reading

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Call for an End to Immigrant Detention

The whole terrain of the immigration debate is shifting right now. We’re in a moment when institutions we couldn’t imagine being moveable are suddenly called into question. Add your name to those calling for immigrant detention to be put in … Continue reading

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Urge the Senate Not to Fast Track Fast Track

From the Citizens Trade Campaign (http://www.citizenstrade.org): U.S. trade policy could be a means of promoting economic justice, human rights, healthy communities and a sound environment — but not if Congress provides a Fast Track rubber-stamp to corporate trade deals like … Continue reading

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Support the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is America’s main tool for creating and preserving affordable homes for low income households, including working families, veterans, people with special needs, and seniors.  Since its creation in … Continue reading

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Urge Our Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Setting children up for success means giving them a strong start. It means ensuring that they have access to high-quality early childhood education programs so they can get set on a path to … Continue reading

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June is Torture Awareness Month—Get Involved

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This June, as we commemorate Torture Awareness Month, we mark the 28th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Against Torture and honor the leadership of survivors of torture. We invite you to … Continue reading

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End Child Labor in Tobacco Fields

From the First Focus Campaign for Children (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Did you know child labor is alive and well in our country? We know it’s hard to believe, but over 500,000 children and teenagers work in agriculture, one of the most dangerous … Continue reading

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Check Out New Reports on Stopping Torture in U.S. Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): We encourage you to share two new reports of vital importance to our work to stop torture in U.S. prisons, jails and detention centers: Solitary Confinement: Common Misconceptions and Emerging Safe Alternatives, … Continue reading

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Support the Green Climate Fund and Protect Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): It’s a fact: Climate change inflicts the most damage on those who contributed the least to causing it. From the low-lying Maldives to famine in East Africa, the world’s poor are bearing the brunt … Continue reading

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Day of Action on U.S. Drone Strikes—May 15, National

Friday, May 15, 2015 Call the Capitol switchboard toll free at (877) 429-0678 Ask for your Representative and Senators Casey and Toomey. Tell the offices you are concerned about drone strikes. NOTE: You can also call the offices directly—find contact information at https://hq.salsalabs.com/https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5415/getLocal.jsp. … Continue reading

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