Tell the White House—US Should Be a Safe Place for Refugees

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): Thursday night, President Trump responded to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its own people by bombing an air base in Syria.  President Trump said of the chemical attack: “It … Continued

Supports for Individuals with Disabilities Are at Risk

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/issues/work-supports/in-focus/supports-for-individuals-with-disabilities-are-at-risk March 15, 2017 By Nune Phillips  The American Health Care Act (AHCA), sweeping legislation that would undo historic health care gains, is being rushed through Congress by House Republicans. If passed, it would have devastating consequences for vulnerable … Continued

Tell Congress to Oppose Funding for Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force & Detention Centers

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): Background: President Trump has issued multiple executive orders that target immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and Muslims. Plans are being made to build a border wall and more detention centers, and our undocumented community members have been … Continued

Though Temporarily Blocked, Act to Tell Our Senators to Stop the Muslim Ban from Harming Families

From Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnestyusa.org): Fatima’s sons narrowly survived bombs and bullets in Yemen. They hid under the stairs as bombs rained down on their neighborhood. They survived on stale bread and water. Eventually, they literally made a run for … Continued

National Council of Churches’ Statement on Anti-Semitic Incidents

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): WASHINGTON: The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled such acts. We stand firmly with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time. As a … Continued

Practicing Civic Courage in Our Time

Posted at https://www.everyday-democracy.org/news/practicing-civic-courage-age-civic-anxiety Author: Martha McCoy February 14, 2017 The day after the election, we shared a piece by our board member Peter Levine, in which he called for civic courage. As division, uncertainty, and anxiety continue to grow, I find … Continued

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