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

Army Corps of Engineers Denies Critical Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline

Posted at https://twitter.com/billmckibben Great news! After months of peaceful protests by Standing Rock Sioux and supporters, the Army Corps of Engineers has denied the permit for a critical piece of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have rejected the oil companies’ … Continued

Call on the President to Protect the Standing Rock Reservation

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org): On the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, a sacred gathering has grown. Thousands of people have travelled to the Standing Rock Reservation to stand in solidarity with our Native brothers and … Continued

Helpful Information from the Women’s Refugee Commission

Sharing resources provided by the Women’s Refugee Commission that could be helpful for your organizations in the near future… Make a Plan: Migrant Parents’ Guide to Preventing Family Separation: https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/rights/gbv/resources/1031-make-a-plan-migrant-parents-guide-to-preventing-family-separation-english. ICE’s Parental Interests Directive: Helping Families Caught Between the Immigration and … Continued

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