Victims of Human Trafficking Are Not Criminals—Act to Protect Them

From UUPLAN (http://www.uuplan.com/): The Council supports SB 554 – Safe Harbor in Human Trafficking.  This bill would send minors who are victims of sex trafficking to treatment rather than prosecuting them. The bill was introduced by Senator Greenleaf and has … Continued

National Religious Campaign Against Torture Seeks Director of U.S. Prisons Program

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) seeks a full-time Director of U.S. Prisons Program to coordinate national interfaith organizing and strategic state and federal advocacy for its interfaith members working to end the torture of solitary confinement in U.S. … Continued

Tell Congress the US Should Not Cut Lifesaving Assistance to Refugees, Torture Survivors

From the Center for the Victims of Torture (http://www.cvt.org/): President Trump has released his Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request, which if passed by Congress would significantly reduce U.S. assistance to refugees and torture survivors around the world. In the face … Continued

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

Message to the White House: Torture is ALWAYS Wrong

From the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org): This week, a leaked draft executive order suggested that President Trump may revoke former President Obama’s 2009 executive order ending torture.  Specifically, President Trump’s order would authorize reopening secret CIA black site … Continued