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Economic Justice: Urge Congress to Remember Humanitarian Aid

President Obama’s FY 2013 budget proposes cuts to poverty-focused international assistance, which makes up less than 0.5% of the U.S. federal budget but saves millions of lives around the world. Poverty-focused international assistance provides food to the hungry, shelter to refugees, vaccinations against deadly diseases for children, and education for a more prosperous and stable [...]

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Migration: Support the DREAM Act

For 11 long years, Congress has debated the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a bipartisan bill that offers a path to citizenship for young immigrants. The DREAM Act protects responsible young adults from the constant threat of deportation and removes barriers to their rights to work and education. President Obama has [...]

Economic Justice: Support A Faithful Budget

Representative Paul Ryan released the House budget proposal for FY 2013 on Tuesday March 20. The initial “big picture” shows that it is no solution to our nation’s economic problems. Major concerns are immediately obvious: The Ryan budget cuts total spending sharply from the FY 2012 budget, and continues reductions in each of the next [...]



International Women’s Day: A Call To Action

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is due for reauthorization. The Act was originally signed into law in 1994 in response to the growing violence against women in America. VAWA provides law enforcement, prosecutors and judges the necessary resources to hold offenders accountable. It also reinforces the safety in communities, supports victims in vital areas and [...]

Sustainability: Say NO to Big Oil’s Keystone XL Bill

Sierra Club- Sutainability Tell the Senate: Say NO to Big Oil’s Keystone XL Bill Senators in the pocket of Big Oil are trying to bring back the Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal, thwarting President Obama’s decision to reject the dirty and dangerous project. TransCanada has spent $1.3 million lobbying for their tar sands oil pipeline, [...]

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Peace: Cut Excessive Spending on Nuclear Weapons

Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND) Support H.R. 3974 Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced the Smarter Approach to Nuclear Expenditures (SANE) Act, H.R. 3974, to reduce nuclear weapons spending. It’s time for us to cut excessive, out of control and frankly insane spending on nuclear weapons.  As Congressman Markey says, “America’s nuclear weapons budget [...]

Economic Justice: Support Unemployment Insurance

Interfaith Worker Justice Congress will decide whether to renew unemployment insurance at the end of February. H.R. 3630 is an attempt to end this debate through slashing unemployment benefits, with the worst cuts hitting the highest unemployment states. The House H.R. 3630 proposals would: * Slash federal UI by more than half in the highest [...]



Economic Justice: Tell Obama What you Liked about his State of the Union Speech

NETWORK If you watched President Obama’s State of the Union speech on January 24, or if you saw,  heard, or read about what he said, tell your members of Congress what you liked, and what you would like them to do.To send a message to Obama about his State of the Union speech click here!

Sustainability: A Message of Gratitude to Obama

Sierra Club Send a message of thanks to President Obama! After months of public input from hundreds of thousands of people like you, the Obama administration has decided to reevaluate the environmental review of the dirty Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline.Another review not only means more time but also gives them a chance to [...]



Economic Justice: Don’t Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

Don’t Raise Taxes on the Middle Class This week, call on your Senators to vote for The Middle Class Tax Cut Act Of 2011 (S.1917), introduced by Senator Bob Casey. We need jobs. More people need to be able to work. There has been some growth in hiring, but much more is needed. Congress is [...]