Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves... Proverbs 31:8
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Originally introduced in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has proven to be a watershed for the protection and advancement of womens rights in the U.S. It has been strengthened and extended every time it has been up for reauthorization--that is, until 2012. The 112th Congress allowed the reauthorization of the act to die last year. Will you lend your voice today to tell your Representative that you support a robust reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that protects all victims of sexual violence and exploitation?
We've been praying and working for immigration reform for a long time, and have had many important successes along the way. It all means nothing, however, unless it results in just and humane reform to our immigration system. It is crucial that we continue to tell our legislators that our immigration system is not working and that, as people of faith, we want to see it change. Let your Senators and Representatives know that as their constituent and as a person of faith, you want immigration reform that provides a pathway to full citizenship and prioritizes family unity.
Ask your senators and representatives to support the Indonesian Family Refugee Protection Act. These Indonesian families living in the U.S. are facing the deportation of their fathers and husbands. This act would allow them a second chance to file for asylum. Learn more about their story here.
The Farm Bill is the primary piece of legislation that determines our nation's food and agriculture policy. The 15 titles found in the Farm Bill address important issues including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also called Food Stamps), farm, trade, conservation, rural development, research, and international food aid.
Please join us in an opportunity to fulfill God's command to love our neighbor and welcome the stranger among us. We ask that you sign this personal pledge and commit to living out your faith by aiding immigrants marginalized by our broken system.
All around the world, women and girls remain more vulnerable and powerless than their male counterparts, with less control over their bodies, daily lives, and futures. Women are more likely to be malnourished and living in extreme poverty, often without access to paid employment or to land and property rights. Women are also victims of gender based violence such as domestic abuse, human trafficking, sexual violence in armed conflict, and female genital mutilation. Tell Congress to reform foreign aid so it better helps poor and marginalized women!