Support the Food for Peace Reform Act
Action: Ask your Senator to support and co-sponsor the Food for Peace Reform Act 2015 (S. 525) Background: Senator Corker, Bob (R. TN) recently reintroduced the Food for Peace Reform Act 2015 (S. 525) on February 12, and bipartisan co-sponsored by Senator Coons, Christopher (D. DE). The Bill seeks to reform U.S Food Assistance Programs which would:
Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia 2015
Tomorrow’s Peace Starts Today | La Paz de Mañana Empieza Hoy Worship & advocacy planning packets are now available on the MCC Washington blog: http://washingtonmemo.org/dopa-2015/ The days of prayer and action are an opportunity to stand in solidarity with our Colombian brothers and sisters as we ask our government to support the peace process and the eventual implementation of peace accords.
Continue to support Pastor Max and others
Actions: 1. Call Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's office at (202) 282-8203 (more details below) 2. Consider contributing to a fund for Max’s family
Support negotiated deal with Iran
Urge your Members of Congress to support the negotiated agreement with Iran. Background: The U.S. and five other nations have announced a framework agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program. Now the goal is to reach a final agreement by the end of June. Senator Corker (R-Tenn.) has introduced a bill that would require congressional approval of the agreement and make it more difficult to lift sanctions on Iran. Senators Menendez (D-N.J.) and Kirk (R-Ill.) have introduced a bill that would impose new sanctions against Iran.
Vote no on war authorization
Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress are considering the president’s proposal and could eventually move to a vote on final legislation in both the House and Senate. As proposed by the president, the AUMF: