SAVE THE DATE: Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia
Tomorrow’s Peace Starts Today | La Paz de Mañana Empieza Hoy We are encouraged by the continuation of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC and wait hopefully for peace accords to be signed in the near future.
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 will debate the president’s proposal over the next several weeks and the House and Senate will then vote on final legislation. As proposed by the president, the AUMF:
Oppose U.S. military actions in Iraq and Syria
Urge Congress to oppose authorization for open-ended war in Iraq and Syria. Background: President Obama has announced that he will seek congressional authorization for the use of military force against the so-called Islamic State.
Call on Congress to support Gaza aid
Call on Congress to support Gaza aid and an end to the blockade Urge Congress to support an end to the blockade on Gaza and funding for reconstruction. Background: Seven weeks of war between Israel and Hamas has left Gaza in ruins and financial support for reconstruction is urgently needed.
Call Congress on Syria amendments
Call your Members of Congress today to ask them to oppose training and equipping members of the Syrian opposition. Background: The House is expected to vote today, and the Senate tomorrow, on whether to grant the Obama administration expanded authority to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.