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.
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:
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.