End family detention
Action: Send a letter to President Obama urging him to end family detention. Background: Last year, more than 60,000 mothers and children fled their homes in Central America and came to the U.S. seeking asylum (another 60,000 children traveled without a parent). A combination of factors have contributed to this migration, including domestic violence, gang violence, drought, and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
Address Israeli military detention of minors
Invite your Members of Congress to attend a briefing on children in Israeli military detention.
Urge Congress to support the Green Climate Fund
Action: Urge your members of Congress to support the Green Climate Fund in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
Support the Food for Peace Reform Act
Action: Ask your senators to support and co-sponsor the Food for Peace Reform Act of 2015 (S. 525). Background: Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Food for Peace Reform Act (S. 525) on February 12. The bill seeks to reform U.S. food assistance programs. It would:
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: