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:

Sign the Faith Climate Petition

Action: Sign the Faith Climate Petition and urge our political leaders to address climate change now.

MCC U.S. coffee project: Advocate for trade justice

Action: Be an advocate for trade justice! Background: The MCC U.S. Coffee Project links Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches with small farmers growing fair trade coffee. Coffee is a big business—it is one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world. But for the majority of small coffee farmers, the benefits are small. The chain of events that leads from the coffee farmer to your cup is long and expensive, often leaving the farmer with very little to live on.