Urge your representative to support immigration reform

Action: Urge your Representative to support immigration reform legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship, reunites families, and does NOT further militarize the border. Call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find your Representative's direct line. Sample script:

Urge Israel to allow free movement

Action: Ask your Members of Congress to urge Israel to allow free movement and access for all people.

Urge your members of Congress to help end gun violence

Action: Call on Congress to help put an end to gun violence in our communities. Background: While faith-based and other grassroots activists are building a movement on local and state levels, action by the U.S. Congress to address gun violence remains severely inadequate and stalled.

How to be an advocate

Christian political advocacy is a powerful opportunity for us to engage policy makers from a faith-based perspective and to show love for our neighbors in a tangible way. Visiting a legislator's office, either locally or in Washington, D.C., is the most effective way for a citizen to do advocacy. Meeting locally with your legislator works best during congressional recesses.

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.