The SAFE Act is an overly punitive and flawed piece of legislation that would encourage racial profiling, expand the use of immigration detention, remove needed protections and relief for many vulnerable migrants, and criminalize the individuals and communities that provide services to migrants in need. Take action today to let your Representative know that you oppose the SAFE Act.
In the face of a government shutdown that furloughs thousands of employees, wastes taxpayer’s dollars, and may even delay essential services to vulnerable persons, tell your members of Congress to adopt a comprehensive Fiscal Year 2014 budget.
The House of Representatives is preparing to consider the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, a bill that would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $40 billion. Urge your representative to protect poor and hungry people by voting against this bill.
On the first day of the 113th Congress, Representative Edward Markey introduced the Udall Eisenhower Wilderness Act, which would designate 1.5 million acres of the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System and protect ANWR against oil and gas development, preserving its pristine, fragile ecosystem from the roads, pipelines, and oil derricks that accompany such exploration. Urge your representatives to cosponsor this important legislation today!
to co-sponsor the bipartisan Global Food Security Act and the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, both of which have been introduced to the House of Representatives this month.
Urge your senator to co-sponsor the bipartisan Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act, which was introduced to the Senate earlier this month, and to support the introduction of a Senate version of the Global Food Security Act.
This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to begin consideration of a bill that would reduce our costly energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions through improving energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, and industries. Urge your Senators to vote for The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act!
Tell Congress to pass common-sense gun laws that respect the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns but seek to keep weapons out of the hands of children and those who would use them to commit violent crime.
Share the Presiding Bishop's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee with your members of Congress.
Whether you're a layperson, a deacon, a priest, or a bishop, there's a role for you. In 2013, as our nation's leaders begin discussing solutions, you will hear from the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations and other leaders on how to leverage your commitment for the greatest good. You will be asked to write to Congress and the President. You will be asked to encourage your friends to participate. You'll be asked to help make a difference.