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April 15, 2020
Lift sanctions on countries facing the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 has spread rapidly around the world, affecting countries on every continent. In heavily sanctioned countries such as Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the virus lays bare significant public health limitations worsened by years of limited access to medicines, medical supplies and equipment.
Urge your members of Congress to lift sanctions that negatively impact civilians and impair governments’ abilities to respond to this global health crisis.
Halt deportations and welcome asylum seekers
The United States is still deporting migrants to Guatemala and Honduras, despite obvious health risks.
Remember those who are in prison
Protective measures like social distancing and hand washing can be difficult to implement in jail or prison.
Increase funding for vulnerable populations globally
Refugees and other people who have been displaced from their homes are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19. The stimulus package contained some funding for these populations but much more will be needed.
A year of silence February 27, 2020 marked the one-year anniversary of the passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. It continues to sit untouched in the Senate.
Sanctions worsen risk of COVID-19 outbreak in North Korea The U.S. should lift sanctions against the DPRK that prevent the country from importing medical and testing equipment.
Want to contact Congress but aren’t sure how? Get some tips from our “Congressional advocacy 101” webinar (starts at 00:38).
Women registering for the draft, increased military recruitment and more. Get our take on the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service.
“Lord, the wounds of the world are too deep for us to heal…”
Earth Day Sunday 2020: The Fierce Urgency of NOW
John-Michael gave a (video) presentation entitled “From slavery to mass incarceration: U.S. legacy of systemic racism” on March 18 to a cross-cultural class at Eastern Mennonite University.
Our staff members are available to give online presentations to classes, small groups and congregations. Topics include advocacy to government, climate change, gun violence, immigration, mass incarceration, Palestine and Israel, and the root causes of migration. Send us an email!