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100,000 for Health Care Alert: Health care for all is the mark of a just, compassionate and faithful society

Urgent: Take action to protect the unemployed this Christmas

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Will the unemployed and working families get a lump of coal from Congress this Christmas?

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Conflict Coltan and Cassiterite Act of 2008

Contraceptive coverage for women, no matter where they work.

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The administration is drafting regulations in response to the Hobby Lobby decision - now is the time to speak out for support women's comprehensive access to birth control.

Call for Courageous Leadership during the Government Shutdown!

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Political brinksmanship has lead to a government shutdown. Tell Congress that political infighting is no excuse for failing to maintain the vital functions of our federal government! Congress must pass a short-term budget agreement.

Lend your voice - Join Participants at NYE in Calling for Justice

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The youth at NYE are concerned about our country's future and the state of public education. If you are an adult, and would like to be in solidarity with our youths, please send this adaptation of their letter.

JPANet: Create a world with enough for all creation!

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People of faith everywhere are increasingly concerned that the impacts of climate change have and will dramatically and negatively alter God's gracious gift of creation. Call your elected officials!

Respond to human rights abuses in the Philippines

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The Ecumenical Advocacy Network on the Philippines has been monitoring the human rights abused by security forces in the Philippines for the last 7 years. Take action in expressing your concern over the lack of progress with respect to human rights.

Health Care provisions in the economic recovery package at risk

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It is reported that the health provisions in the economic recovery package are now at risk. While negotiations are still underway, it is generally understood that some of the health care provisions include:

How Sweet It Is! Fair Trade Chocolate

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Fair-trade certification is an important tool for ending child labor on African cocoa farms.

Join in a National Day of Action Against Border Militarization

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We need humane & comprehensive immigration reform, not endless militarization of our border communities. The costs economic, environmental, and human are simply too high.

JPANET: Support Hate Crimes Prevention

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JPANET Action Alert: Advocating for a Faithful Vision of Health Care

2011 Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia

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Colombia's faith communities stand firmly for peace amidst grueling violence. Each year, they ask faith communities across the U.S. to join them in calling for justice through the Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia campaign.

JPANet: A Commission to Correct Corrections

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Legislation is pending in the Senate that would establish a commission of expert researchers, policy-makers and justice workers to examine every aspect of the criminal justice system to see how it can be repaired. Take action as the Senate votes.

JPANet: A Holiday Wish for Peace in Bethlehem

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In this Advent season, when our thoughts turn to the hope for peace born in holy Bethlehem long ago, thank President Obama for his continued efforts to pursue Middle East peace talks.

JPANet: A UN Vote for Palestine

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The UN is scheduled to vote on recognition of a Palestinian state. Will official recognition end the conflict if there's no plan for peace? Learn more and take action.

JPANet: ACT NOW FOR EDUCATION EQUALITY

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We need to look beyond achievement gaps in our schools and address the opportunity gaps facing our kids. Tell Congress that should be the focus of the federal education law.

JPANet: Act Now to Prevent War with Iran

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Urge the Obama administration to commit to active diplomacy, giving inspections and targeted sanctions time to work in Iran, and telling Israel not to risk a wider conflict in the Middle East by a pre-emptive attack on Iran.

Act Now: House to Vote on $40 billion in SNAP Cuts

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This week the House is planning to vote on the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, which proposes cuts of $40 billion from SNAP. Take action to protect hungry families in your community and bolster this vital program.

Act To Reunite Families And Heal Immigrant Communities

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Our broken immigration system tears families and communities apart. Call on President Obama his executive authority to stop deportations!

Act to End Gun Violence!

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Tell Congress that it's time to turn our shared grief into collective action to prevent gun violence.

JPANet: Act to End Racial Profiling

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As people of faith we care called to be in solidarity with all people. Tell the Senate - the time to end racial profiling is now!

Act to Protect Ricardo Esquivia, our partner for peace in Colombia

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Take action now to help protect Ricardo Esquivia and community leaders from threats and intimidation in the Montes de Maria region of Colombia.

Act to end the violence and foster a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians

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Violence in Israel & the West Bank is escalating fanning the flames for even more violence. As people of faith who believe in the value of every life, we must act to preserve life & prevent further suffering.

Act to end violence against women & children in Nigeria & beyond!

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The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian girls emphasizes the need to prevent such acts of violence by comprehensively working to empower women and girls globally. Call on Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act.

Act to prevent gun violence

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Add your voice to the thousands of faith advocates calling for reasonable, common sense measures to help prevent gun violence. Contact Congress and urge them to move forward to pass legislation to strengthen background checks on gun purchases.

Advocate for our Veterans

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How will our churches support and extend an extravagant welcome to our veterans? Pray, learn and take action to strengthen the medical, clinical and social services that support our Veterans and their families.

All Children Should Have the Right to a Well Prepared Teacher

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Ask Congress and the President to enforce the requirement that states and school districts be transparent about which students are being taught by teachers being labeled "highly qualified" before they are fully trained.

JPANet: America Needs Jobs Now!

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With the national unemployment rate at a staggering 9.7%, Congress must act to stimulate the slowly recovering economy and create jobs. Tell Congress we need legislation to create jobs!

Amplify our voice! Tell Congress to Reinstate EUC to the Long-Term Unemployed.

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As people of faith, we are called to support the unemployed and particularly those who have been without work for over six months. Add your voice to those calling on Congress to renew Emergency Unemployment Compensation immediately!

An Urgent Call to Extend the Children's Health Insurance Program

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Call on Congress to pass for a four-year extension to the Children's Health Insurance Program during the Lame Duck session. This extension will stabilize the program and ensure that states can continue to operate their programs without interruption.

JPANet: Be like Esther - Speak Truth to Power

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Two Ways to Take Action: Call on US Policy Makers to cancel debts and improve the lives of the world's poorest.

Call on the Boy Scouts to change their policy toward gay and bisexual scouts and leaders!

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Contact the Boy Scouts of America today and tell them you support a policy change that welcomes gay and bisexual scouts and scout leaders.

JPANet: Call for Diplomacy with Korea

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Tensions have risen in the Korean Peninsula following the sinking of a South Korean warship. Call on the U.S. Administration to move beyond blame and find a path back to six-party diplomacy talks.

Call on Congress to extend unemployment benefits

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We must remind our leaders to act with conscience now and help unemployed workers who are seeking jobs in our still-troubled economy. Act now: Tell your member of Congress to support the Reed-Heller bill and extend unemployment benefits.

Call on Congress to stop U.S. complicity in suffering and to end violence

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As violence escalates throughout Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, it is abundantly clear that, beyond a ceasefire, the underlying causes of this human tragedy must be addressed. Take action to end the violence for today, and for the future.

Call on Governor Kasich to Grant Clemency for Arthur Tyler

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The UCC has long opposed capital punishment. Now the state of Ohio is ready to execute a man who was wrongfully convicted. Please call Gov. Kasich on Friday, April 25, and urge him to grant clemency to Arthur Tyler.

Calling for a Fair and Faithful Fiscal Agreement

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The federal budget is a moral document. Our nation's taxes and spending priorities must reflect our values. As a person of faith, please speak out by sending an email to let Congress and the White House know your view.

Close Guantanamo Now

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Guantanamo detainees have been on a hunger strike since February to protest their indefinite detention. Dozens of the prisoners at Guantanamo continue to be held despite having been cleared for release. Take action - Ask the President to close GITMO.

JPANet: Come Together to Stop Gun Violence

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The recent tragedy in Tucson cast new light on a violent reality faced by many communities. As we mourn, take action to prevent gun violence everywhere.

JPANet: Congress must Raise the Debt Ceiling!

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The consequences of inaction will be severe. Tell Congress to raise the debt ceiling now!

JPANet: Contact Congress About Criminal Justice!

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On March 26, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) introduced Senate Bill 714, the National Criminal Justice Act of 2009, to create a blue-ribbon commission charged with undertaking a full review of the entire criminal justice system.

JPANet: Lead By Example

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World leaders have been meeting in Copenhagen to craft a new treaty to reduce global carbon pollution. Encourage the U.S. to lead by establishing strict guidelines and by demanding effective means of adaptation for people suffering climate change effects

JPANet: Create Jobs, Reduce Gridlock

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Tell Congress to reinvigorate our Country by passing a Transportation bill that will repair our infrastructure and put people back to work.

JPANet: So Near and Yet So Far

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Citizens of Canada, the European Union, all of Latin America and most of the world, are able to freely travel to Cuba. President Obama has removed some restrictions and there is some hope that he may issue an executive order to further restore travel

Defend a Free and Open Internet For All - Support Net Neutrality

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The FCC currently is deciding whether to allow companies to create a divided Internet, one that benefits only those who are able to pay for premium service. We are called to defend the right of all people to access a fair and equal Internet! Take action.

JPANet: Deficits vs. Job Creation

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The current federal budget runs out this week. Learn about the impact of budget cuts on the economic recovery and join us in prayer and action.

JPANet: Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking An Unhealthy Connection

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take action to protect vulnerable women and children.

JPANet: Don't Count Health Care Out Yet

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The fight for health care reform is not over. We are facing new challenges and the voices of faith advocates are more important than ever. Join us in lifting up prayers and taking action.

Don't Play Politics with the Federal Budget

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Without action by Congress we could face a government shutdown at the end of this month. Tell your elected officials to stop playing politics with vital budget legislation.

JPANet: End Childhood Hunger

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In a low-income budget, food is often the place where struggling families are forced to cut corners. Call on Congress to adopt changes to U.S. tax policy that will benefit low-income families to ensure that fewer children go to bed hungry.

End Employment Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a measure to end discrimination in employment decisions based solely on perceived sexual orientation, has again been introduced in 113th Congress. Urge your legislators to support ENDA!

JPANet: End Violence Against Women

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One out of every three women worldwide epxeriences violence in her lifetime. As we observe International Women's Day on March 8th, join the call for a renewed effort to address violence against women around the world by urging congress to pass the IVAWA

JPANet: Enough is enough! Close the School of the Americas!

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Graduates of the SOA/WHINSEC have long been linked to acts of torture & human rights abuses across Latin America. In a time of budget cuts to vital programs, there is no excuse to continue to fund the SOA!

JPANet: Toxic Waste in Tennessee

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Harry Holt, environmental justice, toxic waste and race

JPANet: Equal Education for All!

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The President has proposed radical public school policy changes in the 2011 budget. Tell Congress that equal opportunity to quality education must remain the primary goal for our schools.

JPANet: Extend Unemployment Insurance

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In less than one month, one million Americans will lose their unemployment insurance unless Congress intervenes. Tell Congress to protect our families and communities by extending this vital program!

JPANet: Face the Displaced

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People of faith and conscience from across North America have heard the crys from Colombia. Join in Colombia Days of Prayer and Action to expose the massive displacement of the Colombian people and call for policies that would help mitigate this crisis.

JPANet: Face the Heat on Climate Change!

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Members of the Senate return this week from the Fourth of July recess to take up an energy bill. In the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill disaster, it is essential that they stop stalling and pass strong climate and energy legislation.

JPANet: Fight Childhood Hunger

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Today, nearly one and four children in the U.S. is hungry. We have an opportunity to address this issue and aid millions of children throughout the nation. Urge your House Representative to pass a robust Child Nutrition reauthorization bill.

JPANet: Food Aid for Korea

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Thousands of lives are at risk in North Korea unless the US resumes food aid soon. Resume food aid now. 

Food Justice for a Healthy World

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Call on Congress to enact a farm bill this year that alleviates hunger, supports healthy communities, and protects God's creation.

JPANet: Food for the World

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JPANet: Food for the World

Gearing up for a budget showdown

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Congress is in the early stages of writing the federal budget but already things look grim. Urge Congress to write & pass a budget that creates jobs, strengthens the economy, maintains the safety net, and invests in our future.

HIV is Not a Crime

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Call on Congress to pass the REPEAL Act, a Bill which addresses the serious problem of discrimination in the use of criminal and civil commitment laws against those who test positive for HIV.

Happy 47th Birthday Medicare and Medicaid!

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Join the UCC in celebrating the birthdays of Medicare and Medicaid!

JPANet: Help End Human Trafficking

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Join us as we observe Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a time to pay attention to the realities of what is often referred to as modern day slavery.

JPANet: Help Haiti Rebuild

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The Haitian people need all their country's resources to rebuild, not to pay off foreign debtors. Take action to support debt cancellation as an important step on the road to recovery.

JPANet: Help Reform U.S. Foreign Aid

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Urge Congress to come up with a strategy to provide humanitarian relief, to develop economic capacity, and to create safer, more resilient communities around the world.

JPANet: Human rights, except for children?

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Of 195 countries, only the U.S. and Somalia have refused to ratify the UN Convention on the Right of the Child. It is only by ensuring the well-being of your children, that we can we ensure the future of our world.

JPANet: Immigration Reform Can't Wait!

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Our broken immigration system has led to widespread fear, racial profiling, the separation of families, and the destruction of communities. The nation can wait no longer. Urge your Senators to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

Interfaith Call-in Day to Support Gun Violence Prevention

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It has been a year since the tragedy at Sandy Hook & we still do not have a federal law to requires a background check before most gun purchases. We can & must do better. On 12/13 join faithful activists in calling for laws to prevent gun violence

JPANet: Demonstrate U.S. commitment to international justice

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After an eight year absence, the U.S. returned to meetings of the International Criminal Court. It is essential that the President continue to stand behind his commitment to international justice and human rights. Take action now!

JPANet: Pray and Act for Peace

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JPANet: Pray and Act for Peace

JPANet: International Day of Prayer for Peace

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Join us in prayer and action on September 21st as we mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace. Together with the World Council of Church and the UN we'll explore peace in Africa and the theme "Work and Pray in Hope for Peace."

Invest More in Global Peace than War

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The US should rebalance funding priorities away from bigger-than-needed military spending to programs that prevent violence and enhance human security.

JPANet: It's Time For A New U.S. Policy For Colombia

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Join churches and people of faith from across the U.S. sending a message to President Obama, asking him to forge a new relationship with Colombia, opening avenues towards peace, economic opportunities for the poor, and help for victims of violence.

Join Particpants at National Youth Event Speak out for Justice in Public Education

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We at NYE are concerned about our country's future. Many of us are public school students concerned that in this election year, Congress, the President and candidates for federal office need to address the problems we notice in our schools. Join us!

Join our UCC leaders in calling on Congress to come up with a faithful budget solution!

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Join UCC GMP Rev. Geoffrey Black and Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries, Rev. Linda Jaramillo in calling on our elected officials to work for a faithful budget solution.

JPANet: Join the Call for a Faithful Budget

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Hundreds of faith advocates are lobbying Congress for a budget that upholds the common good this week. Join them in lifting your voice.

Justice for the GM workers in Colombia

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A group of auto workers at GM in Colombia were injured on the job, then fired and denied workers compensation. For more than a year the workers have worked for justice. As they engage in a hunger strike, you can take action in solidarity.

Keep Up the Work to End LGBT Discrimination

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Although we have made great strides in overcoming discrimination against members of the LGBT community, much work remains. During Pride month you can help continue the work by contacting your members of Congress and urging them to support ENDA.

Kids still can't call dads: Stop predatory prison phone rates for Father's Day!

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A weekly phone call to or from prison can cost several hundreds of dollars per month: children and families pay the price. Ask your local representatives to pledge to end the practice!

Let light shine from Gaza to Bethlehem!

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Call on Congress to support an end to Israel's occupation.

JPANet: Let's Lift the Cuba Travel Ban!

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Congress has the power to end the ban on travel to Cuba. After a half century, it's time to ask our lawmakers to fulfill President Obama's campaign promise and remove all travel limits for all Americans.

JPANet: Level the Playing Field

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Call on Congress to end workplace discrimination by extending fair employment practices to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Lives are at Risk - We Can't Wait to Get VAWA Right

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You have acted in support of an inclusive Violence Against Women Act in recent weeks, and your voice has made a difference. We need your help for the final push! Join the VAWA Days of Action!

JPANet: Maintain the Federal Budget Deficit

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To put people back to work and strengthen the economy, the government must continue to run a large deficit. Tell congress the time to reduce the deficit is after the crisis is behind us!

National Call-In Day: Get the Trafficking Victims Protection Act reauthorized!

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The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is the cornerstone of US efforts to end modern-day slavery. The legislation expired on October 11, 2011, due to inaction and partisanship by Congress. Ask your Senator to vote YES on S 1301.

Tell Congress: No "Fast Track" for the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership

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Urge Congress to oppose an irregular, "Fast Track" approval process that bars our elected representatives from fully examining proposed trade agreements.

JPANet: No More Money for Abstinence-Only Education!

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JPANet: No More Money for Abstinence-Only Education!

No new sanctions on Iran

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As the U.S. and Iran cautiously work toward a comprehensive nuclear pact, tell Congress to oppose new sanctions, which could risk a final agreement and be interpreted as a hostile act.

JPANet: Now is the time for New START!

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As people of faith, we support the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. The START treaty is an important step in the gradual process toward achieving this goal. Urge your Senator to call for a vote and to support New START.

Now is the time for immigration reform!

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Let's make our elected officials aware that people of faith are spiritually invested in the plight of our immigrant sisters and brothers by joining with other people of faith in a national mobilization in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

JPANet: Oppose New Free Trade Agreements

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Congress must protect U.S. workers and our global neighbors by opposing new free trade agreements.

JPANet: Parole Appeal for Oscar López Rivera

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This will be our last opportunity to let the Parole Commission know we support the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera. Opponents are already mobilizing against his release. Please, it's up to all of us to free Oscar.

JPANet: Pass Climate Legislation

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People around the world suffer in part because the US has not curbed its use of carbon emissions. As we observe Integrity of Creation Sunday and Earth day, ask Congress to pass meaningful climate legislation.

JPANet: Pass the DREAM Act!

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Urge Congress to pass the DREAM act! After years of effort we may finally have the momentum needed. Call or write your legislators today!

JPANet: Pass the Employee Free Choice Act: Strengthen Workers' R

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The Employee Free Choice Act would begin to level the playing field and protect workers' rights to form a union, should they choose to do so. Urge your Members of Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act

JPANet: Peace in Afghanistan and around the world

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Celebrate World Sunday for Peace on May 22nd. Call on Congress to support a responsible end to the war in Afghanistan.

JPANet: Post-Iraq, Don't Abandon War Refugees

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As our troops complete their withdrawal from Iraq, take action to protect Iraq war refugees who assisted us during the conflict.

Poverty in the 2012 Elections

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Faith advocates asked both presidential candidates to state why they care about poverty in the U.S. and what they will do to alleviate it. Take action! Ask your representatives to clearly state their plans to address poverty during the elections.

Pray and Act for Syria

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As the Obama Administration responds to use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria, call on President Obama today to halt any military response before fully exhausting diplomatic and humanitarian solutions.

Pray and Act in Solidarity with our Lakota Brothers and Sisters

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Pe' Sla is an area in the Black Hills that is considered by the Lakota people to be the Center and heart of everything that is. It is part of their creation story. It is a deeply sacred place. Pray and act to protect Pe' Sla.

JPANet: Press for Action at the G-20

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JPANet: Press for Action at the G-20

Prevent Another Recession

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Cuts in key programs and middle-class tax increases threaten the fragile economy. Tell Congress: change the 2013 budget.

JPANet: Prevent Future Financial Crises

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De-regulated and under-regulated banks, usury, fraud, racist lending, and excessive greed drove the nation and the world economy to the verge of collapse. Urge the Senate to enact financial reform that will protect the people!

Protect Creation - Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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As we observe Holy Week we are encouraged to work for a restored Earth and for a new day for those of God's children who suffer the most, and are least able to cope with the health impacts of pollution and climate change.

JPANet: Protect God's Creation

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The EPA has come under Congressional attack for their recent efforts to improve air quality. Take action to uphold the Clean Air Act!

JPANet: Protect Human Rights in the Philippines!

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Political turmoil and private militias are responsible for mass human rights abuses in the Philippines. As the nation prepares for elections, call on congress to make human rights reform a condition for receiving military aid.

Protect LGBT Employees from Discrimination

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As the Employment Non-Discrimination Act moves to the Senate floor take action to support common-sense workplace protections for our LGBT brothers and sisters.

JPANet: Protect Medicare and Social Security

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As the Federal Deficit Commission formulates its recommendations for balancing the budget, call on them to prioritize the needs of our most vulnerable populations, particularly as they consider cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

JPANet: Protect Our Free and Open Internet!

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The internet is free and open to all let's keep it that way. Support the Federal Communications Commission, and tell your Congressional representatives that you support net neutrality!

Protect Victims of Human Trafficking

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Observe Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Pray and call on the new congress to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

Protect Voter Rights

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Justice cannot be achieved unless the rules governing the democratic process are fair to all. Contact your legislators and urge them to protect all voters from discrimination by supporting the Voting Rights Amendment Act.

JPANet: Protect Women and Families

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Join faith advocates attending Ecumenical Advocacy Days in praying and acting in support of the Violence Against Women Act.

JPANet: Protect Women's Lives Oppose the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Bill"

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Protect women's lives by asking your Legislators to oppose this deceptively named bill which would eliminate or restrict insurance coverage for abortion even if a woman's health is at risk or if she is a victim of incest.

JPANet: Protect communities and clean up the Gulf!

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The massive oil spill is devastating vulnerable communities on the Gulf Coast. Join the Obama administration in calling on Congress to quickly pass a legislative package to help deal with lost jobs, revenue, and clean up efforts.

Protect our Communities & our Economy

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Tell Congress to govern responsibly: raise the debt ceiling, pass a budget, end the government shutdown.

JPANet: Protect our environment, save taxpayer dollars

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Renew the conservation compact between farmers and taxpayers; reattach basic conservation requirements to the receipt of federal crop insurance.

JPANet: We Can't Wait for Superman

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Unequal learning conditions must be addressed when federal education law is reauthorized. Learn more and read our response to the new, controversial film "Waiting for Superman."

Push Back Against the Power of Big Money in Campaigns

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As we celebrate the democratic process this Fourth of July, contact your senators and encourage them to support measures like the Udall Amendment to reverse the impact of the Supreme Court's Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

JPANet: Push for Immigration Reform

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Join hundreds of faith-based activists this weekend as we rally for just immigration reform at Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, DC!

JPANet: Push for Paid Sick Days!

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Stay home if you are sick sounds simple, but nearly half of private sector employees can't. They don't get paid sick days. During this cold & flu season, take time to support the Healthy Families Act. Let's allow workers earn paid sick time.

JPANet: Raise the Debt Ceiling & Protect our Communities

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Some politicians are using the pending vote on the government debt ceiling as leverage to cut vital programs. Take action!

Raise the Minimum Wage

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Our Scripture is clear in its call for the fair and just treatment of laborers. Tell your elected officials to support the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.

JPANet: Rally one last time for Health Care Reform!

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After months of work health care reform is nearing final passage! Thank you for your tireless advocacy. Please join us as we push this across the finish line!

Reclaim Democracy this July 4th

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We have a moral obligation to reclaim the political process for all people, not just those with the power of money on their side. Contact your legislators and urge them to cosponsor the Sanders-Deutch Amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling.

Release Oscar López Rivera

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Join us in calling for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, our brother in faith, who continues to serve an extraordinary and unfair sentence for his political beliefs.

Renew Emergency Unemployment Compensation

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If Congress fails to act now, by mid-2014, an additional 2 million people (and their families) will lose emergency unemployment compensation. Tell Congress to renew UI!

JPANet: Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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DADT is legalized discrimination. As people of faith, we are called to stand for fairness. Contact your legislators and urge them to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

JPANet: Restore the Effectiveness of the DOJ Civ Rights Division

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JPANet: Restore the Effectiveness of the DOJ Civ Rights Division

JPANet: Restore the Voice of the People

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We must reclaim the political process for all the people, not just those with the power of money on their side. As we celebrate Independence Day, contact your members of Congress and urge them to support measures like the Fair Elections Now Act

Restore the Voice of the People

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Check the power of big money in campaigns - Call on Congress to pass fair election legislation this Independence Day!

JPANet: Restore the Voice of the People!

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Our role in the democratic process was greatly diminished by the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, which granted great power and influence to corporations. Call on congress to restore the voice of the people!

Restore the Voting Rights Act

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The right to vote is a value that transcends partisanship. Contact your members of Congress and urge them to work toward restoring needed protections against voter discrimination by updating and strengthening the Voting Rights Act.

JPANet: SOS Save Our Schools!

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People of faith are marching on Washington to save our public education system. Be in solidarity take action!

JPANet: START Towards a Nuclear Weapon Free World!

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The New START treaty, signed by U.S. President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, is an important step toward nuclear reduction, limits, and verification needed to build a world without nuclear weapons.

JPANet: Save Public Education Jobs!

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Save public school teachers' jobs by asking Congress to support the $23 billion Education Jobs Bill.

JPANet: Say No to Discrimination in Women's Health Care

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Tell Congress to stop playing politics with women's health! Equal access to contraception will protect women's lives.

Say no to sequestration!

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As the deadline approaches, tell congress to pass a faithful budget and prevent harmful cuts from the sequester.

JPANet: Score big against trafficking!

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day is January 11. Take action to prevent trafficking at the Super Bowl.

Send Humanitarian Support, Not Deadly Weapons, to Syria

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Please ask your member of Congress to push for increased humanitarian aid and peacekeeping efforts, rather than sending deadly weapons to Syria.

Speak Up for Permanent Protection of Bristol Bay

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During the Mission 4/1 Earth Campaign, UCC advocates called on President Obama to protect the eco-system and indigenous communities of Bristol Bay. Now we have an opportunity to advocate for the permanent protection of this vital water system. Act now!

JPANet: Speak out on World AIDS Day!

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JPANet: Speak out on World AIDS Day!

JPANet: Stand Up Against Global Poverty

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JPANet: Stand Up Against Global Poverty

Stand Up to Big Money in Elections

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In this pivotal midterm election season, it is imperative for voters to stand up to the growing influence of big money and wealthy special interests in electoral campaigns. Urge your Senators to support the Democracy For All Constitutional Amendment.

Stand in solidarity with women & children around the world!

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Our faith compels us to reach for holistic solutions to end gender based violence. We know that as advocates we must prevent such acts of violence by comprehensively working to empower women and girls globally. Act now - Suppport I-VAWA.

JPANet: Stand up against discrimination!

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Your Action is Needed: Tell the House of Representatives to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act now!

JPANet: Stand up for the Common Good this Thanksgiving

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As we gather to give thanks this week, take action to preserve the common good. Tell Congress to extend the tax cuts for lower- and middle-income Americans but end them for the wealthiest taxpayers before the end of the year.

JPANet: Stand with Muslim Americans

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Act for tolerance and interfaith understanding. Tell Congress to denounce hearings on the "radicalization of Islam."

JPANet: Stop Human Trafficking in the U.S.

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Human trafficking is the largest illegal global trade behind drugs and arms. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 children are subjected to sex trafficking into or through the United States every year. Urge Congress to fight this injustice.

JPANet: Stop Predatory Prison Phone Rates

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A weekly phone call to or from prison can cost several hundreds of dollars per month: children and families pay the price. Call the Federal Communications Commission and ask them to stop the practice!

JPANet: Stop Prison Privatization in your State

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Prisons are established for public safety and rehabilitation, not for profit. Ask your Govenor to end the Privatization of prisons in your state.

JPANet: Stop the Vulture Culture

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JPANet: Stop the Vulture Culture, Vulture Funds

Stop violence in Eastern Congo

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Parts of the congo are facing militia violence and exploitation of conflict minerals. Call on U.S. Leaders to promote peace.

Strengthen U.S. Peace Efforts in the Congo

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Join UCC and DOC advocates in observing Congo Week. Take action to raise awareness about the violence and exploitation of resources in the Congo.

JPANet: Strengthen the UN through US leadership

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United Nations Day is October 24, 2011. Oppose efforts to cut vital US support for the United Nations.

JPANet: Support Added U.S. Pressure for Mideast Peace

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The Gaza blockade incident highlights the need for urgent U.S. leadership in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Support the Obama Administration's efforts to forge a path toward a two-state solution.

Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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As immigration reform moves through the Senate it is important that we continue to let our legislators know what policies and principles are priorities for us as people of faith. Please join us in take action for just and compassionate immigration reform!

JPANet: Support Fair Pay for Women

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Equal pay for women is critical to the economic security of families and our nation's economic recovery, yet today women continue to be paid less than men. Tell your senators to stand for equality and pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Support Global Food Security

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As we observe the Churches Week of Action on Food call for a long-term commitment to fight hunger, strengthen agricultural production, and give hundreds of millions of children and families food security so they can grow, develop, and learn.

JPANet: Support Haiti's Rebuilding

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A year later, earthquake reconstruction in Haiti has been slow. The U.S. must remain committed, in a support role, to helping Haitians rebuild their own country.

Support Low-Income Housing Grants for Native Communities

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As we observe Native American Heritage Month, we have the opportunity to address the urgent need for affordable housing in Native American communities. Urge your representative to support the reauthorization of Native American Housing Assistance Act.

Support Peace in the Congo

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Call on Congress to pass H.Res. 131 and demonstrate U.S. commitment to ending the violence and exploitation of the Congo.

Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

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According to a Pentagon study over 26,000 cases of unwanted sexual contact occurred within the U.S. military in 2012. Take action to support survivors of military sexual assault. Call on your Senator to support the Military Justice Improvement Act.

JPANet: Support TPS for Haitians Affected by Earthquake

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Ask Congress and DHS to grant Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in the U.S. as part of a comprehensive response to the current humanitarian crisis

JPANet: Support Trade Justice

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Urge your elected officials to Co-sponsor the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act

JPANet: Support Vital Hate Crimes Prevention Laws!

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Tell Congress that now is the time to ensure protection for all people and all communities against bias motivated crimes!

Support a durable ceasefire and a lasting peace

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Call on Congress to stop U.S. complicity in suffering and to support U.S. policy for a just peace in Israel and Palestine: Support a durable ceasefire and a lasting peace

Support for Unaccompanied Children at the Border

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We are facing an escalating humanitarian crisis as a growing number of unaccompanied children cross the U.S.Mexico border at an increasing and alarming rate. So far in FY 2014 alone 47,000 children have migrated to the border.

Support justice for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel

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For 2014, the theme of the World Week for Peace in Palestine is "Let my people go!" (Exodus 9:1). Together we can speak out on the plight of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

JPANet: Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

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JPANet: Support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

JPANet: Support the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act

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The current economic crisis is only adding to the challenges faced by Gulf Coast residents, who are now enduring the impact of budget cuts on vital services and recovery efforts.

Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

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There are 2.4 million people currently incarcerated in the U.S., 50% of whom are charged with low level, nonviolent offenses. We can and must do better. Call on your Senators to support the Smarter Sentencing Act.

JPANet: Support the Youth PROMISE Act

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Want to reduce crime? Try prevention. Support the Youth PROMISE Act

JPANet: Take Action for Torture Awareness Month

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Support accountability & transparency - call on the Senate to release its report on past U.S. interrogation practices.

JPANet: Take Action to Prevent Sexual & Domestic Violence

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2011 ended before Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 2011. Now is the time to ask your Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor, support and fully fund VAWA which was first passed by Congress in 1994.

Take a Stand for Gun Violence Prevention

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This month we mark the 2nd anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Add your voice to the thousands observing the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath by calling for common sense measures to prevent gun violence.

Take a Stand for Voting and Voter Rights

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Without the protections against discrimination provided by the Voting Rights Act, millions of voters face the prospect of having their right to vote undermined with no meaningful redress. Act now - Urge your members of Congress to support the VRAA!

Take a Stand on the Sandpiper Pipeline!

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Enbridge is currently seeking a permit from the Minnesota Department of Commerce to build the Sandpiper Pipeline from the Bakken Shale basin of western North Dakota through Northern Minnesota to Lake Superior.

Tell Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!

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Lives are in the balance - we need to keep the pressure on the 113th Congress to act on VAWA reauthorization in the coming year.

JPANet: Take action to prevent the spread of HIV worldwide

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JPANet: Take action to prevent the spread of HIV worldwide November 2008

JPANet: Tell Congress "Be Courageous: Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell"

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' dishonors and discriminates against gay and lesbian service members. Call on your member of Congress to repeal this policy before the end of this session and ensure the basic rights of all those serving in our Armed Forces.

Tell Congress Avoid a Fiscal Showdown

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Congress will soon be debating the so-called "fiscal cliff." Experts say this mix of spending cuts and tax increases could cause a recession. Tell Congress to avoid the a fiscal showdown and craft a budget that reflects our true priorities

JPANet: Tell Congress to Protect Hungry Families!

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Major cuts are being proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that will have a devastating impact on families in our communities. If your Representative is on the House Agriculture Committee, they need to hear from you!

JPANet: Tell Congress to Protect Our Free and Open Internet!

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Tell Congress to Protect Our Free and Open Internet! Congress is trying to repeal new rules protecting a free and open Internet. If they succeed we will be vulnerable to censorship, charges based on content and more.

JPANet: Tell President Obama to Stop the Raids

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In 2008, thousands of workers were arrested in workplace raids, an eight-fold increase since 2002.

JPANet: Tell President Obama: "Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline"

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President Obama once declared, "Let's be the generation that finally frees America from the tyranny of oil." Tell him that now is the time act by stopping the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.

Tell President Obama: "Say No to the Keystone XL Pipeline"

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As people of faith and hope, we are called to take care of God's Creation and to cry out against environmental injustice. Tell President Obama: "Say No to the Keystone XL Pipeline."

Tell President Obama: Stop Keystone XL!

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The State Dept issued its final environmental impact statement on the proposed Keystone Pipeline. If President Obama approves construction oil companies could send up to 830,000 barrels a day from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The risk is too great! Act now.

JPANet: Tell Your Elected Officials: "Wake Up to Climate Change"

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As people of faith, we are called to take care of Creation now and for future generations.Tell Congress we need new national energy policy!

Tent of Nations trees and terraces destroyed by Israeli military

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Tent of Nations, a peace project located near Bethlehem, came under attack on May 19, 2014 by the Israeli military.

Thank you Mr. President

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Last night President Obama took an important step by announcing an executive action that will provide millions of undocumented people the opportunity to apply for temporary relief from deportation. Thank President Obama for his leadership on this issue.

JPANet: The Three Things we need in an Economic Recovery Packag

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Congress is drafting an economic recovery package at this moment. Now is the time to call on our leaders to enact an economic stimulus that addresses the needs of struggling Americans.

The Time is Now to Address Gun Violence

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This is a critical week in the U.S. Senate for legislation that would begin to address the terrible toll of gun violence in this nation. For the first time since 1994, we have the opportunity to pass meaningful legislation to help end gun violence.

JPANet: There is No Recess for the Unemployed!

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As Congress recessed for a two-week Break, the Senate failed to take action on extending Unemployment Insurance for another 30 days. Because the Senate did not pass this extension, almost one million people will lose their benefits this month.

Time is short Congress must pass VAWA before the end of the year. Act now.

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As you gather with loved ones to give thanks this week, take a moment to act on behalf of victims of abuse throughout this country. Ask Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act before it's too late. Lives are in the balance.

Together We Can Overcome AIDS

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Join with thousands of global advocates in calling for an end to the criminalization of LGBT and HIV status and sustained support for global assistance for AIDS prevention and treatment.

JPANet: Together We March On

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All of God's children deserve access to health care. We must continue to join together and push for the inclusion of a public option in the final health reform bill!

JPANet: Troy Davis Scheduled for Execution Despite Evidence of Innocence

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Troy Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a Police Officer. Troy Davis maintains he did not commit the murder, a claim supported by multiple witnesses. Please call on the board of pardons to save Troy Davis' life.

JPANet: Turn the Tide on HIV/AIDS

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On World AIDS Day, let's fund a strategy to "Get to Zero." Zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.

URGENT Act Now: Stop More House Cuts to SNAP, Medicaid and Child Tax Credit

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Congress has been proposing more cuts to programs vital to hungry and poor people. The latest is a vote that the House of Representatives will take soon on additional cuts to SNAP and Child Tax Credits.

Urge Israel for transparent investigation in Palestine Shooting

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Urge your senators and representative to ask the State Department and Israeli Government to follow-up on the U.S. call for a prompt and transparent investigation of the killing of two Palestinian teenagers.

Urge your Members of Congress to Include Conservation Compliance in the Farm Bill

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Representatives to the Farm Bill conference committee have been selected. Contact them and urge them to protect the earth and environmentally-responsible farmers in their negotiations.

JPANet: Urgent Action to Help Families in Need

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Our faith affirms the inherent dignity of all human beings and compels us to help our brothers and sisters who are in need. Urge your representative to support H.R. 4213, because while the economic recovery may be underway, families are still hurting.

JPANet: Violence Against Women Act Protections in Jeopardy

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The House is poised to vote on a harmful version of the Violence Against Women Act that would strip many protections for Native American women, immigrants and LGBT victims of violence. Act now to protect this vital bill!

Vital hunger programs are under attack!

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Congress is writing the farm bill right now. The House has proposed catastrophic cuts to these essential hunger-relief programs. We must act now to ensure that programs for hungry families are preserved!

JPANet: Wage Discrimination Hurts Women and Families

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Take a stand against unfair pay practices by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

We need transparent trade!

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Trade agreements impact lives here and around the world. They need to be transparent. Urge Congress to oppose "Fast Track" approval process that bars our elected representatives from fully examining the proposed TransPacific Partnership (TPP).

Women deserve equal pay for equal work!

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Women continue to earn less than men. Ask your Senators to help close the wage gap by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act this week!

JPANet: Workers who get sick should also get time off

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Please urge your Representative to become a co-sponsor of the Healthy Families Act (H.R. 2460/S.1152) which will allow workers to earn paid sick days.

Immediate Action Needed to Support Unemployment Insurance

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Your Senators needs to hear from you again. Act now before time runs out! Urge your senator to extend Unemployment Insurance through the end of 2010!

BE A DREAMER! Urge Your Senators to Support the DREAM Act

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Ask your Congressional representatives to become co-sponsors of the DREAM Act, to provide access to higher education or employment for thousands of undocumented young people.

Call Congress Today: Follow Haiti's Example and Drop the Debt

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Please help us flood Congress with calls to support expanded debt cancellation for the poorest countries.

Last chance to call the Super Committee!

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The deadline for the congressional Super Committee to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction is fast approaching. Call members of the Super Committee before Monday and tell them not to balance the budget on the backs of the poor!

Medicaid Program in Crisis as State Budget Troubles Worsen

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President Elect-Obama has plans to include aid for states in an economic recovery package. Click here to view a template of a letter to send to members of Congress

Clean water for the planet and ALL of God's children!

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More than 780 million people around the world live without sustainable options for improved water. It is time to make a serious commitment providing water access in ways that sustain God's people and planet.

Pass Fair Carbon Fee Legislation

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As advocates we have a unique opportunity to weigh in and help to shape legislation to address carbon emissions. Take action now!

Protect Bristol Bay!

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Bristol Bay, AK is a wild, largely unspoiled eco-system. The EPA is considering a proposal to develop a massive and harmful project to mine minerals in the heart of Bristol Bay. Take action to protect the bay and the indigenous peoples who call it home!

Protect the Environment from Destructive Extractive Industries

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International mining practices harm the earth and vulnerable communities. Call on Congress to support regulation and transparency in extractive industries.

Protection from Unsafe Chemicals in our Communities

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The Safe Chemicals Act (S. 696) works to address the issue of toxic substances in our environments by giving the EPA more authority to regulate chemicals. Urge your elected officials to support this bill.

Submitt Comments to Lawmakers on Carbon Fee Legislation

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Help shape carbon regulating legislation by submitting comments to Congressional Decision Makers by April 12th.

Take Action on Climate Change!

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Scripture compels us to act on our faith grounded in wonder, reverence, love, and respect for all of God's creation. Tell your elected officials at every level to take climate change seriously as a moral imperative for change.

Take action to stop the Pipeline!

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The Keystone XL Pipeline will have radical consequences for our environment. Urge President Obama to stand strong for the environment!

Urge your Members of Congress to include Conservation Compliance in the Farm Bill

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Farm policies should support agricultural practices that are good for farmers and good for the earth. Take action - Urge Congress to strengthen conservation compliance in the Farm Bill.

Mission: 1 - Protect Food Stamps

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Urge Congress: No Cuts in the Food Stamp Program

Mission: 1 - U.S. Foreign Aid

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Our Mission: 1 letter-writing campaign is focused on one key point: We want Congress to protect and reform U.S. foreign aid to make it more effective in reducing hunger and poverty. Join with thousands of advocates in contacting your member of congress.

Mission: 1: Creating a sustainable and healthy Farm Bill

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Farm policy may seem like a niche issue but it impacts many aspects of our lives, from food affordability & the impact of that on our health, to the foods we provide through our feeding programs. Act for a sustainable & healthy farm bill!

Mission: 1: Famine Relief for East Africa

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Call on the President and Secretary of State Clinton to continue aid and diplomatic pressure to protect famine victims in East Africa.

Mission: 1: Protect International Feeding Programs

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This week the Senate is very likely to vote on the International Affairs Budget, and massive funding cuts are a very real possibility. This budget funds essential international agricultural programs and must be protected.

Mission: 1: Shrink the deficit without cuts to vital social programs

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Tell the Super Committee: no cuts to vital anti-hunger and other safety net programs.

Observe Peace Day - Take Action for Syria

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Join us in prayer & action on the International Day of Prayers for Peace. Call for continued U.S. diplomatic efforts in Syria.

Protect Our Free and Open Internet

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Tell your representatives in Congress that you support net neutrality at the F.C.C. and in Congress.

Raising Our Voices for Health Care

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Raising Our Voices of Faith for Health Care request for action from Barbara Baylor, September 2008

Support Travel for All to Cuba

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A majority of Americans and Cuban Americans support unrestricted travel to Cuba for all. This easing of travel restrictions by the Obama administration is probably just one step in the transition toward a new Cuba policy.

Support the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

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Faith leaders are coming together to call on Senators to pass this life-saving legislation. Send a message or call your Senators!

Tell Congress Your Priorities for No Child Left Behind

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Unless Congress hears from the public, it is possible that the test-and-punish policies of NCLB will be continued or made more stringent in the upcoming ESEA reauthorization.

Tell your Members of Congress: Support President Obama's Budget

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The federal budget is a statement of our countries priorities. How this money is spent and how the taxes and fees are raised says a lot about who we are.

Thank you for your Fair Trade commitment!

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Recently, Cadbury committed to earning Fair Trade certification for its Dairy Milk bar in the UK. Write them a thank you letter!

Urgent: Calls needed to stop the Ryan Budget!

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The U.S. Senate will vote in the next 24 hours on the Ryan and Toomey budget proposals. It is urgent that you immediately call both your Senators. Urge them to oppose both these budget proposals.