Arms Control and Militarism

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December 19, 2004

The 108th Congress has departed and predictions for the 109th are coming in from advocates and political prognosticators. We will be writing to you in January about the coming Congress but wanted to thank you for your wonderful responses to our requests for letters, meetings, calls, faxes and...

October 4, 2004

Several important domestic policy issues were considered last week in the House and Senate. Here is a short update on the recent legislative action and opportunities for you to be involved in the remaining days of the 108th Congress.

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September 9, 2004

Good morning, my name is Maureen Shea. I am Director of Government Relations for the Episcopal Church USA. Our 2.3 million member communion has a long history of support for public policies intended to reduce gun violence.

Ten years ago, when the Assault Weapons Ban was being...

September 6, 2004

Assault Weapons Ban Set to Expire in Five Days! CALL-IN DAY SUPPORTING RENEWAL Thursday September 9, 2004

The current ban on military-style, semi-automatic assault weapons will expire on September 13, 2004 unless the President and Congress act NOW. The Episcopal Church has long supported...

July 20, 2004

INTERNATIONAL

Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Thanks to intense grassroots pressure (particularly from the religious community), House and Senate budget negotiators increased the recommended funding level for global HIV/AIDS programs in the Congressional budget...

June 13, 2004

Last month, we alerted you to upcoming House and Senate votes to block funding for new nuclear-weapons programs. While the House amendment to cut off funding for these programs failed narrowly, the Senate vote has not yet taken place. Senators are scheduled to vote this Tuesday, June 15, and...

May 13, 2004

The Episcopal Church strongly supports the goal of total nuclear disarmament and the implementation of the international Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. “[I]n accordance with our faith in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace,” the 1994 General Convention called upon U.S. leaders to “pursue...

May 12, 2004

Episcopalians from around the country were among the thousands of Americans who rallied on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol on May 9 in support of extending the federal ban on assault weapons.

The Mother's Day rally--which was followed by a march through the streets of the nation's...

April 27, 2004

April 28, 2004

 

Dear Senator:

We are concerned to learn that some Members of Congress and some officials in the Administration propose to develop new and so-called "useable" nuclear weapons. New nuclear weapons, they say, will slow the proliferation of nuclear weapons, but...

March 4, 2004

Tuesday, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the amendment to renew the assault weapons ban. That is a great success and your efforts made the difference.

Due to other amendments and the partisan climate, the overall bill was not passed.

The Assault Weapons Ban still needs to be...

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