Violence & Hate

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March 27, 2005

 

 

 

March 28, 2005

Dear Member of Congress:

We are writing to draw your attention to the critical importance of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) this year. The undersigned organizations represent hundreds of thousands of victims,...

March 7, 2005

HOUSE INTERNATIONAL-RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dear Representative:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we urge you to support H.R.972, legislation to reauthorize U.S. programs to combat human trafficking.

More than 600,000 individuals each year are trafficked across...

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...

September 21, 2004

22 September 2004

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we urge you to vote in support of a motion to instruct House conferees to include the Senate-passed Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA) provisions in the Department of...

August 11, 2004

Ten years ago, the international community watched silently as genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of nearly a million people. Today, as the people of the Darfur region of western Sudan face a similar horror, the world again has failed to rise and take decisive action.

For the past 18...

July 22, 2004

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday declaring genocide in the Darfur region of western Sudan. Earlier that day Episcopalians were among hundreds of citizens who demonstrated outside the White House to urge the President to formally classify the events...

July 21, 2004

Mid Session Update With Congress having departed for its annual summer recess and party conventions, we wanted to provide an update on the work of the Episcopal Public Policy Network in the first half of the year. The year so far has been busy on both the international and domestic-policy...

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...

July 18, 2004

In an abrupt move, supporters of hate crimes legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives have announced that they will push for a vote on H.R. 4204, the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act (LLEEA)—formerly known as the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—as an amendment to the Department of...

June 30, 2004

Ten years ago, the international community watched silently as genocide in Rwanda claimed the lives of nearly a million people. Today, the people of the Darfur region of western Sudan face a similar horror, as the Sudanese government supports a program of ethnic cleansing that has killed more...

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