Posts By: catherinegordon

OPW Statement on New “Public Charge” Regulation

  August 13 – Washington, DC Yesterday, the Trump administration announced that it is implementing a new “public charge” regulation as it continues to attempt to greatly reduce immigration levels into the United States.   This new criteria, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds, will take effect on October 15th and will greatly expand the definition of… Read more »

Join Us for a Webinar- People Migration and Borders – May 24th at 12pm

People Migration and Borders:  A Discussion of Root Causes of Migration and Avenues for Change   Friday, May 24th 12pm (EDT) Click here to register. As the news from the border continues to worsen, join our webinar to hear from Guatemalans who worked many years in the United States and were recently returned to their… Read more »

PCUSA Joins 62 Organizations in Letter to Congress: Halt a March to War with Iran

Washington, D.C. – In light of President Trump and John Bolton’s dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations – including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War  – sent a letter calling on Congress to pass legislation to halt a march to war with Iran…. Read more »

Call for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Crisis with Iran!

After withdrawing from the Iran deal last spring, the Trump administration has taken several steps that have increased tension in the region. Last fall, National Security Adviser John Bolton directed the Pentagon to develop military options for attacking Iran.  And the administration has imposed numerous sanctions since withdrawing from the deal, including as recently as in… Read more »

Take Action Against Predatory Lending!

In February 2019, the current Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger released a plan to repeal a common sense rule that was created to help stop payday and car title loans from trapping people in long cycles of debt and reborrowing. This rule is a vital element of the 2017 CFPB rule which… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Welcomes Bill to Repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force

March 13, 2019 Chairman Eliot Engel Committee on Foreign Affairs United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Ranking Member Michael McCaul Committee on Foreign Affairs United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Re: H.R. 1274 “Repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force” Dear Chairman Engel and Ranking Member McCaul: We, the… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Signs on to Interfaith Letter Opposing CIA Drone Strikes

February 19, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader U.S. Senate The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Minority Leader U.S. Senate cc: All Members of Congress re: CIA drone strikes Dear Members of Congress: As members of… Read more »

National Council of Churches of Korea Asks NCCCUSA for Support and Advocacy

  Mr. Jim Winkler President and General Secretary National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA) October 22, 2018 Dear leaders of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, We greet you in the name of Jesus Christ. A historical momentum, beginning with the Pyeongchang Olympics and culminating… Read more »