Posts By: catherinegordon

COVID19 and the Power Imbalance of International Trade Policy

by Hannah Graunke, Summer Fellow, Office of Public Witness As governments are scrambling to enact life-saving policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, investors and international corporations are striving to save their profits at the expense of citizens around the globe. More and more nations are taking measures to ensure adequate health care, water, and electricity for… Read more »

PCUSA joins humanitarian and civil society groups calling on Congress to include North Korea aid exemptions in next COVID relief package

Today, the Presbyterian Church (USA) along with 35 organizations representing humanitarian, research, peacebuilding, faith-based, human rights, and other civil society groups sent a letter to Congress urging immediate sanctions exemptions for humanitarian assistance to the people of North Korea during the pandemic. The organizations collectively have more than 40 million constituents. May 5, 2020 The… Read more »

PCUSA Joins Letter on Excessive Military Spending

Joint Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report April 27, 2020 Our diverse group of 39 think-tanks, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups based in the United States find the exorbitant amount of money spent on militaries worldwide to be an irresponsible and harmful use of global wealth. The Global Military Expenditures Report… Read more »

PCUSA Joins Letter Urging Immediate Sanctions Relief for Countries in Need

Amid COVID-19 pandemic a group of nonprofit organizations sends letter to President Trump urging an overhaul in sanctions regimes Washington, DC (April 23, 2020): Today, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, 70 organizations representing humanitarian, research, peacebuilding, faith-based, human rights, and other civil society groups with over 40 million supporters sent a letter to President… Read more »

PCUSA Joins 164 Organizations Urging Halt of Deportations to Haiti

  Today 164 human rights organizations, immigrants’ rights organizations, faith-based groups and academic institutions across the United States and Haiti submitted a letter to the Trump Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) denouncing the deportation of 61 Haitians on April 7, 2020, and urging them to halt deportations to… Read more »

The PCUSA joins100 advocacy orgs in asking the government to ensure that immigrants and refugees are not harmed by the #COVID19 crisis

The Honorable Michael Pompeo Secretary of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20520 The Honorable Chad Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528 March 31, 2020 Secretary Pompeo and Acting Secretary Wolf: We write to request that your Departments take action to ensure that refugees and individuals who… Read more »