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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 »

PCUSA Joins Letter to Urge Lifting of Sanctions on Iran Syria and Gaza to Address COVID19 Pandemic

March 25, 2020 Dear President Trump, Secretary Mnuchin and Secretary Pompeo: We write to you out of deep concern for the people of the Middle East, and indeed the whole world, including our own country, during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As Christian denominations and agencies with long-standing relationships in the Middle East, we… Read more »

Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored April 24th-27th

Join us for Advocacy Training Weekend Compassion Peace and Justice Training Day – April 24th & Ecumenical Advocacy Days – April 24th – 27th Imagine!  God’s Earth and People Restored   Around the world, the most marginalized communities disproportionately affected by hunger, poverty, and the structural history of colonialism and racism are experiencing the impacts… Read more »

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to Protect the Voice of Small Investors!

Tell the Securities and Exchange Commission to Protect the Voice of Small Investors! On November 5th 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)  proposed a rule that will limit small investors’ ability to file shareholder proposals and bring their concerns to corporate managers and boards. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) has been a driving force in… Read more »

SNAP Rule Will Further Marginalize People Already Struggling to Find Adequate Employment

On Wednesday, December 4th, the Trump Administration issued a final rule that limits States ability to “waive able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) time limit in areas that have an unemployment rate of over 10 percent or a lack of sufficient jobs.” Currently, ABAWD can only receive SNAP benefits up to 3 months, unless that individual… Read more »

To Solve the Housing Crisis, We Must Dismantle Systemic Racism

By: Langley Hoyt, Domestic Issues YAV People of color are disproportionately impacted by the housing crisis in the United States. This is not a coincidence, but a product of racism baked into the housing system over the course of decades. The U.S. has a long history of government-sanctioned policies that denied people of color, especially… Read more »

Office of Public Witness Supports the REAL Act

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PC(U.S.A.)) has a long-standing history of engagement around criminal justice reform. In 1988, the 200th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adopted a statement calling for “changing a prison system that is based on the concept of punishment to one that encourages the restoration of incarcerated citizens…” For that restoration… Read more »