Posts Tagged: senate

Take Action to Protect Victims of Violence: Ask Congress to Pass an Inclusive VAWA

From our partners in the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness: The bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill (S. 1925) protects all victims of violence — domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support but some of its key provisions are under threat from the… Read more »

Support the Violence Against Women Act

From our partners at Ecumenical Advocacy Days: While all Senators need to hear from religious advocates about our support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it is especially critical that people of faith from Iowa, Texas, Arizona, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Alabama call their Senators NOW as the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on VAWA at 10:00 am Thursday… Read more »

Setting a budget consistent with our faith

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is concerned about the impact of the House approved Ryan budget on persons living in poverty across the globe, including the U.S. Although many congressional arguments are framed as partisan politics and…

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Ratify CEDAW

On behalf of Presbyterian participants in the 55th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, Louise Davidson of Presbyterian Women invites the ecumenical community to join in an advocacy effort to secure Senate ratification of the Convention to…

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START approved by Senate

By a 71-26 vote, the Senate ratified the START treaty today. This treaty will lead to a reduction in the number of nuclear weapons held by Russia and the United States. Thanks to all who engaged in advocacy on this…

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It’s time to START

Sen. Brown (OH) has announced on behalf of Majority Leader Reid that the Senate will begin floor action on the START treaty tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2:15 pm. Please contact your senators and ask them to vote to ratify START. Here’s…

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Urge Senate to support START

Take five minutes to help get the new START treaty ratified. Contact your Senators! The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness writes: Our political leaders have put listening to the American people at the top of their agenda for the next…

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Your Senators Can Help Make A Safer World

This article was written by the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness in Washington. Please contact your senators today and ask them to publicly call for a vote to ratify New START and to vote for START. On September 16, the…

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A faith perspective on arms treaty

A faith perspective on arms treaty. from the Atlanta Journal Constitution By Joseph E. Lowery and Jonathan Merritt
 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2010We don’t look alike. We don’t talk alike. We don’t vote alike. And, separated in age by…

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Calling about START

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to vote on the proposed START treaty this week. Calls to the DC offices of Senators are considered most effective at this point in the process. DC Office phones for key Senators on…

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