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UPDATE: The Nation’s Budget: A Reflection of What We Value
04/28/2011 Next month the U.S. Congress votes on whether to raise the debt ceiling. Let your representative know that you want the debt ceiling raised to protect important programs.
Challenge State Anti-immigration Laws
04/19/2011 Arizona's introduction of anti-immigrant law State Bill 1070 in April 2010 has caused a great stir. The law has come to symbolize both the anger toward new immigrants and states' frustration that Congress has not acted to fix the nation's broken immigration policy.
Challenge U.S. Immigrant Detention and Deportation Policies
04/19/2011 The U.S. government detained nearly 400,000 people in immigration custody in some 350 facilities at an annual cost of more than $1.7 billion in 2009. The number of detention beds has grown to more than 33,000, with construction of more facilities underway.
Visit Migrants in Detention in Your Community
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women partners with the Detention Watch Network (DWN) to resource local involvement in detention visitation. DWN has created a network of groups visiting detention centers and a manual for starting an ecumenical program. They are ready to assist you.
Learn About United Methodist Church Policy on Immigration
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women's work for immigrant and civil rights is based on United Methodist policy as affirmed by General Conference in 2008.
Organize a Public Witness for Immigrant Rights
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women members have a long history of public witness for social justice. Recently, United Methodist Women members have been mobilizing to speak out publicly for immigrant rights across the country.
Create a Conference United Methodist Women Immigration Team
04/19/2011 United Methodist Women in the Desert Southwest Conference has created a team to work on immigrant rights. They work on the United Methodist Women Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative, which is one of United Methodist Women's four key social justice priorities nationally.
Support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Enforcing the Clean Air Act
02/28/2011 In the absence of any national legislation to cut the emission of greenhouse gases, which greatly contribute to dangerous levels of climate change, the only tool we have at hand to begin to do this is the Clean Air Act. It is vital that we allow the EPA to do its work and begin to make the transition to cleaner energy now.
Women’s Representation in the State of the Union
02/28/2011 Several weeks ago the president in his second State of the Union speech presented his vision of our national well-being. Prior to the State of the Union address, the Women’s Media Center asked experts across the country to assess and grade the administration’s performance on global issues relevant to women.
Using Your Consumer Power to Eradicate Human Trafficking
01/07/2011 The Supply Chain Transparency Act (SB 657) was signed into law September 30, 2010, in California, requiring large retailers and manufacturers in California to report publicly their steps (or lack thereof) to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their direct supply chain.