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- Serving the Nation Under Threat of Sexual Assault
10/28/2013 -- Women and girls around the world face violence and persecution every day. Amnesty International estimates that, “At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.” The high frequency fo...
- Combating Climate Change: President Obama's Proposal for Sustainability
10/17/2013 -- It can generally be said that the planet earth and its natural resources are gifts shared by all of humanity. However, it is no secret that decades of human reliance on fossil fuels and other non-sustainable methods of energy consumption have taken a toll...
- Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice and Civil Rights!
09/04/2013 -- As part of United Methodist Women’s ongoing work for racial justice and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we are encouraging all people of conscience to continue the legacy of the marchers to agitate for racial justice i...
- Economic Despair-ity
09/03/2013 -- One particular action that the federal government can take that will beneficially impact working individuals living below the poverty line is to increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
- Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 -- The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
- Coming Up Short
06/27/2013 -- Nursing impacts everyone. Alleviating the nursing shortage, providing quality care for all patients and ensuring that today’s nurses are not overworked and underappreciated are key to the success of ObamaCare.
- Waiting to Hear From the Supremes
05/24/2013 -- In late May or early June, the Supreme Court will render a decision in a case brought by Shelby County, Ala., which challenged the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
- On Equal Pay Day, Fight for Equal Pay for Women!
04/01/2013 -- Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor both the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84/H.R. 377) and the Fair Minimum Wage Act (S. 460/H.R. 1010).
- Demand A Plan on Gun Violence
02/28/2013 -- The senseless killing of 20 innocent children and the six adults charged with their education has catalyzed the call to action. Will you respond to former Rep. Gabby Giffords’s challenge “to do something”?
- The Fiscal Cliff Averted (for Now)
01/28/2013 -- Congress’ actions have prevented the initial collision of tax hikes and spending cuts that created the fiscal cliff, but the war over the U.S. deficit and budget is still being waged in the halls of Congress.
- Peace and the Tradition of Child Marriage
12/11/2012 -- As Methodists enter into the Christmas season, a crucial, global problem needs addressing – and eradicating – to promote comforting homes in all faiths this holiday season: child marriage.
- Celebrate 16 Days of Activism
12/07/2012 -- The Center for Global Women’s Leadership (CGWL) announced the campaign’s newest project, “What does security mean to you?” The goal is to collect short videos and written statements responding to that question.
- Day of the Girl
10/08/2012 -- In December 2011 the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the "International Day of the Girl Child." United Methodist Women encourages members to participate in the inaugural Day of the Girl this October 11 to help better ...
- Electing Candidates Committed to Positively Transforming the Lives of Women, Girls and Families
08/28/2012 -- We come to you this month with a different format for our Action Alert in preparation for this year’s elections. We have provided a “2012 Candidate Checklist: A Questionnaire for Candidates Seeking Election” for you to use while following this year’s elec...
- Voter Suppression Lament
08/27/2012 -- Gladys Hubbard is a member of United Methodist Women from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. She serves on United Methodist Women's Program Advisory Board. She prays for wisdom in the coming election.
- Suppression of Voting Rights: A Threat to Democracy
07/30/2012 -- State laws requiring voter identification unfairly impact the ability of women, minority groups, older adults and younger adults to vote in the coming election.
- Woman Power: Election 2012
06/12/2012 -- In the 2012 presidential election, the role of women and women’s rights will be hotly contested. Stances on the crucial issues of women’s reproductive rights will continue to be battled across party lines and take up large portions of the media’s attentio...
- Act to Make Women Safe Now
02/22/2012 -- The Violence Against Women Act supports cost-saving measures for effective response to crimes of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault and dating violence.
- Human Trafficking Awareness Day: How Many Modern Day Slaves are Supporting You?
01/09/2012 -- Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug trade. Financial bondage and violent intimidation are mechanisms used by traffickers to enslave women and children.
- Women, War and Peace: Three Women Win the Nobel Prize for Peace
12/21/2011 -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa and she ushered in peace after a 14-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee founded Women, Peace and Security Network Africa, and is known for organizing a women’s peace protest that inc...
- Women In Prison
08/25/2011 -- August 26 will mark the 40th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. We must give urgent attention to the increasing incarceration rate of women offenders.
- Transforming America’s Education
07/19/2011 -- According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the US has a 25 percent school dropout rate. “Where you see those kinds of numbers we are perpetuating poverty and social failure."
- Monitoring News Coverage of Religion in Mainstream News Media
06/13/2011 -- We are inviting you to monitor how mainstream media cover religion.
- Poverty in the Midst of American Prosperity
06/02/2011 -- Impoverished Americans in cities and in the country continue to struggle to understand one another, yet the federal government makes no distinction when accessing who is impoverished. With the richest 10 percent of Americans holding two-thirds of the coun...
- Support S596 to Stop Human Trafficking
05/02/2011 -- The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victim Support Act is a pathway to freedom for victims of human trafficking.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 t...
- 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 th...
- Take Action for Migrant Rights on December 18, International Migrants Day
12/13/2010 -- In this season of Advent, we commemorate International Migrants Day on December 18, recognizing the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (U.N.) migrant rights convention.
- Intercept Human Trafficking
12/07/2010 -- Super Bowl XLV will be held Sunday February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. While the country celebrates this unofficial holiday, United Methodist Women and Mosaic Family Services in North Texas will be working to combat human trafficking.
- This Thanksgiving, Help End Violence Against Women
11/23/2010 -- Be thankful for your blessings this Thanksgiving: Take action to end violence against women.
- Women, Health and Safety
11/17/2010 -- Urge your congressional representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 5268, the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes (MOMS) Act.
- Women's Equality Day: August 26
09/01/2010 -- Governments, nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals acknowledge the critical importance of gender equality for the advancement of society.
- Stop Human Trafficking
08/30/2010 -- One year ago this month, United Methodist Women embarked on a mission of learning, sharing, and policy action on the issue of human trafficking.
- Wish Social Security a Happy 75th Birthday!
08/17/2010 -- In the emerging battle over Social Security, the stakes for women are high.
- Support the Paycheck Fairness Act
08/04/2010 -- The bill, amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act, enhanced workers rights to sue for pay discrimination.
- October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
07/27/2010 -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
- President and Congress Act for Historic Financial Reform
07/19/2010 -- Congress passed historic legislation on Thursday to prevent the type of financial meltdown that crippled the U.S. economy in 2008.
- Because God First Loved Us
07/01/2010 -- Make a commitment to act on behalf of women, children and youth, and start meaningful conversations in your community on important issues.
- Protect Teens from Dating Violence
05/05/2010 -- In March, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1081, to affirm its support for awareness and prevention of teen dating violence.
- 6 Things You Can Do This Earth Day
04/17/2010 -- Celebrate the Earth on Earth Day's 40th Anniversary, April 22
- Help Everyone Count in Census 2010!
03/29/2010 -- United Methodist Women is proud to be a partner in the 2010 census, committed to encouraging members to support the U.S. Census Bureau's goal of achieving a complete count.
- Victory for Health Care
03/23/2010 -- Implementation of the Health Care Reform Act’s provisions will be staggered over coming years. Here are some of the key changes.
- The President’s Budget: A Focus on Women and Families
03/15/2010 -- The White House released its Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal Feb. 1. The proposed budget makes investments critical to the economic future of women and families.
- After the Health Care Summit
03/05/2010 -- Let your lawmakers know that everyone should have health care!
- Action Alert: Cancel Haiti's Debt
02/09/2010 -- In the wake of Haiti's unimaginable tragedy, one obvious and simple step toward a just recovery is for the international community to cancel Haiti's $1 billion debt.
- National Coalition for Burned Churches Visits Washington
01/27/2010 -- The Women’s Division joined 28 delegates from seven states representing the National Coalition for Burned Churches (NCBC) at its annual conference.
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/01/2008 -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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