Government Relations


February 9, 2009

Dear Members of the United States Congress,

We, the leaders and members of faith-based, labor, and human rights organizations concerned with the on-going human rights crisis faced by our friends and colleagues in the Philippines’ civil society, wish to express our support and...

January 27, 2009

January 27, 2009

President Barack Hussein Obama The White House Washington, DC 20270

Dear Mr. President:

We write as Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders of the National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East (NILI) to offer...

January 26, 2009

“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. You shall be called repairer of the breach and restorer of streets to live in.” - Isaiah 58 Poverty, hunger, and deadly disease...

January 22, 2009

Dear Senator/Representative:

Thank you for working on an economic recovery package that will directly support those who are affected most by this recession – poor and middle income households. As representatives of the interfaith community, we are encouraged by Congress and President...

January 15, 2009

Members of the United States Congress Washington D.C. 20510

Dear Member of Congress,

The needs of our nation’s most vulnerable members become increasingly critical as job losses escalate and states face dwindling revenue. The economic tragedy is no longer limited to low-wage...

January 13, 2009

Dear President-elect Obama (or Member of Congress):

As communities of faith, we are grounded in a shared vision of justice and compassion. We are called to be good stewards of God’s good Earth and work for justice for all of God’s people, particularly the most vulnerable among us. As...

January 13, 2009

Mr. Samuel Witten, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State Ms. Barbara Strack, Chief of the Refugee Affairs Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security President George W. Bush, The White...

January 9, 2009


The Honorable Barack Obama President-elect Presidential Transition Team 451 6th St., NW Washington, DC 20001     Dear President-elect Obama:     We appreciate and value your focus on uniting people to face the many challenges that lie ahead as your inauguration...

December 28, 2008

The Honorable George W. Bush

President of the United States

The White House

Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President,

During your presidency, we have often written to you, both recognizing the important steps you have taken to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict...

December 2, 2008

The Honorable Michael ChertoffSecretaryDepartment of Homeland SecurityNaval Security Station3801 Nebraska Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20393

Dear Secretary Chertoff:

As members of Refugee Council USA, a coalition of 23 non-governmental organizations based in the United States that...