February 25, 2009


The Honorable Alcee Hastings United States House of Representatives   2353 Rayburn Office Building   Washington D.C. 20515     Dear Representative Hastings,   On behalf of a diverse coalition of 25 human rights, refugee advocacy, faith-based and humanitarian  ...

February 23, 2009

Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security Washington, D.C. 20528

Dear Secretary Napolitano:

We write to thank you for your recent directive requesting information from components within the Department of Homeland...

January 14, 2009

Domestic Policy

Health Care Reform: Several coalitions of faith groups, unions, think tanks, and social policy advocates have been formed to provide principles for achieving comprehensive health care reform that provides universal access to health care. Although it is by no means clear...

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...

August 5, 2008

Since the beginning of the 2003 war, millions of Iraqis have been displaced inside Iraq and throughout the region. The largest concentrations of refugees are in Jordan and Syria. These refugees were forced to flee targeted persecution...

July 9, 2008

Dear Senator:

We write as religious organizations with extensive experience in the fight against HIV and AIDS and a commitment to the well-being of all of God’s people to urge your support for restoring authority to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine the...

April 29, 2008

Honorable Members of CongressUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515

Dear Members of the House of Representatives

The Episcopal Church has historically advocated for the fair and just treatment of immigrants – a position rooted in our adherence to the...

April 24, 2008

Here is a quick update on the legislation addressed in our alerts so far this spring.

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007 -- S. 1200 -- The first update of critical Indian Health Care in 16 years passed the Senate 83-10 in February and is awaiting consideration by the...