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June 13, 2004

Last month, we alerted you to upcoming House and Senate votes to block funding for new nuclear-weapons programs. While the House amendment to cut off funding for these programs failed narrowly, the Senate vote has not yet taken place....

May 20, 2004

Co-sponsors are needed for bipartisan legislation to protect the parents of 5,000 children born in the United States to Haitians now in danger of being deported to war ravaged Haiti. S. 2187, the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness...

May 18, 2004

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has observed with great concern and foreboding the continuing crisis in Sudan. With reports coming in about thousands upon thousands of people being killed in an apparent attempt...

May 13, 2004

The Episcopal Church strongly supports the goal of total nuclear disarmament and the implementation of the international Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. “[I]n accordance with our faith in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace,” the 1994...

April 27, 2004

April 28, 2004   Dear Senator: We are concerned to learn that some Members of Congress and some officials in the Administration propose to develop new and so-called "useable" nuclear weapons. New nuclear weapons, they say,...

April 20, 2004

April 20, 2004 The Honorable John AshcroftAttorney GeneralU.S. Department of Justice950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Room 440Washington, DC 20530-0001 Re: Matter of R-A (Rodi Alvarado), A73 753 922 Dear Attorney General Ashcroft: We, the...

April 15, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim WetekamChurches for Middle East Peace(202) 543-4150, jim@cmep.org U.S. Church Leaders, Citing Risks, Fault President Bushfor Concessions to PM Sharon (WASHINGTON, April 15, 2004) U.S....

March 30, 2004

The Coalition Against Religious Discrimination March 30, 2004 OPPOSE THE SANTORUM AMENDMENT TO INSERT GOVERNMENT FUNDED RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM Dear Senator: We, the undersigned religious, civil...

March 28, 2004

In February we wrote asking you to support the Snoweflake Campaign – an effort to add $6 billion in child care funding to the bill reauthorizing welfare – known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This bill is now...

March 8, 2004

Dear Senator, We the undersigned organizations, urge you to adequately fund human needs programs in the FY 05 budget and oppose attempts to reduce non-defense discretionary spending to pay for increases in defense spending. The...

March 4, 2004

Tuesday, the Senate voted 52-47 in favor of the amendment to renew the assault weapons ban. That is a great success and your efforts made the difference. Due to other amendments and the partisan climate, the overall bill was not passed...

March 2, 2004

ISSUE In 1994, as part of the historic Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, President Bill Clinton signed legislation to prohibit the manufacture and sale of specific military-style assault weapons, and weapons with certain...

February 27, 2004

Legislation to renew the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban will be offered by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Warner (R-VA)on Tuesday, March 2, 2004. Take action today! Contact your Senators immediately at 800-270-0309 and urge...

February 13, 2004

A Message to the Episcopal Church Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Your Executive Council, meeting during February, 2004, at Tampa, Florida, considered the life of the Episcopal Church in light of the...

February 12, 2004

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been...

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