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February 9, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As we continue to move further into the new legislative year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the priorities of The Office of Government Relations for 2018. Drawing from the priorities of General Convention and Episcopal Church leadership, we have...

February 1, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

Update on TPS for Syria 2/1/2018

"On January 21, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that the administration will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria for 18 months. We welcome this...

September 21, 2017

By: The Office of Government Relations

Check out this brief list of some of our recent sign-on letters--a method of advocacy we use often in coalition with other organizations and churches.

Recent letters include:

Support of the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs Anti-...

September 19, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Over the past two weeks, U.S. senators have worked transparently and diligently on bipartisan legislation to improve health care for Americans. Yet now, Senate leaders are risking undermining progress in their own bipartisan reform process with a...

August 2, 2017

The Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector of St. Stephen’s, Houston and the Rev. Jon Page, pastor of First Congregational Church, Houston met with Rep. Todd Hunter, chair of the Calendar Committee of the Texas Legislature during an Interfaith Advocacy Day to oppose the “bathroom” bill.

[Episcopal...

August 2, 2017

The Rev. Lisa Hunt, rector of St. Stephen’s, Houston and the Rev. Jon Page, pastor of First Congregational Church, Houston met with Rep. Todd Hunter, chair of the Calendar Committee of the Texas Legislature during an Interfaith Advocacy Day to oppose the “bathroom” bill.

[Episcopal...

August 1, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the end of June, there have been two major developments concerning protections for young people brought to the U.S. as children, known as DREAMers. We need you to speak out today for protections for these young adults today by taking TWO...

July 26, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] The United States Senate is now considering a series of measures that would radically remake the way health care is provided in this country, and dramatically change who has access to care. A partial, or “skinny,” repeal of the Affordable Care Act...

June 25, 2017

[Episcopal Migration Ministries] On June 26, the Supreme Court released its decision on the “travel ban” Executive Order (EO). In short, it consolidated the two cases about the EO that were heard in the Fourth and Ninth Circuit Courts and agreed to hear oral arguments on the case in October....

June 11, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] In advance of World Refugee Day on June 20th, join the Stand with Refugees Campaign!

Call your members of Congress to remind them that the United States plays a critical role in providing protection and hope for the persecuted, support a refugee...

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