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March 8, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This week, the House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act.

This legislation would swap current income-based health care subsidies for a system of...

March 2, 2017

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, the the United Nations and the government of South Sudan declared a state of famine in parts of South Sudan, the most severe state of food insecurity based on mortality, malnutrition, and According to the United Nations, 100,000 South...

February 9, 2017

By: Jayce Hafner, Domestic Policy Analyst, Office of Government Relations

Urgent Standing Rock Update: Act Now!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced their intention to issue a permit for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe--a route that would jeopardize the drinking water and desecrate the sacred burial grounds of the Standing...

February 1, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland]

March for Refugees: Pray, Act and Walk February 1, 2017

“Cursed is the one who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow. Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!'”

Deuteronomy 27:19

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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February 1, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland]

March for Refugees: Pray, Act and Walk February 1, 2017

“Cursed is the one who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow. Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!'”

Deuteronomy 27:19

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

...

January 30, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] The list of alarming actions and statements from President Trump’s first week in office takes our collective breath away. New York Times columnist David Brooks describes the week as being all about threat perception: building a wall against a Mexican/Central...

October 20, 2016

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

In September 2016, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would resume detaining and deporting Haitians, ending the policy of offering Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitians arriving in the U.S. that has been in place since 2010. In recognition of...

July 27, 2016

By: Office of Government Relations

Speak out about a number of important issues this August!

Although Congress is out of session until early September, the August recess is a time when your members may be more accessible than ever. Many members travel back to their home states or districts and may be available for in-...

June 16, 2016

As our nation mourns the lives lost in the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend and we remember the lives lost in previous mass shootings, we must mobilize together to call for much-needed gun safety reform. Episcopalians around the country are standing together to oppose hatred in all its...

September 5, 2013

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would overhaul the country’s immigration system, leading to many important reforms for immigrants and refugees.

Now, it’s the House’s turn to tackle Comprehensive Immigration Reform. To prep advocates around the church for the...

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