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  1. Advocacy Resource Write Effective Emails to Congress 

    Do emails to Congress work? While a single email won't often change a policymaker's position, email is a critical part of strategic advocacy for the policies you care about.

  2. Advocacy Resource Publish Letters to the Editor 

    Publishing letters to the editor and op-eds is a great way to get the attention of your members of Congress. But first, you need to write a piece that tells your story – not just the facts.

  3. Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Are Great. What Now? 

    Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

    Your work isn't over on Election Day. While your members of Congress might agree with you, are they leaders on issues you care about, or are they sitting on the sidelines? Work with your members of Congress to advance peace and justice.

  4. Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Never Agree with Me 

    Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

    It can be frustrating when your members of Congress disagree with you on many or even most issues. But with persistence, organizing, and strategy, you can move your members of Congress toward peace and justice.

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Action Alert This One Step Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty 

The Census poverty data was released on Sept. 10, and while poverty rates declined slightly from 2017 to 2018, the report also contained some very, very bad news: Approximately 38.1 million people—more than the population of Canada—lived below the poverty line last year.

Action Alert Speaking of Education Reform, What Can Congress Learn from Orange is the New Black? 

Recently, I joined Illinois Rep Danny Davis to talk about lifting the Pell Grant ban and giving people more access to education. Congress has introduced a bill - the bipartisan REAL Act (H.R.2168 /S.1074) - which would restore access to Pell Grants. But it is not moving as fast as planned and needs some helpful pressure for final passage.

Action Alert Now is the Time for Prayer and Action 

Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the lives lost and the communities devastated by three mass shootings in one week. This violence is sickening. And it is a reminder of the dangerous toll guns take in our country every day because of permissive gun laws.

Action Alert Congress Must Fund the Services our Families Need 

Congress is in the middle of an intense debate about the federal budget and how much money to spend on the programs our communities rely on—including those that support our most vulnerable neighbors. If Congress fails to act, critical human needs programs could see a $55 billion cut for the coming fiscal year, which begins October 1.

Action Alert Tell Congress: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement 

The Department of Defense 1033 program funnels military equipment from the Pentagon to local, federal, and tribal law enforcement.

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