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Update Rep. Wagner Makes Floor Speech Advocating for Elie Wiesel Act 

Representative Wagner, who introduced the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030) in the House of Representatives with Representative Crowley, made a floor speech advocating for the Elie Wiesel Act and for better preventing genocide and mass atrocities.

Background Webinar: Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

This informational webinar on the Elie Wiesel Act includes background information, an overview of the bill's provisions, an outline of some of the outreach and education strategy, and action opportunities.

Update Bipartisan Bill on Genocide Prevention Introduced in the House 

In a demonstration of strong bipartisan leadership, Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and their colleagues introduced the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030) in the House of Representatives on June 22.

Letter 21 Organizations Urge Congress to Fully Fund the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission 

Twenty-one organizations write to Congress in strong support of the request made by the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for $230,000 in the FY 2018 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to fund bipartisan staffing of the Commission.

Background Why the Paris Decision Matters, No Matter What Issue You Care About  

On June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United Stated from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement.

Letter 22 Organizations Urge Robust Conflict Prevention Funding 

Twenty-two organizations write to the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to thank them for their leadership to ensure the continuation of critical conflict prevention and peacebuilding funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 as well as to express concerns for conflict prevention funding for Fiscal Year 2018 as proposed by the White House Budget Proposal.

Update Elections in Kenya – Recommendations to the U.S. Government 

Friends in Kenya are calling on the U.S. government to take early action to prevent violence in Kenya's upcoming presidential elections.

Letter Thank You Senators Paul and Booker for Bringing Attention to Human Rights in Nigeria 

Members of the Nigeria Working Group thank Senator Paul and Senator Booker for their efforts to bring attention to needed human rights responsiveness from various actors in Nigeria.

Update Senators Raise Concern about Arms Deal with Nigeria 

The Trump administration plans to sell weaponized aircraft to Nigeria. U.S. Senators raise concerns about human rights violations by the Nigerian military and urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reconsider the decision.

Update White House Budget Weakens U.S. Foreign Policy 

The President’s first budget request to Congress further militarizes U.S. foreign policy. Trump’s FY18 budget makes the world a much more dangerous place by slashing diplomacy and development programs. In the name of cost saving and efficiency the White House is proposing to cut important programs that prevent violent conflict, build peace and save lives.

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