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Letter Congressional Progressive Caucus Calls on President Obama to Close Guantanamo 

Concerned by President-elect Trump's comments on torture, 40 members of Congress wrote to President Obama on January 11th with a request that he "engage in a bold, renewed push" to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. They also urged him to distribute the 2014 Senate Torture Report more widely and reaffirm that the practices it describes are legally and morally unacceptable.

Letter Representatives of Faith Communities Urge President-elect Trump to Act on Values 

Grounded in a belief in the fundamental dignity of all people, Executive Secretary Diane Randall and representatives of over a dozen other faith communities wrote President-elect Trump expressing their hope that he will uphold human rights and the principles of democracy throughout his time in office.

Letter Concerns on Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson 

In preparation for the confirmation hearings for the nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as the next Secretary of State, we write to express the concerns of our non‐partisan, 74‐year‐old Quaker lobby in the public interest. We are particularly eager to understand how Mr. Tillerson envisions his role as the leading spokesperson and principal voice on foreign policy for our country.

Update Questions for Trump's New Foreign Policy Team 

President-elect Trump's cabinet nominees will help set the direction of U.S. foreign policy going forward. They need to be able to answer serious questions about building a more peaceful world.

Update Stop the Killing in Syria 

We are appalled by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the horrifying reports of violence targeting civilians. The U.S. has a moral obligation to protect Syrian civilians from further atrocities.

Background 20 Organizations Express Continued Disappointment in NDAA Budget Gimmick 

20 organizations of the Pentagon Budget Campaign sent a letter to Congress opposing the unrequested $3.2 billion for the Pentagon in the FY17NDAA conference report. Win Without War drafted the letter, TCS supplied edits, Win Without War and PBC collected signatures, and Win Without War, National Taxpayers Union, and POGO sent the letter to the Hill Dec 1.

Update Washington Post Finds $125 Billion in Pentagon Waste 

The United States spends too much on war making efforts, and it is clear that we squander billions and billions of dollars in the process.

Background No Religious Registry Act (H.R. 6382) 

See the text of this legislation.

Update #DiplomacyWorks: Iran Deal under President Trump 

The Iran nuclear deal stands on strong legs, and President-elect Trump's conviction to dismantle the deal remains unclear. Five factors could convince him to uphold the deal.

Background Loving Our Neighbors Now 

The election revealed our pain and brokenness as a country. With so much division, hurt, and anger, it is difficult to look for that of God in each other. What does it mean to love our neighbors now?

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