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What can You do to Support Peace in Colombia?

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We have made an impact.

But we still need your help in driving our message home so that our government supports the peace process in Colombia, with truth and justice.  You did a great job in helping get Congress on board to support the peace process as 62 representatives have signed the congressional Dear Colleague letter. Now we need your help so that President Obama hears our call for peace. 

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Amp Up the Volume: Demand Your Senator Vote on Gun Control

Four months after the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, the U.S. Senate has finally taken the first step in preventing future gun violence. On Thursday, April 11, 2013 the Senate voted 68-31 to begin the debate on gun control legislation. As you've probably read in the news, the current version of the Senate gun bill would make important headway by strengthening current laws on gun trafficking and straw purchasers, increasing grants for improvements in school safety and expanding background checks to nearly every gun purchase.the_time_for_gun_control_is_now

Tell your senator to end the bloodshed on both sides of the border.

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National Days of Action for Colombia

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Now is the time. April is here and it’s time forDays of Prayer and Action for Colombia. Every year, communities across the United States come together and join in solidarity with our Colombian brothers and sisters in an effort to show policy makers that we want real change in U.S.-Colombia policy.

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They Have Until April 12th...


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That’s the number of human rights violation complaints filed against Mexico’s military from 2006 – 2012. If that number doesn’t floor you, the next one will:

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Can You Do Your Part to Support Travel to Cuba?

Remember in 2011 when we convinced President Obama to issue an executive order that liberalized the United States' Cuba travel regulations? This action expanded general licenses for academic and religious travel and re-instated specific licenses for people-to-people travel. Well, we want to push the envelope even further this time and see President Obama grant general licenses for ALL purposeful categories of travel, doing away with the laborious license application process through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This would eliminate the majority of the bureaucratic red tape that prevents licensable travel to Cuba from actually happening. Representative Sam Farr (D-CA 20th) is leading this charge by circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter to members of the House of Representatives, asking them to join him in signing a letter to the President asking just that.

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Hey Congress: Support Peace in Colombia!

Not a day goes by without our Colombian brothers and sisters feeling the effects of the armed conflict. With over 5.4 million internally displaced persons, tens of thousands of forced disappearances, over 4,000 victims of extrajudicial executions, brutal kidnappings, deadly landmines and continued threats and attacks against human rights defenders, Colombians have had it with war. We NOW have our chance to get Congress behind the peace process, stand for the rights of victims of violence, and create a pro-peace U.S. policy towards Colombia.

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Bring Everyone to the Table: Support Peace and Justice in Colombia

2012 gave us the great news that the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas had begun to negotiate an end to the longest-running conflict in the Americas. 2013 gives YOU the chance to make an impact on U.S. policy regarding the peace process by taking an urgent action today!

Your mission? Get your representative in the House to sign this congressional Dear Colleague letter in support of the peace process in Colombia!

Click here to find out how!

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