Action Alerts

Update on Cuba Travel: We Gathered 59 Signatures

We’re 59 strong!

Due to your action/emails/phone calls we have 59 signatures from House representatives urging President Obama to support travel to Cuba by granting general licenses for ALL current categories of travel. 

By eliminating the laborious license application process, especially for people-to-people groups, that is managed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the majority of the bureaucratic red tape that holds up licensable travel to Cuba would disappear and actually facilitate what the President wanted to see in 2011, liberalized travel regulations. 

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Colombia Calls on Us; Become an Acompañante


Time sure flies by. You and the LAWG Colombia team have had no time to rest, but when your goals to change U.S.-Colombia policy are as lofty as ours, we don’t have time to pause.

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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...


Update:
Protesta_desaparecidos_1In the past six years 26,000 people have disappeared in Mexico. Tell Congress: Demand Human Rights in Mexico!

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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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