We are kicking off a new series on how to effectively communicate with Congress. We will walk you step by step through the keys to effective communication and how to get your message heard. The first thing to know however is who will listen to your message? Every person has three people who are your voice … Read More
What keeps you from contacting Congress? What we most often get asked is, “Does it matter?” or “Will I be heard?” The short answer is yes. Every message matters in some way and has an impact. The real question is, how will your message be the most effective? Cokie Roberts is a political columnist and … Read More
Officially, there are over one billion reasons to come together to end violence against children. Over half of the world’s children are affected by violence, and every one of these more than one billion children deserve a life where they can thrive and reach their full potential. Violence against children includes abuse, exploitation, forced labor, … Read More
This is part four of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas. “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the … Read More
On Saturday, Congress officially adjourned. You may have heard about this in the news in the context of, ‘This week Congress adjourned without doing… X.’ But behind the news headlines and media stories, behind the doors of Congress, there are people who represent you, who listen to you, working to get things done – and … Read More
Update; December 6 – 1:30 PST: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee just unanimously passed the Education for All Act and it will now go to the Senate Floor! Ask your Senators to vote yes! As Christmas draws nearer and nearer, I feel that we each have two lists. There is that one list that … Read More
This week, USAID released the third annual report, Acting on the Call: Ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Nearly 300,000 women die each year from pregnancy and childbirth, but the good news is that we have a plan. In 2014, the first Acting on the Call report laid out a roadmap – save 600,000 women’s lives by 2020 and the … Read More
Due to the support of a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives, which includes Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), there is a letter that your member of Congress can sign in support of global maternal and child health programs. These programs are often at risk for funding cuts—cuts that would be devastating to mothers and children around the world. See how you can help.
Today we share the last post in our Advent series. We ask, how often do things that seem small and unremarkable end up being a part of something big, as was the case with the birth of Jesus? It is all a part of God’s plan, which we do not know. However, we do know we are meant to share His love. Join us as we share God’s love and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by sending prayers for peace around the world.
As news of a budget deal rolled out this morning, we held our breath. Earlier this year our hearts sank as we realized that the entire budget line item for programs to fight child labor within the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) had been cut from the proposed FY2016 federal budget. These programs have a proven … Read More