Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

Update: Trafficking Legislation Moves in the Senate

September 20, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Making History, Protecting Children No Comments

Yesterday, the Senate introduced and moved through committee S. 1848: An original bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and for other purposes. While the title is long, the short story is that … Read More

READ Act Becomes Law!

READ Act Becomes Law!

September 12, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Making History, News No Comments

We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More

Healthy Kids Make Happy Families

Healthy Kids Make Happy Families

September 8, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Healthy Moms and Kids No Comments

Wednesday, September 13 is Bump Day — a day to raise awareness for maternal and child health globally. Around the world, 16,000 children die from preventable causes every day, but we have tools and interventions that can help. In the Kiboga District of Uganda, Dr. Martin Kabuye has seen not only the positive effects of … Read More

One Call to Support Foreign Assistance

One Call to Support Foreign Assistance

September 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Foreign Assistance 2 Comments

Today, join our call-in day for U.S. foreign assistance. It’s Congress’ first day back from recess and there are rumors that they will be making decisions on the Federal Budget for FY18 this week, including U.S. foreign assistance. Ask them to reject any cuts to these life-saving programs today. 1 Call, 1 Minute Calling Congress … Read More

A Life Like Mine

A Life Like Mine

August 22, 2017By Guest AuthorRefugee Crisis 3 Comments

By Andrew Olson I looked down the barrel of the long gun inches from the bus window, jolted into alertness from the hazy slumber of our bus trip to the Za’atari Refugee Camp, located just South of the Syria-Jordan border. The tank was a slightly ironic sight outside a camp filled with people who had … Read More