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Advocacy Success: Resolution on South Sudan Passes

If you ever wonder whether or not our advocacy makes a difference, here’s your answer: it does! Thanks to the grassroots advocacy done by all of you, and the high-level advocacy we are able to do from our office and in Washington, DC, we m

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A Passover without sustenance in South Sudan

The excerpt below is from a recent Op-Ed piece in the Jewish Journal by Susan Freudenheim: Each year, we gather with family and friends for our Passover seder. We lift the matzo and remember how we were once slaves in the land of Egypt. We talk about the

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Take Action: End Atrocities in Syria

Today’s chemical weapons attack is another shocking example of the atrocities that are happening every day in Syria. We must do more! Thanks to your advocacy last year, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 passed in the House of Represe

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Suspending Conflict Minerals Rule Would Be Disastrous

The Guardian reported on Feb. 8 that President Trump is expected to sign a memorandum that would suspend Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the conflict minerals provision established in 2010 to break the link between minerals and mass atrocities in the

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This is what activism looks like

I marched on Saturday with 749,999 of my fellow Angelenos: old and young, different races and genders, some wearing hats, and many carrying signs with a plethora of diverse messages. People marched for many different reasons: for women’s rights to gay r