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June 2020

Faith Leaders Call on Congress to Enact Policing Reforms and Address the Racial Income and Wealth Gap
Faith groups affirm the enduring faith-rooted teachings that without justice there can be no peace and recognize the importance of protest alongside and as a form of advocacy. All levels of government must enact the reforms necessary to root out this country’s systemic racism

Open letter to governments on Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis
Governments urged to take a lead in ensuring countries around the world do not face a wave of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases arising from actions taken to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis.

Letter to the Senate opposing inclusion of tax breaks for the rich and corporations in a new COVID financial aid package
Signers urged Senate to support repeal of costly tax breaks for millionaire business owners and corporations contained in the CARES Act and to oppose any other tax cuts for the rich and corporations in future COVID-19 relief and recovery bills.

Civil Society CoNGO Statement on COVID-19 Recovery: Building Back Better
Calls on the 193 UN Member States to renew their commitment to the UN and to turn this international crisis into an opportunity so countries emerge from this crisis and build a better world for all

April 2020

Coronavirus Crisis: Tell IMF to Protect Vulnerable, Prevent Financial Crisis 
Now we need your help to ensure that more countries can access this and other IMF processes that deliver aid, cancel debt and help our world mitigate the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus. Our petition calls for debt payments to stop while countries battle the coronavirus and its economic impacts.

National religious institutions letter (Jubilee USA) to White House, G20 and IMF to confront COVID 19
As Covid-19 takes lives, impacts the markets, affects healthcare and drives a global financial crisis, the undersigned urge the G20, the International Monetary Fund, its Members and Executive Directors to take several actions.

Investor Letter to Pharma companies to work collaboratively on Covid-19 response
Investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have sent leters to the CEOs of fourteen pharmaceutical companies calling for a collaborative approach in the development of health technologies, including diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine in the global fight against Covid-19.

March 2020

Human Trafficking: Urge Congress to Continue  to Protect Trafficking Victims
H.R. 2200 is an important step the United States can take to demonstrate our nation’s continued efforts to eradicate human trafficking and assist human trafficking victims. H.R. 2200 ensures critical funding for both domestic and international anti-trafficking programs. Reauthorizing TVPA helps ensure that victims are able to continue to access programs and services that recognize the importance of dignified care.

December 2019

Immigration: Ask U.S. Representatives to vote  NO! on HR 4760 and HR 6136
H.R. 4760 does not include a pathway to citizenship for the limited number of DACA recipients eligible for protection and fails to adequately address family separation and will lead to increases in child and family detention. H.R. 4760 heightens the asylum “credible fear” standard and will undermine existing and critical protections for unaccompanied children.

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