Members of Congress represent YOU. We encourage you to contact them, repeatedly — whether in person, by phone, or through letters and petitions, you can let your representatives know where you stand on today’s important issues. It does make a difference!

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TAKE THIS ACTION - End Atrocities in Syria & Hold Perpetrators Accountable

Thanks to your advocacy last year, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 passed in the House of Representatives unanimously. Unfortunately, this bill, which would help bring an end to the attacks on civilians, didn’t pass the Senate.

The Act has been reintroduced in the House as H.R. 1677, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017. The Act would apply sanctions, prohibit the transfer of arms, and support the evidence gathering and investigation into war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other human rights abuses.

Help pass the bill this year, urge your Representative to co-sponsor the Act today. 

TAKE THIS ACTION - Stop Cuts to the International Affairs Budget!

The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII, the highest number of displaced people in recorded history, and famine in four nations. Despite these crises, the Trump administration is proposing enormous cuts to foreign aid, the State Department, and the UN.

Republicans, Democrats, retired generals, and career diplomats all have pushed back against these proposed cuts. As genocide and atrocity prevention advocates, we must stand together to oppose these irresponsible and draconian cuts.

The U.S. currently spends less than 1% of our federal budget on foreign aid – a tiny investment with a huge global impact. Tell your members of Congress that you don’t want to see any cuts to the international affairs budget!

TAKE THIS ACTION - Ask Your Representative to Support Famine Relief in South Sudan

Since December 2013, South Sudan has been embroiled in a brutal civil war that has disproportionately affected the civilian population. So far 50,000 – 300,000 people have been killed, more than 2.5 million have been displaced, nearly six million people are in need of humanitarian aid and protection, and over 100,000 face starvation.

There is a Resolution in the House (H. RES. 187) that is calling for USAID to designate emergency funding to help address the famine and dire food insecurity situation plaguing South Sudan.

Please ask your member of Congress to co-sponsor this Resolution, or thank them if they have already done so.

TAKE THIS ACTION - Sign Petition: Prevent Mass Atrocities

We are urging members of Congress to support legislation, appropriate funds, and adopt policies that prioritize preventing mass atrocities and violent conflict around the world.

We are seeking to garner as many signatures as we can to show our government that genocide and atrocities prevention must be made a priority.

TAKE THIS ACTION - Stand Up For Refugees!

The Trump administration recently released a revised Executive Order on immigration and refugees. While the order is new, the intent is the same. The Order completely shuts our borders to people fleeing mass atrocities and violent conflict, and sets refugee resettlement rates to the lowest they have been since the 1980s, while the level of displacement is the highest it has been since World War II. We must not stand idly by!

You can take action. Call your representatives in the House and Senate and tell them that you oppose this decision and that you expect them to take action. Click below to be provided with contact information and talking points for your representatives.

TAKE THIS ACTION - Walk to End Genocide

We walk to raise funds for the 65 million refugees and displaced persons fleeing genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. We walk to support and build resilience in conflict-affected communities. We walk to educate and mobilize individuals, and to advocate for policy change. Join us!

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