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POTUS moves to improve response to atrocities

The President’s directive creates an important new tool in this effort, establishing a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority to develop prevention strategies and to ensure that concerns are elevated for senior decision-making so that we are better able to work with our allies and partners to be responsive to early warning signs and prevent potential atrocities.

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Restore assistance for the crisis in the Horn of Africa

In response to the present crisis, Episcopal Relief and Development is working through Anglican and ecumenical partners in the Horn of Africa to support people affected by the drought. But we cannot do it alone. World governments must provide emergency and ongoing assistance in order to alleviate the devastating drought and famine. – EPPN

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“Dream Sabbath” campaign launched

“The DREAM Act points to a moral good — access to education. Young people, having graduated from high school and having done no wrong, should not be barred from access to college loans, grants and scholarships simply because of the actions of their parents,” ~ Bishop David C. Jones

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Stand up for families

Imagine you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States. If you filed your petition in 2002, your wife and young child would have waited until 2007 to be granted their visas. During those five years you must reside predominantly in the U.S due to your permanent legal resident status and your wife and child, due to their pending application, are not permitted to travel to the U.S

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