Justice and Witness Ministries responds to the call of Christ through public witness, policy advocacy, issue education, and grassroots empowerment to build a more just, compassionate and inclusive world. TheUCC Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet) is our denomination’s grassroots advocacy network composed of individual members and local UCC congregations across the country. Our work is grounded in General Synod resolutions, and formed by a biblical understanding of prophetic ministry.
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The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a measure to end discrimination in employment decisions based solely on perceived sexual orientation, has again been introduced in 113th Congress. Urge your legislators to support ENDA!
The Safe Chemicals Act (S. 696) works to address the issue of toxic substances in our environments by giving the EPA more authority to regulate chemicals. Urge your elected officials to support this bill.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment to pending gun violence prevention legislation that would have strengthened background checks of gun purchases to include commercial and online sales.
Find out how your senators voted by entering your zip code below. You will be redirected to a page where, based on their vote, you can contact them to thank them for voting for the background check amendment or to express disappointment in a vote against the amendment.
More than 780 million people around the world live without sustainable options for improved water. It is time to make a serious commitment providing water access in ways that sustain God's people and planet.
This is a critical week in the U.S. Senate for legislation that would begin to address the terrible toll of gun violence in this nation. For the first time since 1994, we have the opportunity to pass meaningful legislation to help end gun violence.
Ask Congress and the President to enforce the requirement that states and school districts be transparent about which students are being taught by teachers being labeled "highly qualified" before they are fully trained.
Scripture compels us to act on our faith grounded in wonder, reverence, love, and respect for all of God's creation. Tell your elected officials at every level to take climate change seriously as a moral imperative for change.
Bristol Bay, AK is a wild, largely unspoiled eco-system. The EPA is considering a proposal to develop a massive and harmful project to mine minerals in the heart of Bristol Bay. Take action to protect the bay and the indigenous peoples who call it home!
Let's make our elected officials aware that people of faith are spiritually invested in the plight of our immigrant sisters and brothers by joining with other people of faith in a national mobilization in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
The federal budget is a moral document. Our nation's taxes and spending priorities must reflect our values. As a person of faith, please speak out by sending an email to let Congress and the White House know your view.
As you gather with loved ones to give thanks this week, take a moment to act on behalf of victims of abuse throughout this country. Ask Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act before it's too late. Lives are in the balance.
Congress will soon be debating the so-called "fiscal cliff." Experts say this mix of spending cuts and tax increases could cause a recession. Tell Congress to avoid the a fiscal showdown and craft a budget that reflects our true priorities
A group of auto workers at GM in Colombia were injured on the job, then fired and denied workers compensation. For more than a year the workers have worked for justice. As they engage in a hunger strike, you can take action in solidarity.
Faith advocates asked both presidential candidates to state why they care about poverty in the U.S. and what they will do to alleviate it. Take action! Ask your representatives to clearly state their plans to address poverty during the elections.
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) is the cornerstone of US efforts to end modern-day slavery. The legislation expired on October 11, 2011, due to inaction and partisanship by Congress. Ask your Senator to vote YES on S 1301.