Congressional Advocacy Day – April 23, 2018
Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation. Our goal, through worship, theological reflection and opportunities for learning and witness, is to strengthen our Christian voice and to mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of U.S. domestic and international policy issues.
A World Uprooted:
Responding to Migrants, Refugees and Displaced People
Lobby Day Ask
Our world is experiencing massive upheaval and displacement due to violent conflicts, our changing climate and corruption. We call on Congress to act to help the world’s uprooted peoples, the majority of whom are children and women. Congress must:
- Implement just and compassionate immigration policies;
- Confront root causes of forced displacement in the light of U.S. policy.
Based on legislation before Congress in April 2018 where EAD advocacy can have the most impact, the general policy appeal noted above for the EAD Monday Lobby Day will be narrowed down to two specific legislative “asks” to address policies in the U.S. and abroad. Talking points will be provided for use by participants and a “Leave Behind” for Congressional offices. These resources will be posted here for participants’ review a few weeks prior to the April 20 – 23 EAD National Gathering.
More information on the Lobby Day Ask will be posted as it becomes available. Please check back.