Collaborative Center for Justice signs on to Letter about ongoing Raids

The Collaborative Center for Justice has joined with a number of other organizations in signing on to a letter to the White House and the Department of Homeland Security regarding the ongoing raids happening under Operation Border Guardian.

This letter reacts to the March 9 DHS press release announcing additional raids and focuses on the lack of due process afforded the individuals and families who are being targeted as well as the negative impact on immigrant communities as a result of the raid program.



Ask Congress for an end to Israel’s demolition of Palestinian property

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The Israeli practice of demolishing Palestinian property to make way for Israeli settlements is threatening more and more villages and neighborhoods throughout the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Demolishing homes and property causes untold suffering for Palestinian families and communities and does nothing to further the prospects for a just peace.
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Indigenous Activist Berta Caceres Assassinated in Honduras

Let us walk in solidarity with the people of Honduras
On the night of March 3, Honduran environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered in her home. As co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta had led the Lenca indigenous communities to fight for the integrity of their indigenous territories. She was a 2015 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, awarded each year in recognition of the courageous efforts by persons from around the world to defend and protect the rivers, forests and lands from devastation due to destructive practices of governments and transnational corporations.
For years, Berta and the Lenca communities fought to block the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam. She had been persecuted and received numerous death threats for her work. Her murder is one of over 100 unprosecuted murders since 2010 of organizers working to defend the lands and rivers so that the Honduran people can have sustainable opportunities and not have to migrate.

When Children are poisoned, it is an emergency!

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Thousands of children in Flint, MI have been exposed to toxic lead in their drinking water. We don’t know how many will suffer from lifelong brain injury from lead poisoning.

This is an urgent situation. But Congress has not yet acted.

Please join thousands of constituents nationwide and tell the Senate to pass the Drinking Water Safety and Infrastructure Act .

STOP planned Raids on Central American Children and Families

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Right now – young mothers and children are being rounded up by immigration officials in cities across the country. ICE officers show up at their doors unannounced, deceiving them to gain entry, waking up sleeping children, and taking away their families to detention centers where mothers and their children are jailed until they are deported back to the rape, murder, and domestic violence they are fleeing.
Please take action:
Tell the White House to STOP planned raids on Central American children and families!
Please call the White House at 1-866-961-4293 or the White House Comment Line directly at 1-888-907-2053. Or e-mail or  Sample script:
“I am from City, State, and as a person of faith, I urge President Obama to immediately STOP plans to deport Central American children and families. These individuals are refugees fleeing violence and should have access to legal counsel so that they can apply for asylum and protection in the United States.”

Take Action: Contact your Senators – Oppose H.R.4038

Action Alert:
Your U.S. Senators need to hear from you that you oppose H.R. 4038 and other bills that would stop or halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
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Dear Senator,
Please oppose H.R. 4038 or similar legislation which would halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the U.S.

Background: In the aftermath of the violent attacks on Paris, 31 governors made public statements that they wanted resettlement of Syrian refugees halted in their states. Days later, the U.S. House of Representatives, with comparable intentions, passed H.R. 4038, The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which would effectively halt all resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States for a protracted time.

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support the Iran Deal

As the media reports almost daily, the international Iran nuclear accord is under attack by many members in the U.S. Congress. The diplomatic agreement with Iran establishes a process for the international community to monitor Iran’s nuclear energy program to assure it does not lead to making a nuclear bomb and places many limits on the program. In exchange, sanctions against Iran will be gradually lifted. Although it is not a perfect agreement, many in the faith community, as well as many nuclear experts, see this as a critical moment for turning toward peace and advancing diplomacy over war.

Fast Track Trade Bill in The House

Fast TrackThanks to the persistence of advocates like you, the Obama Administration and the House Republican leadership are struggling to find enough votes to pass the fast track trade bill in the House of Representatives.

Please join in a day of action with other faith and secular advocates to continue the pressure on Representatives, urging them to vote “no” on a bill that would speed international trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through Congress. A vote is expected next week (June 8th).

No Fast Track for Human Traffickers Amendment

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Action Alert – Please  make two calls to your Senators Call 1-888-410-0619 twice to reach both of your Senators, and tell them to oppose fast track and protect anti-human trafficking provisions.

Today, May 19th the Senate begins voting on amendments to the Congressional Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, a bill that would approve Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as “fast track,” and speed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement through Congress.

While continuing to vigorously oppose the TPA and TPP, we see the opportunity through one of the amendments to ensure that countries with poor human trafficking records can’t be part of any trade deals.

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