Action Alerts

No Sanctions, Support Diplomacy

International negotiators have agreed to continue working to reach a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear negotiations. While the talks continue, Iran's nuclear program will remain frozen. The U.S. and our international partners have agreed to no additional sanctions. Call your members of Congress and tell them to... read more»

Posted by Mark Harrison on December 08, 2014

The Church must be an example of social change

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as the growing concern regarding ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society has issued the following statement: Christians are called to witness to the reconciling... read more»

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 05, 2014

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

We need YOU to call your member of Congress NOW! Tell Congress that you support President Obama using his authority to expand deferred action to immigrant families! Call 1-888-427-0530; use our sample script: Tell Congress: "My name is _______ and I'm from (City, State, Congregation, Community). As... read more»

Posted by Emma Escobar on December 02, 2014

Call on President Obama to Stop Deportations!

Today, in a massive act of civil disobedience at the White House, faith leaders and immigrant rights activists, including Rev. Linda Jaramillo, UCC Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries, will risk arrest to demand that President Barack Obama end his inhumane immigration enforcement policies. In February, 30 faith leaders were... read more»

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on July 31, 2014

Call Attorney General Holder and Tell Him No More Solitary Confinement!

We have supermax prisons that are not filled. Why are we building more? Sure beats the heck out of me! Unbelievably, the federal government is planning to expand its supermax prison beds at a time when there is no need for more beds, and when the nation is waking up... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 25, 2014

A Call for House Leadership: Pass Just & Humane Immigration Reform

TODAY, we need YOU to call Rep. Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner and urge them to provide solutions to our broken immigration system now! Call 1-888-427-0530 and use our sample script: Hi, my name is _________ and as a United Methodist, I am outraged that the House has... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on June 12, 2014

TAKE ACTION: 1100 Calls to President Obama - End Deportations

Bishops Julius Trimble and Minerva Carcano praying outside the White House on President's Day. (Photo credit: Marti Mefford)  The United Methodist Church affirms the worth, dignity, and inherent value and rights of all persons regardless of their nationality or legal status. The Obama Administration is nearing two million... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on February 18, 2014

TAKE ACTION: Support Survivors of Military Assault

Urge your senator to pass the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) Pass the Military Justice Improvement Act (#MJIA) Call 1-888-427-0484 The MJIA creates an objective, non-biased military justice system worthy of the men and women in uniform. We all know that prosecuting sexual assault... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on February 03, 2014