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  • By: January 22, 2018

    Help Us Pass a Clean DREAM Act

    Saba moved to Texas from Pakistan when she was just 11 years old and has resided in Texas ever since. Saba had originally come to the United States to visit her grandfather, a U.S. citizen, who had an established business in Fort Worth. Wanting to keep his extended family together, her grandfather petitioned for Saba

  • By: December 27, 2017

    Emgaging in a year of resilience: a note from our CEO

    Dear Friends, As the year draws to an end, and despite the numerous challenges we have faced as people of conscience, compassion, and justice, I am still filled with hope for what we can do together in the New Year. From the Muslim Ban, to undermining the middle class, to abandoning our global leadership, I

  • By: December 22, 2017

    Emgage Action Policy Update

    Travel Ban On 4 December 2017, the Supreme Court allowed the third iteration of President Trump’s proposed travel ban go into full effect, affecting those from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. Already there has been a sharp decrease in Muslim immigration, especially from the countries cited in the ban. This

  • By: December 15, 2017

    Joint Appeal to the UN Security Council to Act on Burma’s Rohingya Crisis

    Joint Appeal to the UN Security Council to Act on Burma’s Rohingya Crisis Emgage Action signs on to urge the Security Council to protect and “never again” allow atrocities in Burma    In advance of the United Nations Security Council’s December 12 meeting on the situation in Burma, we, a global coalition of 69 human

  • By: December 12, 2017

    Emgage Action Commends Passage of Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act

    Emgage commends the passage of the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017 (H.R. 1730), a bill that Emgage has supported, by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was adopted by a vote of 402-2, and will expand coverage of federal hate crime laws protecting houses of worship to include religiously affiliated institutions, which

  • By: July 4, 2017

    At parades and protests, GOP lawmakers get earful about health care

    EASTPORT, Maine — For the 15th year, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) spent July 4 marching through this town of 1,331, a short boat ride away from Canada. She walked and waved, next to marching bands and Shriner-driven lobster boats. Her constituents cheered — and then asked whether she would vote against repealing the Affordable Care

  • By: July 1, 2017

    Is it inequality of income we care about — or inequality of opportunity?

    Inequality may well be the issue of our time. But is it inequality of income we care about, or inequality of opportunity? And what is opportunity — the opportunity to do better than our parents, or better than ourselves at an earlier age, or does it mean doing better relative to everyone else? Can some

  • By: June 29, 2017

    As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

    As the United States confronts global warming in the decades ahead, not all states will suffer equally. Maine may benefit from milder winters. Florida, by contrast, could face major losses, as deadly heat waves flare up in the summer and rising sea levels eat away at valuable coastal properties. In a new study in the journal Science,

  • By: May 7, 2017

    Poll: Majority of voters back Trump travel ban

    A clear majority of voters support President Donald Trump’s travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. Polling on the travel restrictions has varied wildly since the Trump administration unveiled the first executive order on travel in late January. But after months of litigation and controversy, 6-in-10