Petitions

Take these quick and simple actions for peace! Each area is an important component to help make peace a priority in our nation and world. A few moments of your time will make a difference.

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Tell Congress: Invest in Youth Justice and Safe Communities

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Friends, the House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up its version of the FY16 CJS Appropriations bill this Thursday. Congress must approve federal spending for discretionary programs—including juvenile justice funding for state programs that keep families and communities safer, help young people get themselves back on track, and save money in the long run.

Sign Petition to Congress & President: Peacebuilding Cornerstones should be the National Priority!

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We live in a world that faces constant and often debilitating conflict and violence. Growing breakthroughs within five key Peacebuilding Cornerstones offer great hope, demonstrate proven effectiveness and are ready to forge bold and comprehensive national policies. As a signer of this platform, you will join in persuading the President and Congress to support transformative national policies that empower cost-effective and life-affirming conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Petition: Fund Intl. Peacebuilding in 2016 Budget

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Right now, Committees in the House and Senate are starting to draft the 2016 Budget, and acting now, at the early stage of the process, few things are decided and we have a much greater opportunity to influence the process. But that means that we have to act right now to make sure important Peacebuilding programs will be fully funded in 2016.

U.S. Dept. of Peacebuilding Legislation Re-introduced!

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The 114th Congress has come into full session and it's that time again. Legislation calling for the establishment of a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peacebuilding (HR 1111) was re-introduced Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). Let’s show our support.

Petition Action: Humanizing Our Criminal Justice System

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During his State of the Union Address, President Obama powerfully called for reform of our nation’s criminal justice system as an important priority over the coming years. Please join us today to help him jump start this effort. Sign our quick petition to Members of Congress urging them to support smart peacebuilding approaches in our communities around the nation.

Tell Congress that Second Chances Matter to You!

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Right now, there's a law called the Second Chance Act that recently expired and needs to be reauthorized. In 2008, it was passed by bipartisan majorities of both Houses of Congress, funding over 600 programs in 49 states to reduce recidivism, and help ex-offenders reintegrate into their communities. Sign the petition today!