Legislative Action Center
Since Duterte’s election in 2017, the U.S government has given the Philippines over $550 million in military aid. These funds support the Philippine military and police who routinely accuse indigenous people, human rights workers, peasants, labor organizers, environmental activists, journalists, health workers, local elected officials, and clergy of being communists & terrorists to justify extrajudicial imprisonment and execution. Urge your representatives to pass The Philippine Human Rights Act (H.R. 3884) which seeks to withhold U.S. support from the Filipino Police and Military until they prove they have stopped their dehumanizing and violent practices. Learn More.
This is a critical moment for our democracy. Despite zero evidence, 60 failed lawsuits, and persistent false claims that the last presidential election was stolen, over 380 bills restricting voting access have been introduced in 48 States. 22 of these bills have been passed in 14 states and 31 bills have passed in at least one chamber. Next week, a version of For the People Act (HR1) will likely be introduced in the Senate, offering an opportunity to impress upon our Senators that we want our democracy and everyone’s vote protected. Learn More and Take Action!
On this anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, we continue to cry Black Lives Matter! Since the death of George Floyd, according to Mapping Police Violence at least 1,068 people have died at the hands of the police in the United States. Racial disparities persist at alarming rates, Black people were three times more likely to be killed by police than white people and made up Black 28% of those killed by police, despite making up 13% of the population. Learn More and Take Action!