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Report-back and campaign update from Capitol Hill: lobbying against U.S. sanctions on Nicaragua

By Jill Clark-Gollub (Nicaragua Solidarity Coalition, Americas Without Sanctions Lobbying Committee) AFGJ is a founding organization of the Americas Without Sanctions campaign, which since last July has been organizing tirelessly against the most recent round of sanctions legislation proposed for Nicaragua. Read the report-back from one of our campaign volunteers and lobbying coordinators below.  On Thursday, May…

NicaNotes: We must stop new sanctions on Nicaragua from advancing in Congress!

By Jill Clark-Gollub Jill Clark-Gollub organizes study delegations to Nicaragua and has published in outlets including COHA, Popular Resistance, and Alliance for Global Justice The deceptively named Restoring Sovereignty and Human Rights Act is advancing through Congress. Designed to do the exact opposite of promoting sovereignty or human rights, it must be stopped. We must…

Take Action: House Votes to Condemn Socialist Ideas and Leaders!

On February 2, the US House of Representatives approved, by a vote of 328 to 86, House Concurrent Resolution 9, which condemns socialist ideas and current and former leaders without distinction as to achievements and human rights records. And, in denouncing socialism in its entirety, it ignores the vast benefits that socialist policies have brought…

Congress is Coming Home, Tell Them We Won’t Stand for More-of-the-Same Free Trade!

The Alliance for Responsible Trade urges you to act now to stop NAFTA-like free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama! Last Friday, Representatives came home for their “in-district work week.” With rumors circulating that the South Korea Free Trade Agreement (the biggest agreement of its kind since NAFTA) will soon be brought to…