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Situation Report: Hurricane Season 2020

July 28, 2020

Appeal Code: 628M Situation Before it began, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was expected to be busier than usual. So far, this dark prediction appears to be coming true. The first two named storms of the season, Arthur and Bertha, formed before the season officially began. On July 22, Tropical Storm Gonzalo was officially named, setting a record for the …

Executive Order on Census Prioritizes Partisanship Over Community

Christopher Plummer | July 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order preventing undocumented immigrants in the United States from being counted in the apportionment base in the 2020 Census, John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service issued the following statement: “This order is illegal and unconstitutional, full stop. The census is one of the most important tools our …

CWS Mourns and Celebrates Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian

July 18, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2020 Contact: CWS Mourns and Celebrates Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian New York City—Church World Service today honors the life and legacy of two civil rights heroes, Rep. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian who both passed away yesterday. From his time as a young man on the forefront of the civil rights movement …

Faith-based Coalition Condemns Trump Administration’s Rollback of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Christopher Plummer | July 16, 2020

Washington, DC – Church World Service today joined with a coalition of diverse faith organizations in denouncing new rollbacks to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by the Trump Administration. The rollbacks, done under the auspices of streamlining construction projects such as pipelines, highways, drill sites, new factories or major builds on federal lands, would put communities at risk of …

CWS Pauses Facebook Advertising

July 10, 2020

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2020 Contact: CWS Pauses Facebook Advertising Organization Stands in Solidarity with #StopHateForProfit Campaign and Black and Brown Communities   New York City— CWS today announced that the organization has paused all advertising on Facebook and its associated platforms for the month of July in solidarity with the #StopHateForProfit campaign and marginalized communities impacted by …