At Mercy Corps, we work with governments, institutions, local leaders, civil society organizations, foundations and businesses around the world to ensure that the voices of the people we work with are heard, and that they get the support they need to strengthen their communities from within. Our teams and partners advocate for good policies and best practices so our programs make a wider impact, create lasting change and function effectively and efficiently.

We listen closely to people we work with on the ground to make sure their voices, concerns and suggestions are heard by key decision makers from Lagos to London and Wajir to Washington, D.C.

Policy issues we care about the most range from making education in Jordan more inclusive of children with disabilities to protecting the U.S. foreign aid budget.

We rely on your voice, too. With your help, we can ensure that everyone is aware of some of these critical issues, from your friends to your members of Congress.

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Tell Congress: Invest in Ending Violence

Every seven minutes an adolescent is killed by an act of violence globally. Please urge your representatives to support a new bipartisan bill that can help prevent senseless deaths and save millions of children's lives.

Tell Congress to pass the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act.
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