Release Detainees Now

education and action Apr 14, 2020

By Christie Black, senior director of the engage limb over sustained advocacy, and Carmen Cutler, a sustained action specialist.

COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and learn in the United States, in the all-important effort to slow the spread of this virus. Difficult as these changes have been, most of us are fortunate to be able to socially distance and practice proper hygiene. Inside Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, however, conditions remain...

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Education: What Is Vote-By-Mail?

education and action Mar 31, 2020

By Lisa Rampton Halverson, MWEG Education Limb Director

The election of 1864 was held in the midst of civil war — a national crisis of a magnitude our country had never seen before and has not seen since. One German-born commentator was shocked when the nation went ahead with elections. But Abraham Lincoln knew that if they allowed the flames of the Civil War to engulf the elections of 1864, the very republic he fought to preserve would also risk ruin. He said, “We cannot...

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Update on COVID-19 and Immigration

education and action Mar 19, 2020

By Christie Black, MWEG Senior Engage Director

Many of us are focused on our own social distancing and coping with the stress of strange schedules and new routines. Some of us are shuffling to find childcare or replacement income for lost work. All of these struggles are real and valid. As we deal with our own trials, may we also keep in mind those refugees who are unable to work or social distance while in U.S. custody or in camps, both at our southern border and around the world.

Asylum...

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MWEG Impeachment Advocacy Timeline

In September, MWEG members across the nation began focusing attention on the impeachment process. Our response to this historic event was driven by a desire to help transform citizens as much as leaders.

As the Ukraine scandal began to unfold, our members began crowd-sourcing neutral and comprehensive information about actors, processes, norms, and political relationships. As the House moved toward impeachment, we discussed together what the process would look like as well as historical...

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Announcing the 2020 Spring Conference for Mormon Women for Ethical Government

education and action Feb 07, 2020

You’ve probably heard the phrase “well-behaved women seldom make history.” But did you know Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, who penned the phrase, didn’t mean to suggest that only extreme actions and behaviors matter? They’re just the ones that typically get acknowledged in written history. She believes, as does MWEG, that ordinary people have an impact, if they are willing to take action!

The theme for our third annual Mormon Women for Ethical Government conference...

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Thank You, Senator Romney

education and action Feb 03, 2020

Do you want to thank Senators Mitt Romney and Susan Collins for voting for witnesses in the impeachment trial (constituent or not)? MWEG is organizing a few opportunities for you to do so early this week (so act quickly).

1. Sign on to an open letter (and share with family and friends) thanking Senator Romney. MWEG members will deliver chocolate milk and mint brownies to his D.C. office on Tuesday, along with a copy of the letter. ALL are welcome to participate, constituent or not. Sign...

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MWEG 2019 Highlights

education and action Jan 10, 2020

As we bid farewell to 2019, we took a moment to celebrate some of our most exciting moments from the year. In 2019, we:

  • held our most successful fundraiser to date on Giving Tuesday, receiving more than $15K in donations from 200+ individual donors
  • released the MWEG Principles of Ethical Government as a foundational document, along with new educational materials on topics ranging from media literacy to the 2020 census
  • created the MWEG portal online, where members can log...
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Be a Witness: Speak Out for a Full and Fair Impeachment Trial

education and action Jan 10, 2020

UPDATE: Deadline extended to 5PM PT / 6PM MT / 7PM CT / 8PM ET.


We are Republicans. We are Democrats. We are Independents and the unaffiliated. Our combined voices represent the majority of American voters, and we are frustrated by politicians who weaponize our two-party system as a means to consolidate and maintain political power. Hyperpartisanship makes enemies of fellow citizens and insulates leaders from the natural and legal consequences of their actions. When this happens, we all lose....

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Call to Action: Call Your Representatives About Migrant Protection Protocol

Last week MWEG introduced the Principles of Ethical Government. One of the three guiding principles is responsibility — that “all human beings are mutually accountable to their fellow human beings.” We believe we will be held responsible by our Heavenly Parents for how we treat each other or allow others to be treated. This is no less true of how we are treating our brothers and sisters south of the border who are suffering in Mexico as they wait for asylum to be granted.

In...

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Education: Career Diplomats and Ambassadors

education and action Nov 18, 2019

By Lisa Rampton Halverson, MWEG Senior Director of Educate Limb

During the impeachment inquiry proceedings we have heard of ambassadors, career diplomats, foreign service officers, and more. Many have testified of their dedicated, nonpartisan career service to our country. Yet we hear that others were given their position as a political favor. We hope this post will help MWEGers and others understand who these people are and what kind of preparation they have had (or not had).

Career...

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