Action Corps

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Environment
  • Hunger
  • International
  • Women

Location

PO Box 5473Richmond, CA 94805 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of Action Corps is to champion justice in solidarity with people most affected by climate disasters and violent conflict. We achieve this mission by bringing together diverse actors for humanitarian advocacy⁠​⁠⁠--connecting grassroots activists to NGOs, media and members of Congress.

Description

​Action Corps is a grassroots initiative to build people power in solidarity with people around the world. The organization is focused on U.S. policies in solidarity with people from Yemen and Burma, communities most affected by climate disasters, and low-income countries dealing with COVID-19. Action Corps grew out of Oxfam and is volunteer-run with advocates in 30 states.

Action Corps played a pivotal role in the passage of the historic Yemen War Powers Resolution to stop U.S. participation in the devastating war in Yemen. And we have secured key commitments from congressional leaders in support of the people of Yemen. For example, in October 2019, after leading rallies in front of their offices, Action Corps met face-to-face with Sen. Schumer, Senate minority leader, and with Sen. Jack Reed, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and held a community meal with Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Soon after, all of them, at our urging, released public statements, calling for an end to U.S. participation in the devastating war in Yemen.

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