One of the gifts we can share with our Colombia partners is that of influence with both U.S. and Colombian lawmakers.
From time to time our Colombian partners ask us to exercise this influence. This may be for matters of major policy – such as military budget for Colombia, or monitoring the Labor Action Plan of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Or it may be to put pressure on the Colombian government to protect a threatened human-rights leader, or to find one who has disappeared.
We also ask all of you to encourage your churches or other organizations to take part in Days of Prayer and Action for Colombia in April each year, and we invite you to sign up for Advocacy Alerts to stay updated on how you can be an effective advocate for our sisters and brothers in Colombia