Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary signed on in support of the following endorsements for justice:
Jan. 31, 2018 At the invitation of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, signed on to “Iowa’s Faith Leaders and Clergy Statement on the Death Penalty.” The statement opposes the passing of HSB 569 that would reintroduce the death penalty for murder in the first degree into Iowa law. Statement given to Iowa legislators and published in the Des Moines Register.
Jan. 18, 2018 At the invitation of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, signed on to a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, to consider a decision in favor of extending TPS to Syrians.
Jan. 11, 2018 At the invitation of Church World Service, President Teri Hadro signed on to a letter from faith-based leaders urging members of Congress to pass a clean Dream Act of 2017 providing a path to citizenship for immigrant youth. Letter given to Members of Congress.
Dec. 21, 2017 At the request of First Focus, signed a letter to congressional leaders of the House urging them to pass an immediate, five-year extension of the funding for CHIP. Letter given to House Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Chairman Hatch, Ranking Member Wyden, Chairman Walden, and Ranking Member Pallone.
Dec. 21, 2017 At the invitation of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, signed a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to consider a decision in favor of extending TPS to El Salvadorans before the Jan. 8, 2018 expiration deadline.
Dec. 5, 2017 At the invitation of the Coalition for Human Needs, President Teri Hadro signed an organizational letter asking Congress to support legislation for children and women. Priorities for legislation included the reauthorization of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); continuation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS); recovery relief to states and territories hit by hurricanes and fires this year; to lift caps on spending; and to allow more adequate funding for domestic and international priorities. Letter sent to members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.