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Congregational Endorsements
Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary signed on in support of the following endorsements for justice:

May 1: LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter requesting Congress to pass legislation that will ease the economic impact for low income persons in future relief packages and provide a just and sustainable recovery from COVID-19. This letter was sent by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to all members of Congress.

May 13: Teri Hadro endorsed an Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) investor statement on COVID-19 risks to the meat worker sector that insists on enhanced safety measures, health protocols, and worker benefits; and ensuring that meat producers have implemented these safeguards across all facilities and operations. The ICCR sent this letter to all meat companies with U.S. operations, including Hormel, JBS S.A, Marfrig Global Foods SA (National Beef), Pilgrim’s Pride, Sanderson Farms, Seaboard, Smithfield/WH Group, and Tyson Foods.

May 18: Teri Hadro affirmed the Declaration of Peace created by World Beyond War stating that wars and militarism make us all less safe; thus, we commit to engage in and support nonviolent efforts to end all war and preparations for war and to create a sustainable and just peace.

May 22: Teri Hadro signed onto a letter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) affirming support for identical versions of House Resolution 902 and Senate Resolution 545 that celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980. The resolutions reaffirm the bipartisan commitment of the United States to promote the safety, health, education, and wellbeing of the millions of refugees and displaced persons uprooted by war, persecution, and violence in search of peace, hope, and freedom. This letter from the USCCB was sent to all members of Congress.

May 28: LaDonna Manternach endorsed a message of solidarity from the Catholic Mobilizing Network for currently and formerly incarcerated and detained individuals, their loved ones, and those charged with their care and well-being, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to urge political leaders to make all efforts to ensure the health, safety, and spiritual well-being of those working and being held inside correctional institutions.



June 5: Teri Hadro endorsed a letter regarding issues for immigrants that have been exacerbated by the pandemic: restoration of asylum protections; prevention of family separation and detention; releasing the most vulnerable individuals from prisons and jails so that they do not catch or spread the virus; allowing detainees to go home to their families; and not transferring and deporting people during the pandemic. Church World Service sent this letter to all members of Congress.

June 23: Teri Hadro signed a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to respond to the Supreme Court decision regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by immediately reinstating DACA, as implemented in 2012, and to work with the Senate to immediately pass the American Dream and Promise Act. Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) forwarded the letter to Chad Wolfe, DHS acting secretary, and Joseph Edlow, deputy director for policy of USCIS.

 June 23: Teri Hadro signed a letter sent to Pope Francis thanking him for Laudato sí on its fifth anniversary and encouraging him to speak out on committing to nonviolence as a crucial pillar in the foundation of integral human development and a more sustainable “common home.” Pax Christi International collected the signatures and sent the letter to Pope Francis.

July 23: Teri Hadro endorsed a letter to the Unites States Department of Labor regarding concern for the proposed restrictions on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment efforts by retirement fund programs. This letter was initiated by the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

July 27:  Teri Hadro signed onto a letter urging the House and Senate to enact a COVID-19 relief package adequate to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people. The Coalition of Human Needs sent the letter to all members of Congress.



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