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

June 18, 2019: At the invitation of the Coalition on Human Need, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter urging Congress to raise the dollar spending caps on human needs programs in the FY 2020 appropriations bills. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

June 20, 2019: At the request of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), LaDonna Manternach endorsed a letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 7,000 current Syrian TPS holders and their families because of the ongoing war in Syria. Letter sent to Acting Secretary Kevin McAlleenan for the Department of Homeland Security.

June 21, 2019: At the invitation of the Coalition on Human Need, LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter expressing support for the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act (HELP for Separated Children) and the HELP Separated Families Act, which codify protections for children separated from their parents by immigration enforcement actions. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

June 29, 2019: At the request of Immigration and Immigrant Families, LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter of support for the reintroduction of the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act 2019, which would codify and expand the Department of Homeland Security’s sensitive locations policy that currently restricts immigration enforcement actions in places such as schools, hospitals, and places of worship. Letter send to Members of Congress.

July 30, 2019: At the request of Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, Teri Hadro signed onto letters to five banks urging them to stop financing the private prison sector, i.e. CoreCivic and Geo Group, because of the conditions in these facilities and the mistreatment of migrants. Letters sent to Regions Financial Corporation (RF), Citizens Financial Group (CFG), Pinnacle Financial Partners (PNFP), First Tennessee Bank (Subsidiary of First Horizon National Corporation FHN), and Synovus Bank (SNV).

Aug. 1, 2019: At the invitation of Church World Service, LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter urging the Administration to reverse course and commit to resettling 95,000 refugees in FY 2020. Letters were sent to President Donald Trump and Memb

Aug. 5, 2019: At the request of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Teri Hadro signed onto a letter affirming that asylum is the law of the land and America must offer welcome, protection, and hospitality to those in need. Letter sent to Lauren Alder Reid, Assistant Director, Executive Office for Immigration.

Aug. 23, 2019: At the invitation of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Teri Hadro signed onto two letters supporting the Working Families Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3157) that would help millions of struggling working families and low-income children by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Letters sent to Members of Congress.

Nov. 1, 2019:  At the invitation of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Teri Hadro signed onto letters supporting the re-designation of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for both Somali and Yemeni citizens. Both letters were addressed to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Nov. 20, 2019:  At the request of the Coalition on Human Needs, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter supporting the Family First Transition Act that would provide crucial resources to state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions to effectively implement the Family First Prevention Services Act. Stopping funding, even temporarily, would significantly disrupt child welfare services. Letters were sent to Sen. Charles Grassley, Chair of the Committee on Finance; Sen. Ron Wyden, Ranking Member of the Committee; Rep. Danny K. Davis, Chair of the Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support from the Committee on Ways and Means; and Rep. Jackie Walorski, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee.

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