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

Jan. 22, 2019: At the request of the Catholic Coalition of Advocacy Organizations (LCWR and other international Catholic justice and peace organizations), LaDonna Manternach signed onto “Facing the Crisis—A Catholic Offer of Wisdom and Courage to Congress.” The letter asks Congress to take steps to end the current polarization of Congress and to embrace the human dignity given by God to each person, especially regarding immigration issues and racism, and stopping the political strategy of fear. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

Jan 29, 2019: At the invitation of Church World Service, LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter urging Congress to utilize their oversight authority to protect and rebuild the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (est. 1980) so its legacy can continue as a pillar of U.S. leadership. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

Feb. 1, 2019: At the invitation of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), LaDonna Manternach signed onto a letter requesting an 18-month extension and designation of temporary protected status for South Sudan. Letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Feb. 1, 2019: At the invitation of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter encouraging budgeted monies to be invested in an account that encourages human dignity rather than funding ICE and Customs and Border Patrol for deportations, detention, or border militarization and wall construction. Letter sent to leaders of Congress, and members of the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations.

Feb. 4, 2019: At the invitation of the faith-based organization, No More Deaths, LaDonna Manternach signed onto a statement decrying the criminal prosecutions of volunteer aid workers arrested for providing humanitarian aid (water and food) to those crossing the Cabez Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Since 2001, 155 migrants are known to have died crossing this refuge, and countless others have gone missing.

Feb. 15, 2019: At the invitation of CLINIC, Teri Hadro signed a letter from faith organizations condemning the immoral Remain in Mexico Policy, which returns vulnerable asylum seekers to Mexico and puts them at risk of further harm while they wait for their case to be processed in the U.S. Letter sent to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Feb. 19, 2019: At the request of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter in support of a national boycott of Wendy’s by university students until Wendy’s joins the Fair Food Program. Letter sent to The Wendy’s Company board of directors and Nelson Pieltz, non-executive chair.

Feb. 27, 2019: At the invitation of CLINIC, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter supporting the designation of temporary protected status for Venezuela, which is facing an unprecedented civil crisis: an exodus of refugees, government-sanctioned persecution and killings, pervasive crime, and medicine and food shortages. Letter sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

March 20, 2019: At the invitation of Church World Service, Teri Hadro signed onto a letter calling on Congress to pass the Reuniting Families Act and oppose attempts to curtail family-based immigration, the diversity visa program, or otherwise prolong family separation. Letter sent to members of Congress.

March 20, 2019: At the request of the American Civil Liberties Union, Marge Clark signed onto a letter calling for E. Tendayi Achiume, U.N. special rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, to conduct a fact-finding mission on xenophobia and bigotry in the U.S. and to offer an assessment and recommendations for effectively fighting these deeply rooted issues. Letter sent to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

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