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

July 26: As members of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility and investors, we are aware that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is aggressively attempting to prevent the passage of S.1 For the People Act. We call on Congress to protect the public interest, the economy, and the good of the business community. Letters were sent to all members of Congress.

July 30: We signed a letter by the Global Catholic Climate Movement, endorsing a desire for countries to work together on the climate and biodiversity crises, limit global warming to 1.5° C, ensure equitable global action, and support those most affected by these factors. The letter was sent to the Presidents of Conference of the Parties (COP) 15 and 26, and all participating political leaders.

Aug. 24: The Church World Service (CWS) requested signatures on a letter calling on the Biden administration to provide significantly greater support for Afghan humanitarian protections. The letter was sent to President Biden.

Aug. 24: The Climate Action Letter, from Catholic Climate Covenant, is a faith-filled call for national solutions that would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, combat poverty, and restore dignity to excluded peoples. It is also a plea to political leaders to overcome partisan divisions and to work together for the future of God’s creation and the human family. The letter was sent to President Biden and Congress.

Aug. 27: NETWORK Lobby invited us to sign a letter urging President Biden to follow through on his campaign promise to end Title 42. Title 42 is used by the Department of Homeland Security against asylum seekers by considering them a “public health risk.” The letter was delivered to President Biden on Sept. 26, the Vatican’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

Aug. 27: Alabama, Oklahoma, and Arizona recently announced that they are preparing to use a gas chamber for capital punishment. The statement from Death Penalty Action calls for a halt to all executions, particularly those by suffocation. The letter was delivered to the governors of Arizona, Alabama, and Oklahoma.

Sept. 3: In an effort to protect Afghan women under Taliban rule, we supported the invocation of a United Nations instrument (UNSCR 1325) to deploy peacekeepers to protect women and to enlist and train peacekeeping forces to monitor and prevent violence against women. The letter was sent to H.E. Ambassador Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the U.N.

Nov. 18: At the request of Interfaith Center of Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), the Leadership Team endorsed a letter calling upon the U.S. Treasury to prohibit stimulus funds (CARES Act, American Rescue Plan, infrastructure funds, etc.) intended for communities to invest in improving the quality of  healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and promoting a green economy from being used to build prisons. Letter was sent to Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury.

Nov. 18: LaDonna Manternach endorsed the ICCR Health Equity Team statement of expectations for pharmaceutical companies to adopt ethical, sustainable, and transparent practices so as to improve access to affordable medicine and ensure health equity. The statement was made public on World AIDS Day,
Dec. 1.

Dec. 1: The Leadership Team endorsed the Newtown Action Alliance’s call for passing gun safety legislation. Letters were sent to all members of Congress  on the ninth anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

 

 

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