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

Oct. 10, 2018: At the request of Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, signed onto an ad in calling for the right of those morally opposed to war to follow their conscience and religious liberty rights to direct that all their income taxes go solely to non-military purposes as a matter of respect for human dignity. Sent to National Catholic Reporter.

Oct. 29, 2018: At the invitation of Church World Service, signed onto a letter affirming the dignity of the sojourner and asking Congress to welcome vulnerable families and individuals seeking protection. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

Nov. 8, 2018: At the invitation of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, signed on to a statement recognizing climate change and calling all Iowans to find and implement solutions to resolve environmental issues. Public release in Des Moines during the week of Nov. 12.

Nov. 12, 2018: At the request of Washington Interfaith Staff Community, Marge Clark signed onto a letter calling for five congressional priorities before year’s end: reallocating ICE funding to community-based alternatives to detention; passing a farm bill with a nutrition title; reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act to expand for tribal jurisdiction; ensuring that criminal justice legislation includes sentence reforms; and providing for international humanitarian assistance programs. Letter sent to Members of Congress.
Nov. 14, 2018: At the request of Washington Interfaith Staff Community, Marge Clark signed onto a letter articulating priorities for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization. Letter sent to Members of Congress.

Nov. 15, 2018: At the invitation of the Coalition for Human Needs, signed onto the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy for All statement of principles advocating that Congress protect low-income and vulnerable people, promote job creation and strengthen the economy, increase tax revenue from fair sources, and control wasteful spending in the Pentagon and elsewhere. Letter sent to Members
of Congress.

Jan. 18, 2019: At the invitation of Church World Service, Teri Hadro signed a letter reminding our congressional leaders that Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status recipients from Liberia, and Deferred Enforced Departure holders are in urgent need of a permanent legislative solution that provides a pathway to citizenship without undercutting other immigrant community members. Letter sent to Representatives Pelosi and McCarthy, and Senators McConnell and Schumer.

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.

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