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

March 28, 2018 At the request of Farmworker Justice and the United Farm Workers Union, Mary Martens signed Sisters of Charity, BVM to the organizational letter to support overtime protection for farmworkers. The letter asks Congress to support legislation that ends the discriminating exclusions against agricultural workers in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) so farmworkers possess the same rights to overtime pay that other working people have had for 80 years. Letter sent to members of Congress.

March 23, 2018 At the invitation of Church World Service, signed the faith organizations letter supporting expedition of the renewal process for current DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients so they can maintain protections from deportation. Letter sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen.

March 22, 2018 At the invitation of Families USA, signed a letter in support of repealing the “Dickey Amendment” that has effectively stifled meaningful federal funding for research on the causes and effects of gun violence. Letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Democratic Leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Democratic Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi.

March 22, 2018 At the request of Catholic Partners, signed the Catholic Partners’ Letter in Support of Refugee Resettlement. The letter supports increasing refugee resettlement to the United States and restoring “America’s bipartisan commitment to life-saving resettlement, including for Christian and other religious minorities . . . We strongly suggest that DHS work to process refugees in a more robust, efficient and transparent manner.” Letter sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Secretary Sullivan.

March 21, 2018 At the request of Church World Service, signed the faith organizations letter in support of extending for 18 months the Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians who came to the U.S. following both civil war and later the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Letter sent to Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Secretary Sullivan.

March 9, 2018 At the invitation of Church World Service, signed the faith organizations letter in support of extending Temporary Protective Status (TPS) to 9,000 Nepalese immigrants for another 18 months, a status offered following the devastating April 2015 earthquake. Letter sent to Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen.

Feb. 14, 2018 At the request of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and Civil Society, signed a letter encouraging California Governor Brown to announce no new permits for oil and gas extraction in California; and that the state be the first to phase out existing production in line with the Paris climate goals. The letter also urges the governor of California to speak out in support of following the Paris Climate Agreement at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in September 2018. Letter sent to California Governor Jerry Brown.

Feb. 9, 2018 At the invitation of NETWORK, signed the letter in Opposition to the Secure and Succeed Act of 2018 opposing the Senate floor action to eliminate green cards and prevent families from reuniting in the United States, and increasing funding for a dramatic increase in border security. Letter given to members of the U.S. Senate.

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