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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 5: Teri Hadro endorsed a letter regarding issues for immigrants that have been exacerbated by the pandemic: restoration of asylum protections; prevention of family separation and detention; releasing the most vulnerable individuals from prisons and jails so that they do not catch or spread the virus; allowing detainees to go home to their families; and not transferring and deporting people during the pandemic. Church World Service sent this letter to all members of Congress.

June 23: Teri Hadro signed a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to respond to the Supreme Court decision regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by immediately reinstating DACA, as implemented in 2012, and to work with the Senate to immediately pass the American Dream and Promise Act. Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) forwarded the letter to Chad Wolfe, DHS acting secretary, and Joseph Edlow, deputy director for policy of USCIS.

 June 23: Teri Hadro signed a letter sent to Pope Francis thanking him for Laudato sí on its fifth anniversary and encouraging him to speak out on committing to nonviolence as a crucial pillar in the foundation of integral human development and a more sustainable “common home.” Pax Christi International collected the signatures and sent the letter to Pope Francis.

July 23: Teri Hadro endorsed a letter to the Unites States Department of Labor regarding concern for the proposed restrictions on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment efforts by retirement fund programs. This letter was initiated by the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility (ICCR).

July 27:  Teri Hadro signed onto a letter urging the House and Senate to enact a COVID-19 relief package adequate to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable people. The Coalition of Human Needs sent the letter to all members of Congress.

Aug. 11: Teri Hadro endorsed a letter in favor of Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for persons from South Sudan. Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) sent this letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe.

Aug. 24: LaDonna Manternach signed a letter speaking out against the upcoming federal executions, encouraging legislation to end the federal death penalty and close the loophole that allows the government to override the Navajo Nation’s desire not to execute Lezmond Mitchell. It also asked that the conduct of the Attorney General, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons be investigated in light of questions raised about the legality and constitutionality of the executions conducted in July 2020. Death Penalty Action was the group that collected signatures. All members of the U.S. Congress received the letter.

Sept. 1: LaDonna Manternach endorsed a letter supporting the ratification of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 190 stating the right of workers in all sectors of the economy to work free from harassment and violence and promoting laws and regulations to ensure such. The letter, received from the UN Non-Government Organization Committee on the Status of Women, was sent to the International Labor Conference. Each member country of the ILO is asked to ratify the convention. Only two countries have done so: Fiji and Uruguay. The United States has not taken up the question to ratify it.

Sept. 9: LaDonna Manternach signed a letter encouraging that Deferred Enforced Departure be granted to those who are currently protected by Temporary Protective Status or about to lose it so that these United States residents may not fear removal or loss of work authorization. This letter initiated by CLINIC was sent to former Vice President Joe Biden.





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