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

Nov. 18: The Council urged Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley to prioritize expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit to reduce  child poverty and help low-wage workers make ends meet. Common Good Iowa sent letters to Senator Joni Ernst and Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

Jan. 18: Sisters of Charity, BVM supported the Interfaith Immigration Coalition by signing on to a faith letter to the Biden Administration.  This letter denounces any policy that prevents or curtails access to the right to seek protection for asylum seekers and other vulnerable populations as noted in the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection (June 2022).   Interfaith Immigration Coalition sent its letter to Joseph R. Biden, President of the U.S; Kamala Harris, Vice President of the U.S.; Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and Anthony Blinken, Secretary, U.S. Department of State.

 Jan. 25:  The Council endorsed a letter asking the United States to stand up to defend human rights in the Bajo Aguán valley in Honduras regarding recovery of illegally acquired farmland by encouraging full implementation of an agreement between the Honduran government and agrarian reform cooperatives.  SHARE Foundation sent a letter to Anthony Blinken, Secretary of the U.S. Department
of State.

Feb. 8: Sisters of Charity, BVM supported the Mercy Justice Team by signing on to faith letters to President Joseph R. Biden and members of the U.S. Congress. These letters urge dramatic cuts in military spending in the federal budget for fiscal year 2024 to facilitate reinvestment in the well-being of communities and to curtail harms of militarized foreign policy. Mercy Justice Team sent a letter to Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States, and a letter to members of the U.S. Congress.

March 22: The BVM Council endorsed a letter urging the Biden administration to not reinstate the practice of detention of families as they seek safety and security in the United States. Instead, faith-based organizations advocate for humane border management and believe that families belong together. Church World Service sent a letter to Joseph R. Biden, President of the United States.

March 28: The Sisters of Charity, BVM Leadership signed on to a statement from DignityUSA that honors Trans Day of Visibility by affirming that transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive individuals are beloved and cherished by God. The declaration includes a pledge to make an open commitment to supporting justice, equity, and affirmation for transgender and nonbinary individuals throughout the Catholic Church and the world.



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