Advocacy During a Pandemic

Written on: March 23, 2020

Learn more about why caring for Immigrants during this time is important by clicking here.

Click here to advocate for a complete census, not one shortened for political purposes.

Click here for: 2020 Marks the 75th Anniversary of Bombing of Hiroshima (8/6) and Nagasaki (8/9)

Click here to tell Congress you want them to prioritize people in the next COVID relief bill

Click here for the next steps needed now that the Supreme Court has ruled to temporarily preserve DACA.

Click here for COVID-19 Legislative Protections for Immigrants & Refugees (Write to your legislators!)

Click here to take action on World Refugee Day, June 20

Click here to learn about the Digital March on June 20

Click here to support those living behind bars with COVID-19

Click here for information about Laudato Si Week

Click here to take action to protect children seeking asylum in the U.S.

Click here for additional suggestions for the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation

Click here for news from Asylee Women Enterprise and how they are coping with the challenges of COVID19.

Click here for information and actions concerning the suspension of entry for immigrants

Click here for Resources and information about caring for Refugees and Immigrants during the COVID-19 crisis.

Click here for additional COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants and Refuges.

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos put out guidance to exclude undocumented and DACA students from being included in $6 billion of economic relief for post-secondary education institutions. Approximately 454,000 undocumented students will be directly impacted by this exclusion. On behalf of the Grey Nuns, I signed on a sign on letter from United We Dream and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)  demanding this guidance be retracted and new guidance be released including all students in the relief efforts. Click here for the text of the letter, Letter Text.  There’s a lot of important information in it that you may find useful.

Promote the critical importance of responding to the 2020 census. Click here to learn more

Protecting voters as well as protecting voter rights is in the forefront of the news. Read more to see how you can advocate for voter rights.  Impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 Elections

Charities and Nonprofits Need Relief Now
Charities and nonprofits are on the frontline responding to our neighbors and communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic even as they face the risk of catastrophic damage from evaporating revenue, new and rising demands for assistance, and major disruptions in charitable giving.

Please join our colleagues at Catholic Charities USA and tell Congress to act now to provide emergency aid to nonprofit organizations by providing charitable organizations with grants, loans, and tax credits.

We pray with Pope Francis for wisdom for our elected leaders: “Enlighten those responsible for the common good, so that they might know… how to care for those entrusted to their responsibility.

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