Advocacy

Take Action: Tell Congress to ban organophosphates

As we celebrate the Season of Creation, we urge you to take action to protect our environment from the neurotoxic organophosphate pesticides that continue to be used in agriculture.  The harm done to Earth, as well as to agricultural workers and consumers needs to stop.  Please read the information and consider taking action on behalf of our common home. 

Take Action: Tell Congress to ban organophosphates2022-09-20T18:12:19+00:00

Tell NOAA: Protect North Atlantic right whales

As we begin this Season of Creation, this week we want to focus our attention on the oceans, which are home to many creatures great and small—from the tiniest plankton to giant mammals. Today, the great North Atlantic right whales are one of the world's most endangered large whale species. But speeding boats are running into right whales, seriously injuring or even killing them.  One way to reduce these deadly boat strikes is to force boats to slow down. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is considering a new rule that would protect right whales from boat strikes along the East Coast. [...]

Tell NOAA: Protect North Atlantic right whales2022-09-07T21:51:56+00:00

Urge Congress to Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act Today!

Join CCUSA today in helping our nation’s Afghan allies by urging your senators and representatives to enact, in the remaining days of the 117th Congress, the Afghan Adjustment Act as a standalone measure or as a provision in the Continuing Resolution, which is expected to be voted on in late September. Urge Congress to Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act Today!

Urge Congress to Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act Today!2022-09-07T21:47:11+00:00

Urge FEMA to Designate a Scientific Integrity Officer

From Sr Bea Hernandez (JPIC):As we begin the Season of Creation we are acutely aware of the many natural disasters affecting our world, including here in the US. Drought, forest fires, flooding, hurricanes and tornados, etc. A year and a half ago, President Biden directed all federal agencies to appoint a science integrity officer. Unfortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has failed to take this critically important action.  A thorough and scientific assessment is essential to helping people before, during and after natural disasters. We ask all of you to learn more and to sign onto the letter urging FEMA to act now. Science based efforts [...]

Urge FEMA to Designate a Scientific Integrity Officer2022-09-07T21:44:38+00:00

Nuclear-risk reduction / no-first-use are hot topics at the NPT Review Conference

From Sr. Bea, JPIC:Although the date of this meeting is already past, I share this with you just to let you know that advocacy efforts can make a difference.  Past advocacy work is what made this meeting possible.  As the meeting at the UN of the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty winds down its meeting, some significant progress is being made toward moving all states that presently possess nuclear weapons to agree to sign on to a “no first use” policy. Learn more about the conference.Although this seems like a very small step, it is the first time [...]

Nuclear-risk reduction / no-first-use are hot topics at the NPT Review Conference2022-08-24T23:30:11+00:00

Ask Your Senators to Sign On in Support of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule Now!

There’s no time to waste in the fight against climate change. This week, heavy rains across the drought-stricken Dallas-Fort Worth area dropped more than 15 inches of rain in under 24 hours. Meanwhile the Colorado River is drying up at its banks and thinning out, as a historic drought shows little sign of abating.These are just two of the impacts of catastrophic climate change. We must do everything in our power to reduce pollution starting… yesterday. The Department of Transportation is ready to take a big step forward and we’re helping them make it happen by generating the support they [...]

Ask Your Senators to Sign On in Support of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule Now!2022-08-24T21:29:41+00:00

President Biden has a chance to finally rein in Louis DeJoy

Dear Sisters, Covenant Members and Friends,Nearly two years after his appointment, the United States Postal Service continues to languish under Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s failing leadership. After his appointment by former President Trump, Mr. DeJoy, who favors privatizing the entire postal service, removed many automated sorting machines from many post offices, thus slowing down postal service. Many of these machines were later dismantled, making replacing them very difficult to impossible. Mail delivery continues to be unreliable, with letters sometimes taking 7-10 days to reach their destinations. With many Americans relying on the postal service to pay bills and to deliver [...]

President Biden has a chance to finally rein in Louis DeJoy2022-08-17T19:32:23+00:00

Take action to ensure enforcement of the Clean Air Act

The Supreme Court just announced a shocking decision that attacks the EPA, undermines the bipartisan Clean Air Act, and sets a dangerous precedent that could severely inhibit the federal government’s ability to act in the public interest.The Clean Air Act really matters. It has allowed the EPA to prevent mass pollution and provided an important tool to protect Black, Brown, Indigenous, and frontline communities that bear the worst impacts of pollution and climate change.We need a nationwide grassroots mobilization to fight back: Sign our emergency rapid response petition to tell our leaders that we will not accept this assault on our future.Sign the [...]

Take action to ensure enforcement of the Clean Air Act2022-07-06T17:47:28+00:00

Contact the Senate: Pass Background Checks and Reinstate the Ban on Assault Weapons Now

    Uvalde: AR-15Buffalo: AR-15Boulder: AR-15Orlando: AR-15Parkland: AR-15Las Vegas: AR-15Aurora: AR-15Sandy Hook: AR-15Waffle House: AR-15San Bernardino: AR-15Odessa: AR-15Poway Synagogue: AR-15Sutherland Springs: AR-15Tree of Life Synagogue: AR-15In each of these deadly massacres the AR-15 was purchased legally and, in the case of the last two massacres, by someone not even old enough to legally drink.The assault weapons ban worked.In 1994, under President Clinton, Congress passed a ban on assault rifles and shootings dropped by 43%. After Republicans let the ban expire in 2004, mass shootings increased by 243%.Now, President Biden has called to reinstate the assault weapons ban. He demanded tougher background check [...]

Contact the Senate: Pass Background Checks and Reinstate the Ban on Assault Weapons Now2022-06-10T20:08:57+00:00

Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM Joins World Religious Leaders Traveling in Emergency Just Peace Mission to Pray in Kyiv (24-25 May 2022)

Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM Joins World Religious Leaders Traveling in Emergency Just Peace Mission to Pray in Kyiv (24-25 May 2022)WARSAW, POLAND-- A high-level delegation of religious leaders will travel to Kyiv in an emergency intervention seeking to contribute to ending aggression against Ukraine, the bombing of Ukrainian cities, and to pray for a just peace. The leaders will meet in Warsaw, Poland, and travel 14-hours by bus to Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 24 and return to Warsaw on May 26.In March, Mayor Vitali Klitschko of Kyiv, Ukraine’s besieged capital, issued a call to the religious leaders to [...]

Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM Joins World Religious Leaders Traveling in Emergency Just Peace Mission to Pray in Kyiv (24-25 May 2022)2022-05-24T20:19:50+00:00
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