Justice Today - June 9, 2021
God of wisdom and mercy, grant us patience to listen; compassion to be open to other views and opinions; generosity to forgive and grace to change. As you taught us to love our dear neighbor, we pray that you give us strength to be healing instruments of unity and reconciliation.
(borrowed from 100daysofprayer.net)
Sister Ruth and I are working with the Wisconsin Interfaith Peace Working Group on a postcard campaign asking Senator Tammy Baldwin to prevent F-35 Fighter Jets from coming to Wisconsin. These planes will jeopardize the health and safety of citizens and our natural environment. They are designed to carry "useable" nuclear bombs.
You are encouraged to learn more on your own, but here is one article from WPR: https://www.wpr.org/f-35-jets-are-coming-madison
You may request a postcard from either Ruth or myself. Please also consider registering for the Code Pink event on Thursday, June 17th at 7 pm. At this event, Code Pink will screen Jet Line: Voicemails from the Flight Path. This is a 12-minute film described as “a poetic portrait of a community plagued by war machines, documenting untenable conditions in a small city once voted one of the best places to live in America.” The screening will include a panel discussion. Click here to register for the event.
Other ways to stay informed on what's happening in Wisconsin government:
- Join a group such as Action Network at cleanwisconsin.org/act
- Watch legislative floor sessions, committee hearings and interviews at wiseye.org
- Learn more about your legislators using the interactive map at maps.legis.wisconsin.gov
- Follow State of Change podcasts.
June is Immigrant Heritage Month! This month provides people across the country an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the diversity that forms the unique, rich American experience.
It is vital that we urge the administration and Congress to pass a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented community members – many of whom have kept our families and communities safe and healthy as essential workers during the pandemic. It is long past time for our nation to fulfill its moral imperative to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented community members who already call the U.S. home.
CLICK HERE to urge your members of Congress to support and pass a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented neighbors.
Legislators in Wisconsin are trying to pass bills that would restrict our freedom to vote. As voters, we must hold our elected officials accountable and ensure they create a transparent election process that all people can participate in. Your voice is imperative to making it clear to elected representatives you expect a fair, equitable democracy.
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