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CSA Lends Support

April 30, 2020
By Sister Ruth Battaglia, CSA

The Sisters of St. Agnes occasionally join with other religious communities and organizations in signing statements of support or a request for action. Some of the invitations to co-sign come through the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility asking a corporation to protect human rights or take a specific action. Others come from the LCWR through its Social Mission office. Below are recently co-signed letters.

  • We joined 260 groups calling on Betsy DeVos to include undocumented students for Congressional aid after they were excluded from emergency funding. 
  • The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team initiated a letter to Congress calling for a just and environmentally sustainable response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • A letter to Nancy Pelosi asked that Congress apply strong conditions on current and future Covid-19 aid laws to prevent personal profiteering by senior executives of recipient corporations.
  • The School Sisters of Notre Dame invited us to sign a letter to the President, Vice President and Congress persons calling for a stop to the deportation of Haitians.
  • A letter with 75 signatures was sent to President Trump expressing concern for the health and well-being of ordinary people in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, and other heavily-sanctioned locations during this pandemic. It also asked for relief for people in Gaza, the West Bank, and Yemen.
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