Advocacy Alerts

Thanks again for the CCSJ Advocacy team for our advocacy alerts this week. Blessings to all of you at the SOA protest and the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

Sierra Club
Tell Congress to Renew the Production Tax Credit Now!

Even in the face of thousands of layoffs and a looming deadline, Congress continues to delay renewing the Production Tax Credit- an important financing provision for wind energy. Every day of stalling means another day of American jobs in jeopardy.
Tell Congress to support extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC), which will ensure a job-creating industry continues to grow. The PTC pays companies that generate wind, solar, geothermal, and “closed-loop” bioenergy, 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour for the first 10 years of a renewable energy facility’s operation. Companies that use other technology, such as “open-loop” biomass, efficiency upgrades and capacity additions for existing hydroelectric facilities, small irrigation systems, landfill gas, and municipal solid waste, receive a lesser value tax credit of 1.0 cents per kWh.
The PTC for wind energy expires at the end of 2012, and its’ renewal is vital to keeping the production of wind energy moving in the right direction. Ask Congress to renew the Production Tax Credit to support renewable energy and American jobs!

Bread for the World
End Hunger!
Send an email to President Obama asking him to work with Congress to enact a plan to end hunger; ask to assure that working poor peoples and families are protected and supported through the social programs that are vital to their survival and economic improvement.

Amnesty International
President Obama: Support Human Rights!

Urge President Obama to ensure the U.S. government meets its’ obligations under international law to respect and advance human rights. The U.S. government’s human rights obligations are clear. For example, everyone has the right to a fair trial, the right not to be arbitrarily detained, and the right not to be arbitrarily deprived of one’s life. And yet indefinite detention and unfair trials continue at Guantánamo, and the U.S. government is killing people unlawfully with drones and other weapons. Ask the President to lead the US in meeting its international human rights obligations.

School of the Americas (SOA) Watch and
The Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice!

Events in Fort Benning and Washington DC this Weekend!
On November 16-18, 2012, thousands of human rights activists, torture survivors, anti-war veterans, students (Including some from Creighton), families, union workers, nuns, artists, and others will converge at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to call on the Obama administration to end the U.S. militarization of the Americas, and to close the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC).  Visit the SOA watch website to learn more about the SOA and see a schedule of events for the weekend; we also ask for prayers for the CU student who are attending!
At the same time, this weekend, a delegation of students through the CCSJ will be attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ) in Washington, DC. Read about why we go to the teach-in, follow updates throughout the weekend, and learn more about IFTJ!

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