Advocacy Alerts

Sierra Club
Tell President Obama: No more toxic sludge
Coal-fired power plants produce more toxic waste than any other industry in the United States, including the chemical, plastic, and paint manufacturing industries. They spew millions of pounds of pollutants into our waters every year. And the problem is only getting worse.
The EPA estimates that the amount of toxic wastewater from these plants is going to increase 28% over the next 15 years. That means more heavy metals and more toxic sludge in more streams and rivers, resulting in more contaminated rivers, more unhealthy streams, and more poisoned wildlife. Tell President Obama that you want pollution free water!

Contact your senators and urge them to help reduce gun violence!
The US bishops call for all people to work for a culture of life, and to do more to end violence in our homes. In particular, legislators should: Support measures that control the sale and use of firearms; support measures that make guns safer (especially efforts to prevent their unsupervised use by children and anyone other than the owner); call for sensible regulations of handguns; support legislative efforts that seek to protect society from the violence associated with easy access to deadly weapons, including assault weapons; and make a serious commitment to confront the pervasive role of addiction and mental illness in crime. Support the bishops and their call by sending a letter to your senators here!

Amnesty International
Stop the execution of Abdullah al-Qahtani in Iraq!
Saudi Arabian national Abdullah al-Qahtani is at imminent risk of execution in Iraq. He is one of six men accused of taking part in an armed raid on a Baghdad shop in 2009. While al-Qahtani and his co-defendants confessed to being members of al-Qa’ida, it was only after they were subjected to brutal torture, including severe beatings, partial asphyxiation, cigarette burns, and pulling on genitals. Four of these six men have already been executed; Abdullah al-Qahtani could be next. Act now to ask that justice is upheld!

Ignatian Solidarity Network
How you can be a “humane” immigration reform voice!
Tomorrow, April 10th, please call your US Senators and Representatives and relay the following message: I am a constituent calling from [your city]. As a member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (if appropriate also share other institutional ties – ie. student, faculty, graduate, parishioner, etc. of/at [your institution]), I am calling to ask [Legislators Name] to support “humane” immigration reform that keeps families together, respects the rights of workers, protects vulnerable women and children, and provides young people with access to higher education. Can you please share this message for “humane” reform with [Legislators Name]? Click here to find the numbers for your elected officials, and help make immigration reform a reality!

Upcoming Events
Empowerment Network Monthly Meeting
Saturday, April 13th at 8:45 at the North High School Viking Center, is the Empowerment Network’s monthly meeting! All are welcome!

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