Ignatian Advocacy Alerts from the CCSJ

Thanks to the CCSJ Advocacy Teams for consistently laboring on behalf of many important local, national and international issues. Check out some Advocacy alerts below!

Migration: Presente.org

Support Immigration Reform
Since the Senate passed an immigration bill in June, it seems the House of Representatives has put immigration on the back burner. By failing to even allow an up or down vote on immigration reform, Speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner, risks squandering the summer’s momentum towards providing real relief for as many as 11 million immigrants. Ask Rep. Boehner to schedule a vote on immigration reform within two weeks of raising the debt ceiling here.
 

Sustainability: Sierra Club

Protect our communities from radioactive waste
For decades, nuclear power reactors all over the country have been able to operate without consideration to what would happen to the highly radioactive waste they produced. This put communities and the environment at risk across the nation. Now, federal courts are requiring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to study the environmental and health impacts of storage if the plant cannot find a permanent repository. Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to protect our communities and environment from radioactive waste by adopting rules that look at each nuclear plant closely.
 

Upcoming CCSJ Events

 
St. Francis’ Feast Day!!
Come celebrate in many ways! On October 4th, Fr. Lannon will preside at noon Mass in St. John’s Church. Following Mass, enjoy a complimentary lunch, discussion, and sustainability fair in Lower Saint John’s Church. We will be highlighting the opportunity to sign the St. Francis Climate Pledge found here.
 
OTOC: Cultural Night
On Saturday, October 5th, from 5-7:30pm, OTOC is hosting a cultural night at Creighton Prep in the commons. The night will include snacks and refreshments, time to speak with the performers, and dance and other performances in traditional dress. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Profits from the night will be used to support other activities in the refugee communities. To reserve a ticket, call 402-344-4401 or email iplomaha@gmail.com.
 

Creighton Students for Life: March for Life Trip to Washington, D.C.

In January Creighton Students for Life is taking a trip to Washington D.C. for the March for Life. This march is in support of the fight against pro-life issues such as abortion, the death penalty, stem-cell research, and euthanasia. As a club, CSFL advocates for the preservation of life because it believes each person, no matter how small, has inherent human dignity. You do not have to be a member of CSFL in order to attend this event! The trip costs $220/person. If interested, contact Bianca De Sousa at biancadesousa@creighton.edu with your full name, and a time you can meet at Skutt Fireplace on Friday, October 25th with payment!

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