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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… Continue reading Ignatian Advocacy Alerts from the CCSJ

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What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing

The Cortina experience gave me a very real and human perspective on some of the most pressing social justice issues facing our world today. Most notably, my experience focused heavily on immigration. Through a half-week service trip and weekly volunteering at Pixan Ixim in south Omaha, I was presented with a salient example of the… Continue reading What Cortina Was To Me: Galvanizing

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks so much to the Advocacy team in the CCSJ for these reminders. Sierra Club No More Deepwater Horizons Three years ago, the Gulf experienced one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation's history, when an explosion on BP's Deep Water Horizon rig left an oil well gushing. The damage from that disaster will… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Tuesday Newsday [4.23.13]

So much is happening in the world of headlines that I have neither the space nor the emotional strength to digest it all. The tone of the country is somber and heavy, but it is not without glimpses of hope. I have chosen just a few articles, in hopes of balancing the intense weight. Please… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [4.23.13]

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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… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Immigration Resources

Below is an ever-expanding list of resources to further our understanding of immigration and issues surrounding immigration. Please comment below if you have additional resources to add to the list! Books: Enrique’s Journey The Devil’s Highway Dead in Their Tracks Down by the River Coyotes Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexican Border Crossing… Continue reading Immigration Resources

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Tuesday Newsday [3.19.13]

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you all had WONDERFUL spring breaks! I thought that because I spent my spring break out of cell phone range, the world would stop. Turns out, I was wrong. So, let's get informed! 6 things you should know/6 articles you should read: 1) The new gun safety bill in the U.S.… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [3.19.13]

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Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the CCSJ Advocacy Team for these Advocacy Alerts!   PICO National Network Tell Speaker John Boehner: Renounce the hate! A few days ago, a California congressman told 18-year-old aspiring American, Jessica, that he “hates illegals,” and threatened her and her family during a meeting in his office. None of God’s children deserve hate… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

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Tuesday Newsday [2.26.12]

SNOW EVERYWHERE!!! But, there is also other stuff going on! Grab a hot chocolate and let's get informed, shall we? National News 75 influential Republicans have signed a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing FOR gay marriage. This monumental action may actually have an influence on the Supreme Court's landmark decisions in the Supreme… Continue reading Tuesday Newsday [2.26.12]

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Advocacy Alerts

Network Support Immigration Reform with a Pathway to Citizenship! Immigration reform will only happen if US citizens ask for it. Please take a moment to send a message to your senators to tell them that you support immigration reform, and that you look forward to seeing legislation pass in the 113th Congress. Also, take a… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts