Liberty State Park, NJ - Kick-Off Event

Our First Stop - Liberty State Park, NJ

Written by: Sister Elaine Betoncourt, CSJ

May 29, 2013

In sight of the beautiful backdrop of Ellis Island, Nuns on the Bus officially launched our 6500-mile tour for Immigration Reform. A crowd on enthusiastic supporters greeted us and cheered us on. During the kick-off a few sisters traveling on the bus shared what inspired them to come on board. Rabbi Rick Jacobs from the Union of Reform Judaism spoke passionately about the need for Immigration Reform and lauded the work of Nuns on the Bus. Monsignor Kevin Sullivan from Catholic Charities of New York highlighted respect for the dignity of each person, the right to meaningful work and a living wage, and the importance of family unity. Our fearless leader Sister Simone rallied the crowd with a cry for Just and Commonsense Immigration Reform Now.  And then, back on the bus and on to Scranton.