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Press Advisory: NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” to Conduct Congressional Briefing


FOR RELEASE: July 23, 2013    

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

Washington, DC - On Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 PM, Sister Simone Campbell and other members of NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” campaign will brief Members of Congress, congressional staffers and guests on the need for quick action on immigration reform. The Catholic Sisters just returned from a 6800-mile cross-country bus trip, where they met with immigrants, business leaders, elected officials and many others directly impacted by this critical issue. They will speak about what they heard and experienced during the trip and why Congress must act right away.

WHO:  Representative Rosa DeLauro (welcome)

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK Executive Director

Sister Marge Clark, BVM

Sister Elaine Betoncourt, CSJ

Widian Nicola, immigrant and DACA recipient

WHAT: Congressional briefing and question/answer period on urgent needfor comprehensive immigration reform

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30 PM

WHERE: 234 Cannon House Office Building (1st Street and Independence Ave., SE)