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Call Your Representative Now! Tell them to pass H.R.40 and establish a Reparations Commission!

 

Last month, H.R.40, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s bill to establish a commission on reparations, received a favorable vote from the House Judiciary Committee. This is the first time a House committee has considered the bill for recommendation to the House floor since it was first introduced in 1989 by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Now we have to make sure H.R.40 is passed into law to acknowledge and make amends for the sins of our past and present.

Systemic racism is ubiquitous in our country’s history and built into our systems and institutions today, putting Black people at a constant disadvantage. It’s time to right the wrongs of slavery and its continued impact. Call Your Representative Now: 888-422-4555. Tell them to pass H.R.40 and establish a Reparations Commission!

It’s Time to Put People Over Profit! Support Workers Striking for $15/Hour.

 

It’s past time for Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act, but corporations don’t have to wait for Congressional action to respect their workers and pay them fairly. For the past decade, wages stagnated while the cost of living rose. In the past year, essential workers at food service jobs worked through the hazards of a pandemic, many without access to paid sick days. And still these jobs pay poverty wages — barely enough to survive. We know this is immoral.

Act in solidarity with workers calling for a $15 minimum wage. Email your Members of Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act.

Call Your Senator Now! Tell Them to Vote YES on H.R.1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

 

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R.1280) takes a monumental step toward dismantling white supremacy in policing by ending long held practices that allow law enforcement officers to murder or maim Black people with impunity. This bill opens a route to reestablish trust in law enforcement and facilitate greater police accountability, enabling them to faithfully protect the communities they are meant to serve. Help us to transform our political system by calling your Senators TODAY at 888-496-3502.

Call Your Senator Now! Tell Them to Vote YES on H.R.1./S.1, the For the People Act

 

The For the People Act (H.R.1/S.1) is a comprehensive reform bill that targets the corrupting dynamics that threaten faith in our democracy. H.R.1/S.1 would protect voters’ rights, limit the influence of money in politics, shore-up our election systems, strengthen ethics rules for government officials and end partisan gerrymandering. Call your Senator NOW: 1-888-885-1748.

The Racist Filibuster Must Go! Sign our Letter to Senate Leadership

 

The filibuster — a procedural rule from 1806 that allows a Senate minority to block legislation from receiving a vote — is a relic of the Jim Crow-era that has blocked democracy reform, civil rights protections, and health care expansion for far too long. We must take action, for the future of our country. Add your name to join the Catholic Sisters and activists of NETWORK calling for the elimination of the Senate filibuster.

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