Media Advisory: September 20, 2019
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Senator Tim Kaine, 1,000 Nuns, 4,500 Interfaith Advocates Call on Congress to Defund Inhumane Immigration Policies
Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Lisa Sharon Harper, Auburn Theological Seminary Senior Fellow
Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, BEND THE ARC: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Press conference and letter delivery
U.S. Capitol Building, Lawn Area 9 – East of the Capitol on the Senate side
Monday, September 23, 2:00pm EDT
As the Senate begins debate on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, and days before the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Senator Tim Kaine and interfaith leaders come together to present a letter signed by over 1,000 Catholic Sisters and 4,500 interfaith advocates demanding that Congress reduce funding for deportation, detention, and border militarization. The letter will be delivered to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Richard Shelby, Senator Shelley Moore Capito, and Senator Marco Rubio.
Speakers will call on Congress to cut funding to the agencies deporting people and destroying families. As justice-seekers motivated by our faith, we honor the dignity of every person. This is not a matter of partisan politics; it is a matter of people suffering. All share a fundamental human right to seek asylum. Speakers will also take questions from journalists.
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic Sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a 46-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good. www.networklobby.org