All are welcome to the meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 7th, from 11:45am-2pm.
CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Alerts Archive
In the past month, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) received cuts. A bipartisan Conference Committee with both senators and representatives are now negotiating the combination of the House’s Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) and the Senate’s Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (S. 954). Please urge your Senators and Representative to make the right choice for the families who rely on SNAP, 76% of whom are children, people with disabilities, or seniors.
The children of immigrants are the new Americans. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. Schools have a unique role in bridging divides between newcomers and longer-term students and families, which helps all students succeed. “I Learn America” is a must-see new film on the experiences and challenges faced by a group of young immigrants adapting to their new country. The free screening is on Thursday, December 5th at the Joslyn Art Museum. At 6:00 pm there will be a dessert reception, followed by the screening at 7:00 pm.
The House and Senate conferees are currently negotiating a final farm bill package. This could have serious implications for the future of international food aid and to people on SNAP. Your members of Congress need to hear from you! Send an email or call (800-826-3688).
Sadly The Polar Bear Seas, off the coast of Alaska, are in danger: America’s Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the nation. Polar bears now must swim for miles to find food, and Alaska Native communities are finding it harder and harder to maintain their way of life. And Shell Oil, once again, is trying to drill in America’s Arctic. Also, the Obama administration is considering allowing even more oil and gas drilling in the Polar Bear Seas for years to come. This would move us away from a clean energy future that decreases our reliance on dirty fuels. Tell President Obama to protect the Polar Bear Seas.