CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy Alerts Archive

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Greenbag Sustainability Lunch

Advocacy-sustainabilityPlease join us for the next Greenbag Sustainability Lunch! The lunch is Friday, April 4th in the CCSJ Multi-purpose room from 1:00-2. Bring a simple lunch to learn more about why reusable bags are such a great accessory to have! Bring an old t-shirt (or two, or three, etc…) that you don’t want to wear as a shirt anymore, and learn how to make a reusable bag out of it! Hope to see you there. With any questions, please contact haleywarren@creighton.edu or hannahmullally@creighton.edu.

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Green Bag Lunch Series: No More Empty Pots

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Come to the CCSJ on Friday, February 21st, from 12:30-2 to learn about food sustainability in the Omaha area! The first of the Spring 2014 GreenBag Lunch Series will feature Susan Whitfield of No More Empty Pots. Susan will be giving a presentation and leading a discussion in the CCSJ multi-purpose room. All students, faculty, staff, and workers are welcome! Feel free to bring a lunch to eat while watching the presentation; dessert is provided for all who attend.

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Peace: Free Yorm Bopha

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This may be our last best chance to free Yorm Bopha. She is a powerful voice for the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where thousands of people have been forcibly evicted since 2007. The Cambodian government has tried to silence her, convicting her of fabricated charges as a result of her peaceful activism defending the rights to housing and freedom of expression. This Friday, November 22, she has an appeal hearing before the country’s Supreme Court, which could be her last chance for release. Time is short — send a message to ask Cambodian officials to release Yorm!

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Migration: Farmworkers

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Many farmworkers in our country are immigrants, and with H.R. 1773, the Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act) in the House of Representatives, seasonal farmworkers, or “agricultural guestworkers” could see many of their already fragile worker protections stripped. Specifically, H.R. 1773 would promote wage theft between immigrant farmworkers and employers, eliminate employer certifications and their inherent worker protections, and keep families apart because, under the AG Act, guestworkers could not petition to bring their families with them while they are in the country.
 Please advocate against H.R. 1773 here.

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Upcoming Events: Climate Action Meeting

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All are welcome to the meeting at Augustana Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 7th, from 11:45am-2pm.

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Economic Justice: The Farm Bill

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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.

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