Social Justice

Rooted in the Eucharist
Evangelization
Justice
Service to the Poor
Community

May we live in solidarity with those who are denied full human dignity, praying for justice, acting justly, and addressing the causes and effects of injustice.

Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

In preparation for exercising our moral responsibility to vote in the November 2020 Presidential Election, we need to contemplate/search for solid, truthful and informed news based on Science and verifiable facts.

Jesus in Matthew 22:35-40 “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

After the Civil War, the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibited states from denying male citizens the right to vote based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” From 1870 until 1965, individual state laws circumvented this amendment and adopted restrictions that prevented African American from exercising their right to vote.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote as guaranteed under the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Voting Rights Act is considered one of the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.

Strengthening the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the House of Representatives on December 19, 2019 passed a law to restore, repair, and strengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Honoring the Legacy of Congressman John Robert Lewis the bill has been renamed by the House of Representatives JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 2020.
Contact your Senators and tell them to have this Bill come before the Senate and URGE THEM to SUPPORT H.R. 4, THE JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 2020.

 

 

 

It is especially important right now to become informed regarding Voting by Mail and Sufficiently Funding the Federal Postal Service.

Be an active participant in our “togetherness” as we seek to end “Systemic Racism” in our County. As Mother Katharine did and left us the example “Love is proven by deeds”.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Dr. Martin Luther King


Social Justice Committee: Joyce Hadley, ASBS Chairperson; Sr. Jean Olmstead, SBS Leadership; Hilda Wltz, ASBS; Rosalind Pijeaux Hale, ASBS ; Madeline Tymes; Ernest Tymes; Sr. Geraldine Mikulec, SBS; Sr. Patricia Rogan,SBS; Sr. Margaret Sullivan, SBS; Sr. Patricia Downs, SBS