Sister Mary's Justice Notes | May 10

CSJ Justice Coordinator Sister Mary Flick, keeps us informed on the latest social justice news each week. 


 Hold Your Legislators Accountable, Urge Them to Vote Against Taking Health Care Away

 Contact your senators and urge them to oppose legislation that will make health care unaffordable for millions of people. To reach your senator, call (202) 225-3121. To reach the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, call (202) 224-2541) or send email, If your Representative voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA), contact him/her and express your disappointment. If your Representative voted against the AHCA, send him/her a note of appreciation to thank them. To find out how your elected representative voted, go to: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/ahca-house-vote/?utm_term=.ab4f2874ce9b

 


 

The Why and How of Reasonable Disagreement

All free societies are rife with disagreement about matters of ultimate importance – religious, moral, economic and political. We must accommodate these disagreements if we are to remain free. How do we know when we are having a reasonable disagreement? And how do we foster these reasonable disagreements? To learn more about the art of reasonable disagreement, go to: https://niskanencenter.org/blog/the-why-and-how-of-reasonable-disagreement/

 


 

In Trump's First 100 Days, A Dramatic Reduction in Immigration

In a matter of months, the Trump administration has made it harder to get into the U.S for all kinds of people. From refugees and visa holders, to asylum seekers and illegal border-crossers arriving at the southern border, the numbers have plummeted.  Apprehensions at the southern border fell from more than 40,000 per month late last year to 18,754 in February 2017 and 12,193 in March 2017. Read more: http://www.npr.org/2017/04/27/525584236/in-trumps-first-100-days-a-dramatic-reduction-in-immigration

 


 

Climate March Draws Thousands of Protesters Alarmed by Environmental Agenda

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, alarmed at what they see as a dangerous assault on the environment by the Trump administration, poured into the streets of the nation's capital on April 29 to sound warnings both planetary and political about the Earth's warming climate.  Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/us/politics/peoples-climate-march-trump.html?_r=0

 


 

Texans Oppose Border Wall and Sanctuary Cities, Say Immigrants Help More Than Hurt

Texans oppose a border wall and sanctuary cities and think immigrants are more beneficial than harmful to the nation, according to the annual Texas Lyceum poll released this week. The poll focused solely on immigration this year to get a better gauge of how Texans feel about the always-controversial subject. Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/

 


 

Putting the Brakes on Runaway CEO Pay

The city of Portland, Oregon, has passed an ordinance to raise the business tax on companies with CEOs who earn more than 100 times the median pay of their workers. Portland city government projects the tax will raise $2.5 million to $3.5 million a year, which city officials have said will likely help pay for the city's homeless programs. Read more: http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/ceos-now-make-300-times-more-than-their-workers-this-city-is-putting-a-stop-to-that20170407?utm_source=YTW&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20170407

 


 

 

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