Make Reducing the Risk of Nuclear War a High Priority – Take Action

Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the Markey-Lieu bill, which would prohibit the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war from Congress.    Take Action

President Donald Trump—like every president for decades—has sole authority to launch a US nuclear attack. And no one—literally no one—has the authority to stop such a launch. The saber rattling between the United States and North Korea is a stark reminder of why this is so outrageous and unacceptable.It’s time to change this deeply flawed system.  Urge your member of Congress to limit the president’s power to start a nuclear war. Congress must get more involved, working to reduce nuclear risks and prevent a nuclear catastrophe.   Other resource – Pax Christi   Reality of Nuclear War

Reject Cuts to EPA

Commemorate Earth Day this week by advocating to protect our planet and our health – stand up for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Please Contact your representatives and tell them to reject any cuts to the EPA.https://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&id=2923&page=UserAction&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_transition_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1489585062&cg=true

 

 

 

Advocate and March to ban nuclear weapons – June 17 in NYC

“An ethics and a law based on the threat of mutual destruction – and possibly the destruction of all mankind – are contradictory to the very spirit of the United Nations.”             Pope Francis

 

Immigration: A Call to Solidarity and Action

Members of Congress return to their State districts for an upcoming break, April 10-21. The next two weeks represent an opportunity to set the tone with our political leaders, and re-frame the immigration issues away from a “national security” concern to one of values and worthwhile investment of tax dollars.  Congress has the “power of the purse” to prevent the Administration’s request for an additional $7.5 billion in fiscal years 2017 and 2018 for immigration enforcement:

  • further border wall construction and surveillance technology,
  • hiring additional border control agents;
  • funds for detention and expedited deportation (including for private prison corporations);

World Water Day – March 22

There is a crisis in our country, and, more critically, in our world. Learn more about this precious resource,   Use this Water Footprint to assess your actual water use.  These extensive resources are provided by the United Nations. Other resources: Watch live from the Vatican – Watershed:from the Vatican 

corporate control of water    Let’s challenge ourselves to think outside the bottle!

“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?” Conference on April 1

      April 1, 2017      9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

“Water: What’s Behind the Tap?”     

Our usage, waste, privatization, conservation and preservation of clean water.

Where : University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford   The Crystal Room, Mercy Hall

Panelist: Jen Siskind  – Food and Water Watch

Anne Hulick – Clean Water

Margaret Miner – River Alliance

Co-sponsored by: Collaborative Center for Justice and the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Saint Joseph     Conference is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.  Please register if you plan to attend: call 860-692-3066   or advocacy@ccfj.org      

In Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors, Immigrants and Refugees

The Collaborative Center for Justice (sponsored by the Daughters of the Holy Spirit, Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry, Congregation de Notre Dame, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Community, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the United States East – West Province) stands in solidarity with our Muslim neighbors, all immigrants and refugees.

Please Support the BRIDGE Act and Protect DACA Youth

The BRIDGE (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) Act, S.128/H.R. 496, was recently introduced in Congress as a bipartisan effort to sustain the temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility offered to youth through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Under the BRIDGE Act, young people who came to the United States as children would maintain their eligibility to work and live in the U.S. without the fear of deportation and family separation so long as they meet certain requirements, such as showing a commitment to education or honorable service in our military and having no history of serious crime.

Women’s March – January 21, 2017

                  

Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, If you can’t make it to Washington, D.C. on January 21, join the March in Hartford, CT   or in other states.

Women’s March – Hartford CT

Sister March in Solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington  

Start: January 21, 2017• 1:00 PM

Hartford State Capitol

North Steps• 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

Let us join in solidarity with others in Hartford on January 21 at 1:00p.m.

Collaborative Center for Justice
40 Clifford St. Hartford, CT 06114
Phone:  860-692-3066   Fax:  860-692-3068
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