Justice and Peace Updates: 12.16.2020

Take Action Today to Keep Kids Safe Online!

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking reminds us of our duty to protect children from abuse and exploitation while online.

One way you can help protect children’s innocence and dignity this holiday season is to support the EARN IT Act, a piece of bi-partisan legislation in both the Senate (S. 3398) and the House (H.R. 8454) that will help prevent online exploitation and trafficking and hold internet service providers accountable for trafficking material shared on their platforms. You can click here to read a summary of the EARN IT Act and learn more.

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking has created an online campaign that makes it easy to contact your Senators and Representatives with one of two messages: either a thank you for already co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation, or a request to join on as a co-sponsor. All you have to do is type in your address and you will automatically be connected with your legislators and the correct corresponding message.

You can also send your own personalized message to your legislators. Look up the contact information for your Senators and Representatives here. 

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From Everytown for Gun Safety

It’s been nearly 25 years since Congress last passed a significant federal gun safety law. In 2019, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation like the bill to require background checks on all gun sales. But the NRA’s allies in the Senate refused to prioritize the safety of the American public. Now, more than 100 people are killed by guns and over 230 more are shot and wounded every single day.

In 2021, Congress must address the gun violence crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic and surging gun sales have weakened the country’s background check system, making the need for action more urgent than ever.

Read and share our new memo today to learn what the 117th Congress can and must do to prevent gun violence and fix the background check system.

Last month, we elected the strongest gun safety ticket ever to the White House. It’s never been more important to act on gun safety than it is now, and we know the Biden-Harris administration must use executive power to make that change happen.

But Congress needs to act if we’re going to fully address the gun violence crisis that has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want to learn more about what’s at stake? Read and share this new report from Everytown Support Fund to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic and a surge in gun sales have weakened the background check system.

Stop Trafficking! Newsletter

Click here to read the December Newsletter from US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT), focusing on how we can use our buying power to help end labor trafficking.

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