Peace and Justice Updates 3.10.2021

HR 1 – For the People
At a time when states are trying to squash voting rights, the For the People Act is an opportunity to help heal our democracy. The bill is designed to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement anti-corruption measures.

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, of the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, says that “The For The People Act is faithful democracy in action.”

The bill was passed by the House on March 3, 2021, and will be in hearings this week. Please call your senator and encourage her or him to pass the For the People Act. For a list of phone numbers, click here. To find additional contact information, click here for the 270 to Win website.

Justice for Honduras
Our Sisters ministered in Honduras for years, and have seen first hand the cruelty of the current regime. Sr. Doris Regan shares this editorial from the Washington Post (click here to read) about the Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act and how it will prohibit U.S. assistance to the police or military of Honduras and allow the Honduran people to have the democratic space to build a good society.

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