Take Action

Current 2021 Advocacy Opportunities with the CSJs: 

  1. Ask President Biden to rescind “Title 42.” 

“Title 42” was basically an action of the past administration to prevent migrants from crossing the U.S. southern border by returning them to Mexico without any due process on the grounds of COVID protections.  We are collaborating with NETWORK to invite you to sign a message advocating President Biden to rescind this order.  

2. Build Back Better 

Ask our U.S. Senators to ensure that the Build Back Better has funds for ports of entry to welcome asylum seekers, oversight over CBP, and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS Holders, Farmworkers, and Essential Workers.  Use this call to action tool  from our CSJ Congregation!

3. Continue Supporting Federal Election Reform. 

The Sisters of St. Joseph and CSSJ Federation encourage support for the “John Lewis Voter Rights Act.”  Learn more about For the People Act and the CSJ advocacy actions.  Ask your U.S. Senator and Representative to support protecting voter rights. 

NOTE:  Find out and confirm the contact emails and phone numbers for your current state legislators at WHO REPRESENTS ME in MINNESOTA.   

4. Supporting DREAMERS/DACA Youth 

As a congregation, we have made a commitment to “deepen awareness of our complicity and work toward dismantling interlocking systems of oppression.” One such system of oppression is the existing immigration system in the United States.  

DREAMers are undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children (the term comes from the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM Act, which never passed Congress). The United States is frequently the only home they have known. Please take a moment to use our tool below and tell your elected members of Congress that these young people are essential members of our communities. They deserve a permanent solution and a road to citizenship now. 

Highlights of Past Actions

Thank you for your advocacy efforts with us including some of our past actions on: 

  1. COVID Relief

The U.S. Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph have been and continue to raise our voices for timely COVID relief for our most vulnerable dear neighbors.   

  1. Continued CSJ Work for Federal Legislative Reform of Policing 

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet continues to collectively reach out to our U.S. Senators against racism and police violence. There has been little movement in the U.S. Congress for Reform of Policing, but there are merits to portions of legislation in the 2020 Justice in Policing Act and the2020 Justice Act. 

The CSJ Community seeks bi-partisan legislation to dismantle discrimination and racism, reform policing, and dismantle interlocking systems of oppression.  We invite you to act by calling your elected representatives in Congress asking for their support for Reform of Policing.