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2021 Timely Advocacy Opportunities with the CSJs: 

1. Supporting Election Reform:  In response to growing unrest over the election and the divide in our nation, the Sisters of St. Joseph share statements from LCWR and the CSSJ Federation, which called us to repair our democracy, eliminate white privilege and contribute to building a more perfect union. Our next step as we journey farther is to support H.R.1, the For the People Actcurrently introduced as the first bill of this new legislative session. This bill addresses election reform, making it easier, not harder to vote; ending the dominance of big money in our politics, and ensuring public officials work for the public interest.  Download our two-page position paper on H.R.1

Use the new CSJ tool to make it easy for you to support H.R.1 and ask your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor H.R.1:

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2. Clean Cars Minnesota:  Submit your comment supporting “Clean Cars Minnesota” which seeks to address the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas pollution, improving air quality, and giving Minnesota consumers more options for purchasing green transportation.  

PLEASE COMPLETE THESE ACTIONS BY or BEFORE: Friday, March 2, 2021

We invite you as partners to submit a comment to be included in the public record.  Submit comments in writing to the Administrative Law Judge Jessica Palmer-Denig stating that you feel the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has reasonable need to propose the Clean Car MN rule change.  There are several easy ways to take this action: 

Email your comments to LAP, and we will print them out and mail them directly to the Administrative Law Judge for you.  Send an email to justiceoffice@csjstpaul.org and place in the subject line “LAP “Clean Cars MN.”

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Mail your own letter/comments to: Administrative Law Judge Jessica Palmer-Denig, PO Box 64620, St. Paul, MN 55164-0620.   All comments will go to the Administrative Law Judge who will make her recommendations to the MPCA in June.  MPCA will make the final decision.

3. Equal Rights:  The Equal Rights Amendment can have a profound impact on supporting equal rights for all!  After 50 years of grassroots workthese simple words of “Equality under the law must not be abridged or denied on account of gender” has NOT been included in the U.S. Constitution.  There is a very important window of opportunity in Washington, D.C. to remove the barriers preventing this from being included in our constitution.

Call, mail and/or send a letter to ask both of your two U.S. Senators to support “removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment” and ask them to become co-sponsors of U.S. Senate File – SJR1.  

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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.