Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

May 6, 2021

“Recognizing the escalation of violence in our world, and especially its impact on women and children, we choose to act with diligence in the pursuit of peace and nonviolence.”
-IHM Chapter 2000 Directions

 

IHM Monthly Mobilization to Prevent Gun Violence: Lunch and Lobby for Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

The Newtown Action Alliance hosts a weekly virtual “Lunch and Lobby Day” every Monday from noon to 2 p.m. ET. There are many federal gun violence prevention bills being introduced in the 117th Congress and sustained action is needed.

For this month’s mobilization action, the IHM Justice, Peace and Sustainability office invites you to sign up to join Newtown Action Alliance in urging members of Congress to pass life-saving gun safety legislation. You can join for 30 minutes, one hour or stay for the full two hours. Click here for more information. Then, we invite you to register for an upcoming “Lunch and Lobby” event and try it out.

Once you have signed up please email jpso@ihmsisters.org and let us know. That way, we can tally this month’s efforts and support you in whatever way we can. Elizabeth Walters, IHM, has been participating in the weekly “Lunch and Lobby Days” and is happy to answer questions about what it entails. As always, please share this announcement with your family and friends and invite them to join you!

Did you know?

In the new book, Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of neighborhood and school shootings. Through deep reporting, Cox addresses how we can effect change. He explores the stories of kids traumatized by gun violence; a couple whose 11-year-old son shot himself; a Republican politician fighting for gun safety laws; and the people infiltrating the “school safety business.” Click here to read a review.

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