Opportunities For Advocacy
Sisters of Mercy Programs and Events:
Are you concerned about unjust immigration policies? Join some Sisters of Mercy who have been expressing their concern and praying for change every week for almost three years. They meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30 for a prayer vigil in front of the Department of Homeland Security facility at Jefferson and Mt. Elliot(southwest corner). All are welcome. If you want more information contact Sr. Karen Donahue, RSM: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might also want to see the formal commitment that the Sisters have made at a recent chapter meeting. Click Here
Care For Homeless in Winter Months
Many homeless have literally been left out in the cold in recent months in Detroit. If you want to do something about this, download this petition. For more information contact Sr. Karen Donahue, RSM: email@example.com -or simply sign it, along with some friends and mail it to the address given.
Collective Bargaining at Risk in Wisconsin
If you want to see how the Sisters of Mercy stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin click here
Jesuit Programs and Events:
Ignatian Solidarity Network
To see what students at other Jesuit Universities are doing to advocate for those in need- click here
National Jesuit Conference
To see what issues the Jesuits are addressing worldwide-click here
Detroit Programs and Events:
United Way Fight for Earned Income Tax
The Michigan Legislature is considering the elimination of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a key program that's proven to help keep working families out of poverty. This week, Governor Snyder will send his budget recommendations to the Legislature. As they decide which programs to cut and which to keep, we must make sure our lawmakers hear from us about the importance of the EITC. Use this simple tool to send an email to legislators urging them to protect the Earned Income Tax Credit!
Want to help local Detroiters avoid foreclosures? Come help The United Way in these efforts by coming to one of the upcoming events and help the staff meet with residents who are facing foreclosure and resolve issues on the spot! The first event will take place next week, February 17 and 18th at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, with an expected number of homeowners over 1000, there will be plenty of different ways to help out with this event. To register for this event or upcoming events click here.
H.A.N.D.(Homeless Action Network of Detroit)
H.A.N.D. works to increase awareness of problems of the homeless and to find strategies to create permanent solutions to homelessness in our area. Public policy committee meetings are held bi-monthly and all are welcome to attend. For more information on how you can help, contact Amanda Sternberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Danielle Smith at email@example.com. You can reach Amanda or Danielle by phone at (313) 964-3666. You can also follow this link to their website for more information about all the things H.A.N.D. does in the community.
Advocating "Greenways" in Detroit
- Text: Are you interested in advocating for “greenways” in Detroit? These are dedicated paths for walkers, bikers, rollerbladers, etc. Click here