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Emergency Funding for Schools Facing Closure

By |August 5th, 2020|

COVID-19 has contributed to the permanent closure of 138 Catholic schools across 23 states. Additionally, internal surveys show ten percent of Catholic schools are now uncertain if they can open their doors this fall. That means as many as 500 or more Catholic schools could be in jeopardy. The Alexander-Scott “School Choice Now Act” provides one-time, emergency funding for scholarship-granting organizations in each state, and provides permanent dollar-for-dollar federal tax credits for contributions to scholarship-granting organizations.

Click here to ask your Senators to include additional relief for Catholic schools in the emergency relief package base bill currently being negotiated.

Support the Marginalized in COVID Relief Funding

By |August 5th, 2020|

Families and individuals are facing immediate hardships: rent is due, food prices are rising, layoffs continue, access to healthcare is being lost, and those who are most vulnerable in the criminal justice system are not being adequately protected from the coronavirus. Additionally, refugees and migrants living in crowded settlements with little access to clean water and soap, space to physically distance and other basic needs are experiencing the worst of the virus.

Congressional leaders are in the final days of negotiations on a COVID-19 relief bill that risks leaving out the poor and vulnerable. Click here and here to support those who are poor and vulnerable during this pandemic, not only to prevent the spread of this virus, but also famine, preventable deaths and disaster.

Read more about the needs of specific populations here.

Stop Federal Executions

By |August 5th, 2020|

The federal government has resumed federal executions for the first time in 17 years.  As Pope Francis has made clear, the death penalty is inadmissible as an affront to the Gospel and the dignity of human life. Numerous Catholic bishops have spoken out about this teaching of the Church, including the Archbishops of Oklahoma City and Washington, DC in this America article.

Click here to ask the Attorney General to stop the executions.