A Faith That Does Justice2019-12-18T13:01:59-08:00

Stop the Expansion of Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

By |April 16th, 2021|

Updated (07/29/2021): House of Representatives passes first-ever federal budget since 1975 without abortion restrictions. Senate must pass budget before President Biden signs the bill into law.

There are simultaneous efforts in both Sacramento and Washington, DC to use more taxpayer funds for abortions. The Senate will vote on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill, which currently excludes the 46-year-old Hyde Amendment and other long-standing, bipartisan provisions including the Weldon Amendment. Eliminating these provisions would 1) force taxpayers to pay for elective abortions, 2) force health care providers and professionals to perform and refer for abortion against their deeply-held beliefs, 3) force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion, and 4) permit tax dollars to fund international groups complicit in forced sterilizations and forced abortions.

Meanwhile, California Senate Bill 245 (Health care coverage: abortion services: cost sharing.) would remove insurance co-pays or any other cost-sharing requirement for all abortion services and would prohibit cost sharing from being imposed on a Medi-Cal beneficiary for those services.

Let your lawmakers in Sacramento and in Congress know that nobody should be forced to pay for or participate in the taking of innocent human life.

Restore Asylum at the US-Mexico Border

By |April 16th, 2021|

Updated (07/20/2021): content regarding Title 42 included in new action

Since March 2020, the U.S. government has used Title 42 to expel thousands of people arriving at the southern border, citing public health restrictions despite public health experts’ emphasis that the policy has no public health rationale. Additionally, the lives of Haitians and Indigenous families have been put in danger under this policy. While the Biden administration ended the “Remain in Mexico” policy earlier this year, Title 42 continues to deny the dignity of migrants and their legal right to seek asylum. For more information, check out this recent report from Jesuit Refugee Service USA and Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration.

Click here to urge President Biden to end Title 42 and stop putting asylum seekers in greater danger by expelling them back to Mexico.

Prioritize Environment and Marginalized in Infrastructure Plan

By |July 12th, 2021|

Congress is considering legislation about how to best support our nation’s infrastructure and economic recovery.  Click here to ask your Congressmember and Senators Feinstein and Padilla to act now by working across the aisle and committing to climate and energy policy that:

  1. benefits those disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation,
  2. prioritizes job creation for the poor and marginalized,
  3. ensures access to safe, decent, and affordable housing for all Americans, and
  4. enacts economic policies that strengthen families.

More information on further considerations for infrastructure spending can be found here.

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