Action Alert


The Adrian Dominican Sisters have long been engaged, individually and communally, in efforts to protect the integrity of creation and bring about a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. The Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation coordinates these efforts by bringing to light injustices and recommending ways to take action.


Action Alert

Death Penalty

The Federal Government has resumed the practice of capital punishment. It is clear that this decision is goes against the beliefs of many. “The death penalty is unacceptable in all circumstances because it offends the dignity of human life. All life is valuable and each of us has been created in the image and likeness of God. People do not lose their humanity, even after the commission of a serious crime.” (Catholic Social Teaching)

Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, has been a consistent voice in the efforts to abolish the death penalty. Listen to her invitation to get involved in ending the death penalty.

Join an organization dedicated to abolishing the death penalty. Learn more about these organizations:

Other ways to help:

  • Tell Congress the death penalty is wrong. Call your legislators and urge them to support and sponsor Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s legislation, H.R. 4052, to abolish the federal death penalty and remove the power of the president to use executions for his own political purposes by ending the federal death penalty. Read more here.
  • Take the national Catholic pledge to end the death penalty. “The death penalty represents a failure on the part of society to fulfill the theological and more demands of justice.” Signing the pledge is a commitment to educating, advocating and praying for an end to the death penalty.
  • Here are the facts and the state of the death penalty in the United States.

 


Immigration

 

Immigration 2021 Plan

The Immigration 2021 Plan has been in development for months and now over 170 immigration and advocacy organizations have endorsed this blueprint for the next administration to restore human dignity to a system weaponized by the current administration, reinforce core American values, and power the economic recovery of the nation.

“While the 2021 Immigration Action Plan seeks to undo the damage wrought by the Trump administration—from putting children and families in cages and restricting the due process rights of immigrants at the border, to extending the detention limit for children and families, and forging ahead with a failed border wall—it acknowledges that more must be done to truly transform the system. Trump’s divisive, anti-Black and racist rhetoric against immigrants fans the flames of xenophobia, further corroding a system that has been broken for decades. Re-envisioning the country’s immigration system to work in the long term will take a coordinated, clear-eyed effort that aims to benefit immigrant families in every policy initiative.” (Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas) 

 


Election 2020

As citizens of the United States, we share the privilege and the responsibility for voting. “Voting is the very foundation of representative democracy. By ensuring people a voice in their government, the right to vote promotes human flourishing and provides an essential safeguard against tyranny.” (Democracies and Values of the 2020 Election)

Election Resources:

There are a number of excellent resources to assist voters in determining who can best represent them.

NETWORK Resources:

Dominican Alliance Eco Justice Resources:

Additional Resources:

 


Nuclear Disarmament

75th Anniversary of Nuclear Bombings

On August 6th and 9th, the 75th Anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were remembered. The world was reminded that right now, there are only a few leaders in the world who can order the launch of nuclear weapons. The power to destroy cities and kill millions of people lies in the hands of few. This is why it is important to listen to the pleas of the survivors of the atomic bombings. The Hibakusha experienced hell on earth and make the plea – THIS MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.

This is why we’re calling on the United States government to listen to the pleas of survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 75 years ago, Hibakusha went through hell and that must never happen again.

 


Gun Violence Prevention

Gun violence in America continues to take an enormous toll on the lives of Americans. Some might characterize American society as violent due to the prevalence, 100 people killed every day, in the United States.  

 


Climate Change

 

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Solution Act

This legislation has come about through the efforts of Citizen Climate Lobby (CCL) – volunteers who have worked for a decade with Congress to pass a climate solution that is bipartisan, creates jobs, puts money into the pockets of all Americans, and reduces carbon emissions significantly. Read more about this legislation.

 

Get Involved - Citizens Climate Lobby

Citizens Climate Lobby has chapters all over the country and the world. Learn more about CCL and how to join a chapter in your area.

You don’t have to be a member to join the Monthly Calling Campaign. If you are concerned about climate change, here is an easy way to voice your concern and let your Representative know you want solutions to the climate crisis. Sign up here to become a monthly caller.