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Acting for Justice

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The issues are everywhere and you are ready to get informed and to take positive action. This page is dedicated to ways that you can get involved.  Have some suggestions of your own?  Please email Mary Niebler at mniebler1@udayton.edu.

Racial Justice

BREATHE Act

Please join organizations across the country such as the Movement for Black Lives and Faith in Public Life Action in asking your Congresspeople to co-sponsor the BREATHE Act.  

The BREATHE Act’s promise is simple: take money from systems of punishment and surveillance that disproportionately harm Black communities and invest in infrastructure that supports growth, learning and equity. We can create a moral budget when we fund schools, affordable housing, culturally competent mental health care and support for people who use drugs. Right now we have the chance to protect our environment, create and sustain community jobs and value the labor of all workers.

We cannot hold our breath any longer waiting for white supremacy to dismantle itself. We must act with the courage of our convictions to demand a future free from anti-Blackness, racist policing, the school-to-prison pipeline and mass incarceration. Building a multiracial coalition of support for the BREATHE Act is a first step.

Hunger

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Hunger and Covid

In these uncertain times, many are at risk of hunger.  Ambassador Tony Hall, as Executive Director Emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger, wrote to Senate and Congressional leaders calling for a 15% boost to the SNAP, as well as an increase in the minimum benefit from $16 to $30 and a cessation of administrative rules decreasing eligibility and benefits for hungry individuals and families during the crisis. Now is the time to urge your senators to support SNAP (food stamps) benefits for those most vulnerable.

Ohio contacts are: Senator Sherrod Brown email Share Your Thoughts | U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio or call (202) 224-2315. Senator Rob Portman email https://www.portman.senate.gov/meet/contact  or call 202-224-3353. 

If you would like to contact your senator in your home state (not Ohio), find their information here:  https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

For more information about ways to increase food security in Ohio, visit the Hall Hunger Initiative online.

Peace and Disarmament

Intersections of Faith and Advocacy: A Focus on Peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine

Please join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP 1835) in a free, half-day webinar on November 14th entitled "Intersections of Faith and Advocacy:   A Focus on Peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine" 

More information and registration can be found on their website.

Gun Violence

EVENT: Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is holding a virtual meet up to get involved with promoting and electing officials with gun safety in mind. In Ohio, legislators continue to push for dangerous gun laws such as "stand your ground" or taking away required training from armed teachers. 

"It'll take us all giving up a small chunk of time every few days to win these elections. You can do this as an event for your group as well! No matter where you live now, if we allow Ohio legislators to get away with making our schools more dangerous the effects will be felt nationwide -- I'm going all in to ensure we elect gun sense candidates in Ohio and I hope you'll join me."    Jay- Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Sign up here for 5pm session on Thursday, September 3: https://act.everytown.org/event/sda-events/35934/signup/?source=&akid=&zip=

For more information about Students Demand Action, visit https://studentsdemandaction.org/

CONTACT

Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408
937.229.2524
CSC Website