Weekly Justice Highlights

  • Good News: The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to restore unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Individuals are invited to send emails of thanks (or disappointment) to Senators and tell the House to take up the Senate bill right away by clicking here.
  • Challenging Unjust Systems: Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend BP from Federal Contracts by clicking here. BP must be held accountable for the actions that it perpetrates to local communities, our Earth and its own employees. In late March, it spilled 1638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan and the Whiting (IN) plant continues to pollute Chicago’s Southeast Side with petroleum coke. Additionally, this past February, the Minnesota government filed a lawsuit against BP, alleging that the company scammed the sate out of $25 million using state money to clean up its leaking underground oil storage tanks.
  • Care of Earth: Facebook and Apple are now powering their corner of the internet with renewable energy. However, many internet companies are powered by coal and dirty energy sources that pollute and harm Earth. Individuals are invited to add their name to a growing movement of Internet users demeaning a clean, renewable answer from companies like Twitter and Pinterest by going to this website.
  • Promoting Peace: Write a letter to the editor and thus urge U.S. Senators to bring Pentagon spending under control as 40 percent of tax dollars go toward military spending by clicking here.
  • Urge President Obama to make the report that criticizes terror interrogations after 9/11 public as soon as possible by clicking here
  • Thank President Obama for signing an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay by clicking here.
  • Urge CNN to focus on hosting conversation that enhance our understanding of climate science rather than undermine them so that we can have real debates about how to respond to climate change by clicking here.
  • Louisville: On April 10, at 7 PM the 2014 Keenan Lecture will be held at Spalding University (ELC Lectorium, 4th and Breckinridge Streets). The topic is, The Bluegrass Pipelines: Working for Justice. More information can be received by calling 873.4434.
  • Louisville:  On April 18, the Way of the Cross: A Walk for Justice will begin at 9:30 AM at the Mazzoli Federal Building (7th and Chestnut) and end at Founders Square (5th and Liberty). The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth are cosponsors for this event.
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