Human Trafficking: Throughout human trafficking awareness month, individuals are invited to pray with the prayer located here  and raise their awareness by reading the January issue of Stop Trafficking co-sponsored by the SCN’s isavailable here.  

Water: The LCWR Global Concerns Committee released their Resolution to Actionentitled, “WATER.”

Immigration: January 22 is a national call-in day for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. citizens are invited to contact U.S. Senators by calling toll free1.866.940.2439 (sponsored by Interfaith Immigration Coalition) urging them to support immigration reform that provides a pathway to full citizenship and prioritizes family unity.

Promoting Nonviolence: Urge federal legislators to support President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence.

Care of Earth: Urge President Obama to begin the next four years with bold, decisive leadership on climate change.

Globally, more than 2.5 billion people live in poverty and survive on less than $2/day. During Poverty Awareness month, U.S. citizens are invited to urge Congressto oppose any cuts to lifesaving foreign aid.

Urge federal legislators to cut Pentagon spending by eliminating sources of irresponsible spending, demand the Pentagon be audited annually, reform the tax code and continue to provide SNAP, WIC and other supplemental programs to those most vulnerable as they negotiate the debt limit and sequestration.

Thank Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson for her dedication to protecting our planet and our health during her tenure as EPA Administrator.

NETWORK is working with the “JOBS NOT WAR” campaign in our joint attempt to reduce Pentagon spending and to get our nation on a more firm economic footing. A petition has already been signed by almost 50,000 people who recognize the need for all members of our communities to be employed. Read and sign the petitionhere.

Martin Luther King Day: Take some time to locate an event AND remember all who worked for greater civil rights.

Louisville: On January 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes (508 Breckenridge Lane) will be accepting a variety of recycling items. The complete list of acceptable items is at www.2trg.com (no batteries, light bulbs, ballasts, appliances except a $5 charge on TV’s, LCD and CRT monitors and microwaves (lead disposal value) 

Louisville: On January 21st (Martin Luther King Day), Catholic Charities of Louisville will collect new and gently used coats from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m at the WhiteCastle restaurant at 105 E. Market Street (corner of first and Market). Coats will be shared with refugees coming to America from warm environments.

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