Urge Our Government Leaders To Protect Children Migrating Alone

Our Catholic bishops and our Vincentian leadership are asking us to join them in advocating to the President and Congress to protect the vulnerable children who are migrating to the United States, unaccompanied by adults because of violence in certain countries of Central America. An urgent message is being sent this week to all LCUSA Board Members and Association Presidents. We are posting it again here, to give you online access to the documents.

UPDATE: Migration at the US-Mexican Border

Maura Bonnarens, Advocacy Liaison-West, reports that the USCCB would like to identify “people of good will” who are willing to house families that either have no relatives in the US or have relatives but the relatives are unable to support them. For those that would like to assist, but are unable to house a family, the best recommendation at this time is to reach out to local Catholic Charities affiliates…

Make Your Voice Heard

As you are aware from recent e-blasts, the Church is very concerned about the unaccompanied minors who are at the southern US border in record numbers. You can make your voice heard with other members of the Vincentian family. Please act today! One easy to access tool is Capwiz which is web-based. Through Capwiz, you can easily send an email to your elected representatives in Washington and espouse the values of the Catholic Church and the Vincentian Family. Here is a snapshot of some of the key issues right now on the “Voice of the Poor“ web site http://www.capwiz.com/svdpusa/home/. Click here to Take Action!