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BIG: Basic Income Guarantee

The PEI Working Group for Livable Income, the Cooper Institute and MLA Richard Brown had a discussion and information session promoting the establishment of BIG for PEI. This proposal would use "THE BASKET MARKET MEASURE" to change the way we distribute the wealth in this country to provide for the basic needs of individuals and be grounded in each person's human right to have dignity and what they need to survive. There is a call for governments to make investing in people a priority for all spending and economic development. We were left with the challenge. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PROMOTE BIG? 

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Peace & Justice News

Sisters and Associates, gear up for a writing challenge on behalf of the potential victims of the 2018 proposed Federal Budget. I invite you to participate in a project of US nuns which will focus on writing letters to Speaker Paul Ryan in response to the 2018 USA Federal Budget.

NETWORK LOBBY has offered to take on the responsibility for the following:

  • PRODUCE a letter writing tool kit that includes: a brief background on the federal budget, the connection to        Catholic Social Justice, and budget talking points for each of their seven Mend the Gap public policies
  • CREATE a sample letter with pointers on how to write a powerful letter to a Member of Congress
  • PROMOTE the letter writing campaign to their networks of sisters
  • RECEIVE the finished letters and coordinate their delivery to Representative Paul Ryan’s office on Capitol Hill with a team of sisters and handle social media/press for that event

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Associates news

At the 4 pm May 27 Liturgy at St. Rose of Lima Church in Kankakee, IL, 5 women became Associates with the IL Associates and Sisters as witnesses.

Maria, Rosario and Guadalupe have been meeting with Sr. Mary Mac Isaac as the beginning of a new Latina Associate Community in Kankakee. Sr. Mary has chosen women who are leaders to begin the new Associate Community.

Sr. Mary Mac Isaac began this group when she lived in Chicago. Those three Associates made their first commitment in January, 2014 and are dedicated leaders. 

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