This week, the #InvestInLove campaign launched with a week of action, and organizers Maria Robles and Robin Murray represented by traveling to Austin, TX, and Washington, D.C. to urge lawmakers to make moral choices and invest our tax dollars in priorities such as education, housing, healthcare, and gun violence prevention, and divest from immigration enforcement, mass incarceration, and agencies that violently separate our families.
Maria “prayed with her feet” by joining the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops for a day of Faithful Citizenship at the Texas Capitol, advocating to improve state laws on issues relating to Catholic moral and social teaching.
Meanwhile, Robin took leaders to Capitol Hill with our national affiliate, Faith in Action, to demand funding cuts for immigration enforcement agencies and investment in fostering strong, safe, and vibrant families and communities. “Our government’s budget is a moral document and reflects our values and priorities as a people,” said Robin. “We ask that they take bold positions on welcoming immigrants and center the reduction of immigrant detention and deportation as a key position of their immigration platform.”
Learn more about the #InvestInLove campaign here.