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A Post-Election Call to Action

Dear Friend of JSRI,

Pope Francis reminds us:

Let us not forget that responsible citizenship is a virtue,

and participation in political life is a moral obligation.

The recent election has caused many people to ask what more they can do now to be responsible citizens.  For us at JSRI, the election has prompted us to double-down on our Catholic social justice mission to confront racial inequity, economic injustice, and immigrant exclusion.

Will you join us in a new commitment to advocate actively for social justice?

VoterVoice--our new advocacy system--will make it easier for you to connect with your state and federal elected officials and representatives about the justice issues that matter most to you.

Click here to sign up for advocacy alerts and to select the policy areas you are interested in.  See the VoterVoice Privacy Policy here.

Thank you very much for your interest and for making your voice heard.

Sincerely yours,

Fred Kammer, SJ, and Staff


The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.


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