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Dr. Alex Mikulich featured on America Magazine Blog

On August 20, Dr. Alex Mikulich was featured in an America Magazine blog about the USCCB's Labor Day Statement.

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August 2012 JustSouth E-news: What is the real fraud in voter fraud?

The August 2012 JustSouth E-Newsletter looks at the real fraud in voter fraud, provides an update on the Alabama immigration law, and discusses how governors are playing politics with health care reform.

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The Common Good and Health Care Reform

The text from Fr. Fred Kammer’s presentation to the Catholic Health Association’s Physician Leader Forum in Washington D.C. on Feb. 12, 2012 was recently featured in the July-August 2012 edition of Health Progress magazine.

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New study highlights the hidden challenges of obtaining voter identification

Ten states, including Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, have recently passed laws which require voters to show a government-issued photo identification. However, 11% of eligible voters lack any form of ID.

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Bishops respond to Supreme Court's ruling on AZ law

On June 25, the USCCB issued a response to the Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law SB 1070.

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Soul-searching for racial justice

In the May 26 issue of the National Catholic Reporter, Dr. Alex Mikulich discusses the Trayvon Martin and the need for deeper soul-searching for racial justice.

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Summer 2012 JustSouth Quarterly Posted

The Summer 2012 JustSouth Quarterly addresses why anti-immigrant legislation was rejected in Mississippi, Catholic social thought and restorative justice, if relative mobility "cures" inequality, and a starting point to reduce gun violence.

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Contact Sen. Mary Landrieu and ask her to support a decrease in detention funding

This year U.S. taxpayers will spend over $2 billion on immigration detention. Please contact Sen. Landrieu and ask her to decrease detention funding by 1,200 beds and increase funds available for alternative to detention programs which cost less and are more effective.

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April 2012 JustSouth E-news: Is there a Payday Shark in Your Bank Account?

The April 2012 JustSouth E-Newsletter looks at a new method of payday lending, the common good and election 2012, and immigration enforcement legislation that failed to pass in Mississippi.

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JSRI Signs On to Letter Urging the Reduction of Spending on Immigration Detention

On March 23, JSRI and numerous other national, state, and local organizations signed off on a letter from the Detention Watch Network asking Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Robert Aderholt of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations to reduce spending on immigration detention.

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