Op-eds by Sister Simone Campbell
Des Moines Register “‘We the People’ need to be we the voters in ’14,” 9/13/14
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter “Nuns on the Bus hit the road once again, this time for Democracy,” 9/15/14
Sioux City Journal “OTHER VOICES: Influence of big money undermines political system in America," 9/17/14
The Guardian, “America's politics are segregated. Secret money has broken the system. But there is another way,” 9/22/14
Other Media Coverage
Immigration activist group "NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus" wrapped up a 6,500-mile 15-state tour across the country to urge lawmakers to support legislation that provides a roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans.
Monday, the tour stopped at the Salida office of Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock. The nuns want elected officials to support immigration reform to make it easier for families to earn citizenship.
A group of nuns began their 6,500-mile bus journey late last month in New Jersey with a view of Ellis Island. Since then, their brightly-decorated blue bus with images of hands raised — to show support for families and immigration reform — has rolled for more than 5,000 miles down Eastern Seaboard roads and into the South. This week marks the California leg of the "Nuns on the Bus" tour supported by NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice group.
Local supporters of immigration reform legislation now making its' way through the U.S. Senate got a boost of moral support from a group of nuns. Nine Catholic sisters, part of Nuns on a Bus national tour, stopped in Bakersfield over the weekend, where they joined others at Yokuts Park for a rally and then short march to the office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
A group of nuns is traveling the country to push for immigration reform and their bus tour stopped in Bakersfield Saturday afternoon.
Nuns on a cross-country road trip to promote immigration reform are nearing the end of their 6,500 mile journey.