Nuns on the Bus in the News

Selected media appearances and mentions for Nuns on the Bus.

Pressure building on Georgia’s senators concerning immigration bill

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, nuns on a 6,500-mile, 15-state tour will rally outside U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ Atlanta office in support of “comprehensive immigration reform for the good of the people and the good of the Georgia economy.” Top officials with the Georgia AFL-CIO and Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights are set to join them.

First Baptist Orlando helps lead faith-based support for immigration reform

The endorsement of evangelicals brings near-unanimity among religious organizations lining up in support of immigration reform, said Sister Simone Campbell, whose Nuns on the Bus tour came through Central Florida this week in support of immigrants seeking citizenship. "Once the evangelicals came on, it was huge," Campbell said.

Nuns On A Bus Roll Through Tallahassee

Jun 4, 2013 - Matt Galka, WCTV

The Catholic sisters are rallying with prominent Florida labor and civil rights leaders near the office of Senator Marco Rubio to urge him to protect and promote comprehensive immigration reform.

'Nuns On The Bus' Urge Rubio To Stay The Course On Immigration Reform

Jun 4, 2013 - Lynn Hatter, WFSU-FM

Outside  Rubio’s office in Tallahassee, a touring bus painted with waving hands. One by one, a group of women step out, to cheers and applause. The Catholic political lobby group called Network is the sponsor of Nuns on the Bus. During Tuesday’s stop, Sister Mary Ellen Lacy outlined the groups desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive immigration bill.

Nuns on the Bus reach Tallahassee with immigration message

The roaming "Nuns on the Bus" reached Tallahassee on Tuesday in an organized thank-you to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for his support of comprehensive immigration reform.

'Nuns on a Bus' stop in Homewood this week to rally for immigration reform

The nuns, in collaboration with Alabama people of faith, labor leaders, and immigration activists are urging Congress to consider immigration legislation that honors what they consider “America’s highest ideals” and that would allow aspiring Americans the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

Immigration laws must reflect nation's values, not its fears, nun says

Organized by Network -- a Catholic social justice lobby led by Sister Simone Campbell, a Sister of Social Service who made headlines as a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte -- the "Nuns on the Bus" tour is modeled on a similar campaign through the Midwest last summer that denounced U.S. House Republican budget cuts.

Richard Trumka and Simone Campbell: Don't fall for the false choices on immigration

We are inspired to support common-sense reform that includes an earned path to citizenship because of our Catholic faith and the moral example set by our own immigrant families.

Nuns on the Bus stop in Apopka today to press for immigration reform

“Nuns on the Bus” -- a group of Catholic Sisters on a 15-state bus tour -- are bringing their campaign for immigration reform to the Hope Community Center, 1016 N Park Ave., Apopka, at 4 p.m. today, June 3.

Nuns stir Charlotteans to call for immigration reform

To raise awareness about the importance of how immigrants affect the local economy, and the need for reform, the nuns got off their bus Saturday morning and stopped at Fiesta Jalisco Mexican restaurant on Independence Boulevard. There they held a forum (co-hosted by Action NC) with local business owners and activists.