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Media Advisory: Colorado “Nuns on the Bus” Urge End To Tax Cuts for Wealthiest 2%

MEDIA ADVISORY: November 9, 2012
Contact:  Rob DuRay, 720-375-6430

Local Sisters Call for Protection of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid in Midst of Fiscal Showdown

DENVER: The widely-publicized “Nuns on the Bus” will visit Colorado Springs and Boulder on Monday, Nov. 12 and Denver on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to highlight the work of local social service providers to protect poor families, as well as to call on Senator Bennet and all U.S. Senators to end the Bush tax breaks for the wealthiest two percent and protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security from benefit cuts in the midst of fiscal debate.

Sponsored by NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, local faith leaders and advocates will join nationally recognized Sister Simone Campbell to remind elected officials of their moral responsibility to put the needs of seniors and families before the wealthiest Americans and corporate special interests.

WHO:

Catholic Sisters, Colorado people of faith, and local advocates, including:

Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

Sister Mary Katherine Rabbit of Sisters of Loretto

WHEN AND WHERE:     

Day 1: Monday, November 12 – Colorado Springs & Boulder

12:00 p.m. -- Press conference at Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Dr., Colorado Springs

3:30 p.m. -- Press conference at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, 4869 N. Broadway, Boulder

Day 2: Tuesday, November 13 – Denver

9:30 a.m. -- Congressional visit at Sen. Michael Bennet’s congressional Office, 1127 Sherman St., Denver

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NETWORK—a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace—educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. Founded in 1971 by 47 Catholic sisters, NETWORK is supported by thousands of groups and individuals committed to working for social and economic justice. For more information, see.

For more information about NETWORK, contact Stephanie Niedringhaus at sniedringhaus@networklobby.org or 202-347-9797 x 224.