Ways to Get Involved with MSJC 

MSJC is working tirelessly to advance justice across a variety of issues in the United States. We are always looking for passionate people to share their services, time, resources, or ideas with us!

What Can I Do?

Are you interested in learning more about or joining an issue team or another MSJC program? 

SUPPORT THE DEATH PENALTY PROHIBITION ACT
The Catholic Church teaches that, in the light of the Gospel, “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” In January 2021, lawmakers in Congress introduced The Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act, which would abolish the federal death penalty. This legislation needs strong bipartisan support in order to pass; it currently has 19 cosponsors in the Senate (bill S.582) and 78 cosponsors in the House (bill H.R.262). Please contact your members of Congress to thank them if they are already a cosponsor, or to urge them to become a cosponsor. For more information and actions you can take, go to the Catholic Mobilizing Network or Death Penalty Action websites. 

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HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (EICDA) , is a market-efficient and revenue-neutral approach to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution that is a primary driver of the climate crisis. Introduced by a bi-partisan group of legislators, this bill would reduce national carbon pollution emissions by over 90% by 2050 by pricing carbon at $15 per metric ton and increasing $10 every year. The US Catholic Conference of Bishops has expressed support for the bill. Ask your House Representative to co-sponsor this bill and ask your Senators to introduce a similar bill on a bipartisan basis.

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Pray and Act for an End to the Death Penalty on First Fridays. As a way to bring Christ’s mercy to the broken system of capital punishment, Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) has initiated Faith and Action First Fridays. Each First Friday, CMN will inform you about timely and impactful educational materials, prayers, and advocacy actions for that month. Your prayers and actions will join with the thousands of actions made by people around the country. Sign up here!

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TELL CONGRESS TO PASS THE US CITIZENS ACT
Each day, 11 million undocumented and under documented immigrant people contribute to our society by working essential jobs in agriculture, service industries, and health care. Yet, each day, they worry about being detained and deported. Email your senators and representative, urging them to end that uncertainty by passing the U.S. Citizenship Act. This bill also prioritizes keeping families together and reuniting family members who were separated.

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TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT AND WELCOME OUR AFGHAN NEIGHBORS
Tell your members of Congress that we need an Afghan Adjustment Act. This legislation that would give Afghan arrivals the chance to move beyond a temporary protected status and apply to become lawful permanent residents. Click here for directions on reaching out to your representatives. 

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