Dear Friend of JSRI,
Pope Francis reminds us:
Let us not forget that responsible citizenship is a virtue,
and participation in political life is a moral obligation.
The recent election has caused many people to ask what more they can do now to be responsible citizens. For us at JSRI, the election has prompted us to double-down on our Catholic social justice mission to confront racial inequity, economic injustice, and immigrant exclusion.
Will you join us in a new commitment to advocate actively for social justice?
VoterVoice--our new advocacy system--will make it easier for you to connect with your state and federal elected officials and representatives about the justice issues that matter most to you.
Thank you very much for your interest and for making your voice heard.
Fred Kammer, SJ, and Staff
The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.
Over a six month period, Sakeenah Shabazz (Emerson Congressional Hunger Fellow at JSRI), Jeanie Donovan (JSRI Economic Policy Specialist), and Colleen Dulle (Loyola University New Orleans senior), traveled around Louisiana and spoke with 47 SNAP recipients and coordinators.