PICO National Network (People Improving Communities Through Organizing) is partnering with Faith in Public Life and members of the DC Catholic Coalition to organize a Catholic Day of Action with Dreamers at the Capitol (Russell Senate Building Rotunda) on Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will include Catholic Dreamers, Catholic clergy, religious brothers and women religious, Catholic lay leaders and a wide range of supporters. Several Catholic bishops have also been invited to attend. The event will include prayer and singing among 100-200 participants, and will culminate in nonviolent civil disobedience which will be exercised by a cohort of Catholic leaders.
The Catholic Day of Action with Dreamers will include:
8:30 a.m. — Private Mass for participants in the Day of Action at St. Peter's on Capitol Hill
10:30 a.m. — Press Conference across from the Russell Senate Building
11:30 a.m. — Nonviolent Action in the Russell Building Rotunda
12:30 p.m. — Hill visits to Congressional offices organized by participants
The nearby Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St NE) will be available from 12-5 p.m. and will serve as a staging area for participants heading up to the Hill for congressional visits — to get background and leave-behind materials prior to their visits. People can also have a box lunch there, rest in between visits, and debrief with one another.
To RSVP your attendance or to register to participate in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience: docs.google.com/forms/d/18RN-7G-gO-MR9rzOe-aXbSUelSI_hunVusx1NYw1m2g/edit
If you are planning to hold an Echo event in your region please let us know: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLZkea1yn5Ioau3Co7rG4txxmTo0Sx-93aHJLhda1hQmIdfQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
For more information, please contact Joseph Fleming:
(856) 220-6406 — Email: [email protected]
Co-sponsors include: PICO, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Faith in Public Life, Franciscan Action Network, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Little Friends for Peace, Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Pax Christi International, Pax Christi USA, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology, Association of U.S. Catholic Priests,
Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province,
Religious of Jesus and Mary, and The Stuart Center of the Society of the Sacred Heart.