FAN Statement on the Government Shutdown

The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), an organization of Franciscan sisters, friars, lay Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people across the United States, is calling on Congress to immediately end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. The federal government has now been partially shut down for more than a week. The issues around the shutdown run deeper than politics. It is not partisan. The shutdown has little to do with the Affordable Health Care Act or deficit spending. The real question is; are we truly a moral nation?

Heeding God's Call

FAN representatives met last week with the people from Heeding God's Call. This organization is a faith-based movement to prevent gun violence, seeking to unite people of faith in the sacred responsibility to protect our brothers and sisters and our children.

TAKE ACTION: Say NO to the "SAFE" Act

As the House continues to stall progress toward immigration reform, one bill that has passed the House Judiciary Committee is getting more attention – the Strengthen And Fortify Enforcement Act “SAFE Act” (H.R. 2278). This very dangerous bill would encourage racial profiling, eliminate the Administration’s protection of DREAMers, expand immigration detention, criminalize overstaying a visa, and harm both community safety and vulnerable populations.