Published on March 4th, 2014 | by SMUMN0
Social justice conference delegates speak to national politicians
CAPTION: Sen. Michael Johanns, Ena Moats, Emily Weber and Chris McClead in Washington, D.C.
Catholics from across the country brought Catholic social principles to life as they went to meet with politicians. Our delegation met with Saint Mary’s alum, Sen. Michael Johanns, Rep. Tim Walz, and the offices of Sen. Al Franken and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
They spoke about the need to increase minimum wage, a desire for comprehensive immigration reform, an increase in foreign aid especially in Syria, peace talks in Iran, and the establishment of a two-state system between Israel and Palestine.
The trip to Washington was supported by Student Senate, the Peace and Justice Club and the Office of Campus Ministry.