Pope Francis asked: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”
Cabrini College students have worked all [this academic year] to answer that question!
This year, 44 Cabrini College students made their voices heard in Congress in support of brothers and sisters around the world. Thanks to all of you for your hard work and heart-felt effort!
Working with Catholic Relief Services and CRS University, Cabrini College students made more than 100 lobby visits on behalf of Syrian Refugees, migrants, mothers and children, in support of life-saving health solutions, economic development, and above all, human dignity.
Their work paid off, for example, with the Green Climate Fund, aid for Syrian refugees and unaccompanied minors, and the foreign aid budget. In December, the US Congress passed a $1 trillion budget. The $500 million down payment to the Green Climate Fund, for which the students lobbied was included! The Poverty-Focused Development Assistance also received a slight increase.
The voices of Cabrini College students played a role by going to Capitol Hill and by working on campus to get students, faculty, and staff to sign 400+ letters to members of Congress.
Well done, ECG 100 and ECG 300 students and CRS Ambassadors, and CMC missioners!