March 10, 2014
Vol. 29 , No. 10
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A Roundtable Discussion with Sister Simone Campbell
TONY RAMOS, City Manager, Claremont, CA
LARRY SCHROEDER, City Council member, Claremont, CA
MAUREEN ALDRIDGE, CEO, Claremont Chamber of Commerce
SCOTT LEDERHAUS, president, Association for Medical Ethics
KERRY ODELL, professor of economics, Scripps College
MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
PROGRAM 10:00 a.m.
Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign for economic justice for Americans, will meet informally with community leaders in the Security Pacific Room of the Athenaeum. Coffee will be served.
As Sister Simone did on the “Nuns on the Bus” tours and at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Sister challenges the faulty logic and erroneous opinions that undermine Christian social teaching. In 2012, Sister Simone was instrumental in organizing the famous “Nuns on the Bus” tour of nine states to oppose the ”Ryan Budget,” sponsored by WI Congressman Paul Ryan, a Catholic, and approved by the US House of Representatives. Had this budget gone into effect, it would have decimated programs meant to help people in need. Another “Nuns on the Bus” tour in 2013 focused on comprehensive immigration reform.
As a religious leader, attorney, poet and Executive Director of NETWORK, Sister Simone has extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington she lobbies on issues of peace-building, immigration reform, healthcare and economic justice. Around the country, Sister is known as a dynamic speaker and prominent educator on these and other public policy issues.