Nuns on the Bus to make stop outside Tenney office

Published Oct 22, 2018 at 4:00pm

NEW HARTFORD — Nuns on the Bus will make a stop at Rep. Claudia Tenney's office, R-22, on French Road at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

All may come see them and join in the rally. Nuns on the Bus is a Catholic advocacy group in the U.S.  The name comes from the fact that they tour the country in a bus.

Lead by sister Somone Campbell, they place emphasis on the church's long-standing commitment to social justice.

Ahead of the midterm elections, the Nuns on the Bus are traveling across the country to educate the public about the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,” including Congressional districts where the incumbent voted in support of the Republican tax law.

The Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Truth Tour launched in Los Angeles on Oct. 8 and ends outside Mar-a-Lago with a “Fiesta for the Common Good” on Nov. 2.

“Last year, Nuns on the Bus stayed in Washington to keep relentless congressional attacks on the common good at bay, but this year we’re going on the road to hold members accountable for their votes,” said Campbell, SSS, executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, which launched the first Nuns on the Bus tour during the 2012 presidential campaign. “Instead of investing in our shared future and ensuring that everyone contributes their fair share towards the common good, Congressional Republicans enacted a tax law that is disastrous for workers, middle-class families, small businesses, and our economy.”

The Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Truth Tour includes 30 Catholic Sisters attending 54 events in 21 states over the course of 27 days on a tour that began Oct. 8. A full schedule is available at: www.nunsonthebus.org/events.