A group of traveling Catholic nuns passed through Chicago's Union Park in West Town last week to pass along a key message — get out and vote.
Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, led the the “We the People, We the Voters” tour, which is traveling to 36 cities as part of its voter registration effort. The nuns, who have done similar bus tours in 2012 and 2013, say voting is the best way Americans can create social change and counter big money in politics.
“The way we make our voice heard, the way we make sure good policy for the 100 percent (is) made is by voting,” Campbell said. “We the people need to stand up, vote and be engaged.” Read more »