Notes from The OPJCC Director
Since 1981, activists have marked Nov. 25 as a day against violence toward women. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of three Mirabal Sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Loving Creator, We ask you to bless those who are preparing to vote. Guide them as they make their decisions…
In 1945 the United Nations recognized food as not a privilege, but a right. World Food Day, Oct. 16, is a day of observance to draw attention to the plight of those who experience hunger.
Here are several scenarios you may wish to explore to ensure your vote is counted. Pass this information on to family, friends, and young people you may know.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of nonviolence and ceasefire.
August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date was selected to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting U.S. women the right to vote in 1920.
July 30, 2020 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Do you remember the 2020 Lenten Collection for our sisters and brothers experiencing homelessness? Despite having been abruptly cut short due to COVID-19, there is a happy ending!
One year ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6).
Contact Information for your U.S. Elected Officials
Federal Elected Officials
President – To contact the U.S. President online, click here.
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
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United States Senate
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U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
State Elected Officials
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County Executives – To search on a map or by your zip code to find the head of the executive branch of government in your county, click here. (The county executive may be an elected or an appointed position.)
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