February 2020 Action Guide

February 2020: Voice Your Values!

Our annual journey from Ashes to Easter will begin at the end of this month. This year, are you looking to take on something new for Lent? Consider organizing an in-district visit with your member of Congress. Or, you may want to lead a Simple Supper for Global Hunger to engage your campus in CRS Rice Bowl. See below for details and resources!

Opening Prayer

Community Building

  • Welcome any new ambassadors & do introductions.
  • Suggested Icebreaker/Question of the Month:
    • God's Valentines - What's a way you have seen, felt or shared God's love for you and for the world recently?                                                        

Catholic Social Teaching: Life and Dignity of the Human Person

CRS on the Ground

This Month's Leadership, Advocacy and/or Giving Action(s): 

  • ADVOCACY: 
    •  Plan a Voice Your Values in-district advocacy visit with your members of Congress in the spring semester.
    • This year, our Voice Your Values advocacy visits will be focused on the Global Child Thrive Act.
      • Starting now and continuing this spring, we will be working on exciting, new, bipartisan legislation called the Global Child Thrive Act as part of our I am Global Hunger and I am Migration campaigns. The Global Child Thrive Act would direct the administration to integrate Early Child Development strategies and activities into U.S. international programs focused on children to help them better grow, develop and thrive!
      • This bill was introduced October 28, 2019 in the House as H.R. 4864 by Reps. Castro (D-TX) and Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and in the Senate as S. 2715 by Sens. Blunt (R-MO) and Coons (D-DE).
  • GIVING
    • CRS Rice Bowl 2020 is a great way to be intentional about prayer, fasting and almsgiving during the Lenten season. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which falls on February 26, 2020.
    • Pray, fast, and give this Lent with our CRS Rice Bowl and I am Global Hunger resources, including a "Simple Supper for Global Hunger" how-to guide, which combines CRS Rice Bowl Simple Meals with videos from our global community and opportunities to learn about and reflect upon their realities.

Plan Next Month's Leadership, Advocacy and/or Giving Action(s):

  • LEADERSHIP: Stay tuned for Summer Internship Postings and Graduation Cord Order Form

Reminders and Next Steps:

    Closing Prayer

    Lead The Way

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