Economic Justice Subcommittee

Time to Care Act

The Time to Care Act has been a hot topic in Maryland Legislature in recent weeks. The act proposed paid time off to take care of family members. 

Recently, the Maryland House of Delegates and the Senate have approved the bill, which now waits for Gov. Larry Hogan’s approval.

Our Economic Justice Committee, headed by Terry Cavanagh, has been following the development of this bill and has many resources explaining what the Time to Care Act is, and why we as parishioners should support the passing of the Time to Care Act.

Mission & Vision

Articulate, Advocate, and Act

We are dedicated to work to bring the Church’s social teaching on worker justice and the economy to fruition. Working as an arm of the Justice & Peace Committee of our St. Ignatius Catholic Community, we are called and challenged to articulate, advocate and act upon critical economic issues that affect our neighbors, families, and communities across our city, and our world. We are also called to be a resource to provide parishioners with opportunities to live out their faith through working for economic justice. As such we:

  • Advocate for workers to receive fair wages for their labor, including support for the “Fight For $15 and a Union” campaign at the local and national level
  • Mobilize fellow parishioners around issues of economic justice
  • Advocate for elimination of disparities of opportunity for students and workers based on race, ethnicity, gender or income
  • Engage with our community about the need for affordable housing.
  • Work to eliminate health care disparities based on race, income, gender, or geography.
  • Support workers right to organize into unions of their own choosing.
  • Persuade legislators to pass “Right to Recall” legislation in Baltimore, so hospitality workers can return to family-supporting jobs
  • Advocate for passage of “Time to Care” legislation in Annapolis, allowing workers to maintain a sustainable level of income while they are sick or caring for a family member.

One of our goals is to deepen our understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching and then, through word and action, integrate these principles more fully into the life of our parish community.

Justice & Peace Meetings

The Justice & Peace Committee generally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6 PM.

Contact

Terry Cavanagh
Economic Justice Subcommittee Chair
202-368-4814
tcavanagh@seiumddc.org

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Time To Care Act

A Safety Net for Maryland Families

The Time to Care Act (HB8/SB275) will help Marylanders take time away from work to care for new babies, loved ones with serious health conditions, or themselves. The Time to Care Act would provide workers with partial wage replacement for up to 12 weeks away from work to take care of life events that can happen to any of us at any time. With income partially replaced from an insurance fund into which they’ve paid, families are also better able to care for an aging parent, or deal with military employment.

We have gathered several resourses to help you better understand the importance of this legistlature and hope you will join us in supporting the passing of the Time to Care Act.

Resources

View the Proposed Legislation
Additional Resources
What is paid family leave?
Ways to take action
For more information, vist timetocare.net

Current Projects & Events

Parishoner Testimony for Time to Care Act

Parishoner Testimony for Time to Care Act

Testimony IN FAVOR of SB 275 Labor and Employment – Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Establishment (Time To Care Act 2022) Senate Finance Committee February 10, 2022 1:00 PM Presented to: Delores G. Kelley, Chairman BY: Candra Healy, St. Ignatius Catholic...

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Update On Time to Care

Update On Time to Care

What is Time To Care? The Time to Care Act (HB8/SB275) will help Marylanders take time away from work to care for new babies, loved ones with serious health conditions, or themselves. With income partially replaced from an insurance fund into which they've paid,...

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Advocacy

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project Update

by Shari Shea, Immigration Committee Co-Chair The St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore Office to furnish apartments for new American families through our Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project....

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Join the League of Women Voters!

From Toni Moore-Duggan Please consider joining the League of Women Voters. We are in need of your membership. The League has been a long standing voice for voters rights for many years. I serve as  the Chair of the DEI Committee and Flo has served as past President...

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Media Watch

Native Plant Sale

The Environmental Justice Subcommittee is hosting a native plant sale on May 21 after the 5:00 PM Mass and May 22 after the 10:00 AM Mass. Tables will be set up in the Narthex on May 21 and in the Reeves Gallery on May 22. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­There will be a variety of...

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Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project Update

by Shari Shea, Immigration Committee Co-Chair The St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore Office to furnish apartments for new American families through our Afghan Refugee Resettlement Project....

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Join the League of Women Voters!

From Toni Moore-Duggan Please consider joining the League of Women Voters. We are in need of your membership. The League has been a long standing voice for voters rights for many years. I serve as  the Chair of the DEI Committee and Flo has served as past President...

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