Several nuns hopped on a bus and headed on a tour through nine states to rally against a Republican budget proposal. These ladies were deemed “Nuns on the Bus“.
Led by Sister Simone Campbell, the Nuns rejected the budget proposal of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which it called “immoral” and “unpatriotic.”
Ryan’s budget “rejects church teaching about solidarity, inequality, the choice for the poor, and the common good. That’s wrong,” said Campbell, executive director of Network, a Catholic social justice lobby.
The Nuns on the Bus say the proposal is only good for wealthy families and that the poor need to be helped the most.
“Under the guise of this austerity and responsibility, they’re (representatives who support the budget proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan) only thinking of us after all they gut the very programs that help Catholic sisters house the homeless, feed the hungry, give children a chance,” said Sister Simone Campbell.
Their bus tour lasted for two weeks and ended at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. where they held a prayer service as well as a press conference.
The group also has an alternative budget proposal.