Dan Stockman is national correspondent for Global Sisters Report. He was a reporter at daily newspapers in Michigan, Illinois and Indiana for nearly two decades before joining GSR in 2014.
The monthlong Nuns on the Bus tour emphasized that who Americans vote for matters. Speakers highlighted this message in a national rally and an evening town hall that concluded the virtual tour.
With themes "broad enough to encompass all of the Christian life," the Called and Consecrated curriculum for middle and high school religion classes is also a way for students to encounter sisters.
Their close connection to people, accessible even during the pandemic, makes Catholic sisters adept at signing up new voters. GSR talks to sisters in Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas and elsewhere about their ongoing work in voting rights.
Though the U.S.-based Sisters of St. Casimir look to Lithuania as their roots, their congregation was actually founded first, and provided friendship as the Lithuanian branch survived decades of communist rule.