Chicago, Illinois — Nuns on the Bus have been busy since our last live post from the road. Since leaving Iowa and making two stops in Minnesota, the bus spent Thursday in Chicago, where Sr. Simone Campbell and others talked with business leaders. This quote from Campbell's blog on the NETWORK page offers insight about how we judge success in our country:
We came to realize that the reason the CEOs keep wanting more in salary is not because of needing more money. Rather, we realized that entrepreneurs are very competitive and money becomes the measure of success. We discussed what could be a new measure of success so that we could distribute more of the money to those who are being left out.
Nuns on the bus then went to the University of Chicago to do voter registration and on to Union Park where they held a Rally for the 100%.
Waking up early as usual, by Friday at 10 a.m. they were already in Landsing, Michigan for another rally, then went on to Kalamazoo after lunch for yet another.
Lest it seem that repetition is dulling these sisters, know that each state hosts a new bus group, and remember that wherever the Nuns on the Bus stops, it's the first time for the people who are meeting it in their hometowns. It's the first time people are hearing Campbell's speech in person, the first time they get to express their opinions and get some positive energy about the power of voting.
Click here to read what Sr. Bernadine Karge, OP, relates from workers in Chicago.
There are plenty more first-hand accounts on the Nuns on the Bus News from the Road blogpage on NETWORK's site, where you'll also find a tab to click on the schedule to see if they are coming to your area. The tour runs through October 20.
After events in Traverse City, Flint Township and Ann Arbor over the weekend, the sisters are in Detroit today before heading down to Kentucky for more site visits, rallies and Town Halls starting Wednesday.
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