One SNAP Network follower's great idea has sparked a movement that looks to keep the Spotlight on the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. Read more to find out how you can keep a #SpotlightontheTruth.
This wonderful idea was created after SNAP posted this tweet urging the Archbishop to promote the movie Spotlight, which SNAP President Barbara Blaine says will help the archdiocese "..better understand and hopefully never repeat the callous, reckless and deceptive moves that have been made, over and over again, by Catholic officials across the US.”
As a response to the tweet one of SNAP Network's twitter followers suggested this:
To get involved with this movement please tweet hashtag relevant Spotlight movie tweets with #Spotlight #SNAPSpotlight or #SpotlightontheTruth to spread the message that we are continuing to support survivors to tell their stories and end this abuse. Also show support by doing as the tweet says and putting the movie stubs in collection baskets to bring awareness of this message to the church.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.