Nun group sets off on bus tour to protest Republican budget proposal
The Nuns of the Bus tour is headed towards Ames, its first stop. The tour will directly target the current House Republican budget, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. They will stop by nine states — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and Wisconsin — before they are scheduled to finish in Washington July 2.
The nuns will visit Catholic-sponsored social service agencies and the offices of Republican members of Congress, including Rep. Steve King’s office in Ames, House Speaker John Boehner’s office in Chester, Ohio, and Rep. Eric Cantor’s office in Richmond, Va. [more]