Lucy Hadley

Lucy Hadley joins Sojourners from Colby College, where she studied English and Environmental Studies. Her passion for environmental justice, female empowerment, and multi-faith work led her to this exciting new phase of life at Sojourners. When she’s not compiling news for the campaigns and communications team, Lucy can be found reading, sailing, and knitting.

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8 Immigration Cases You Should Know About

by Lucy Hadley 06-27-2017

Image via Dhanya Addanki/ Sojourners 

Sessions v. Dimaya

This case concerns the scope and definition of a federal immigration statute that allows deportation of non-citizens who committed an “aggravated felony.” An immigration court ruled that burglary constituted a “crime of violence,” but the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the immigration court’s decisions, stating that the term “crime of violence” is unconstitutionally vague.

At Pre-Trial Hearing, Hopes and Fears for Bresha

by Lucy Hadley 05-09-2017

Image via Molly Crabapple/ #FreeBresha Campaign

In the early hours of July 28, 2016, Bresha shot her father with his gun while he slept on the couch. Relatives say this action put an end to years of abuse, accounts that are corroborated with police and child services accounts. In 2011, Brandi Meadows, Bresha’s mother, filled a police report accusing her husband of constant emotional, financial, and physical abuse during 17 years of marriage. She told Fox News, “[Bresha is] my hero. She helped me — she helped all of us so we could have a better life.” According to her lawyer, Ian Friedman, Bresha’s brother and sister — witnesses to the shooting — will testify that Bresha acted in self-defense.

Why Thousands Marched Today for Immigrants and Workers

by Lucy Hadley 05-01-2017

Photo via Dhanya Addanki/ Sojourners 

Labor unions have organized May 1 marches for more than a century, rallying support for shorter work hours, benefits, and safe working conditions. This year, for the first time, they are explicitly partnering with immigrants’ rights groups for the May 1st action.

The ‘Fearless Girl’ Will Stay For One Year. And Then What?

by Lucy Hadley 03-27-2017

The statue will live on Wall Street for a year, after popular support pressured to city to allow the statue beyond its one-week permit. The extension is a small victory. But her removal next year will be a quieter, yet no less important visual: Wall Street’s unwillingness to feature women in a public space without an end date.

Today’s International Women’s Day Is Nothing Like Its Socialist Roots

by Lucy Hadley 03-08-2017

Wherever we can and whatever we do to fast from exploitative corporations on March 8 will offer incisive critiques of unrecognized labor, unfair pay, and an economy that still, 100 years later, prioritizes wealth over the wellbeing of women.

1 Year Later, '100 Miles' March Takes on Rising Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

by Avery Davis, by Lucy Hadley 09-21-2016

Image via Steve Pavey/Hope in Focus.

It has been a year since immigrant mothers made the impressive pilgrimage on foot from an immigrant detention center in Pennsylvania to the political seat of power in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 16, the women of last year’s 100 Women 100 Miles pilgrimage returned to the steps of the Supreme Court — singing, chanting, and praying for justice and mercy in the immigration system. Then, as part of an event organized by We Belong Together and The National Domestic Workers Alliance, they retraced a portion of their steps — a scaled-down anniversary pilgrimage, from the Supreme Court to the White House.

Yes, Prayer Can Change Things

by Avery Davis, by Lucy Hadley 09-01-2016

Image via /Shutterstock.com

We are at a moment when prayer is often viewed as a cop-out for policy action. The distaste for prayer in our political arena was most visible in the New York Daily News cover story “God Isn’t Fixing This,” following the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting in December. The cover story called the politicians’ prayer tweets “meaningless platitudes” in the face of their inaction.

In light of this frustration with the political posturing of prayer, how might we see the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation as a meaningful action toward climate justice?

Standing With the Standing Rock Sioux

by Avery Davis, by Lucy Hadley 08-26-2016

Image via JP Keenan/Sojourners

Unlike the Keystone pipeline protests, which garnered headlines around the world, the Standing Rock protests have largely gone ignored – silenced, in McKibben’s words, as a result of “the endless history of unfairness” experienced by Native Americans.

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