Group of Catholic Nuns Challenges Mitt Romney to Experience What It Is to Be Poor08/09/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up todayâ€” Catholic nuns want former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney and whoâ€™s personal worth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollarsâ€”they want him to know what itâ€™s like for struggling families across the country. Weâ€™ll talk with a leading activist nun in just a moment. But first- four listener comments about yesterdayâ€™s interview with Michelle Williams- she is working with the family of Javon Neal- the 16 year old who was shot and killed by Tampa police officers three weeks ago. The police say he was armed with a shotgunâ€”but many residents of the apartment complex where he was killed say the killing was unjustified. Hereâ€™s what four listeners had to say.
The group of Catholic Sisters who gained international attention for their â€œNuns on the Busâ€ tour have invited Mitt Romney to spend a day with them to learn about the needs of struggling families.
Sister Simone Campbell, the executive director of NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, described Romneyâ€™s latest ad regarding welfare as â€œterribly divisive and demeaningâ€â€¦ hereâ€™s a portion of that adâ€¦. Tape Sr. Campbell joins us live on the phone.