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Catholic sisters visit Dubuque to protest Republican budget

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The Nuns on the Bus tour visited the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Tuesday morning The Nuns on the Bus tour visited the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Tuesday morning
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

A group of Catholic sisters are rolling through the country, protesting the House Republican budget authored by US Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

The "Nuns on the Bus" tour traveled from Ames to Dubuque Tuesday morning, on the second day of its 15-day trip.

The sisters visited the Maria House in Dubuque before continuing into Wisconsin. There, they met with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa.

The sisters on the bus tour passed out petitions for signing, protesting Ryan's budget.

Tour organizer Sister Simone Campbell is based in Washington, D.C. and said she plans on presenting the petitions from the tour to lawmakers.

Campbell said the budget hurts the poor.

"The US Conference of Catholic Bishops agree that the House-passed Republican budget is wrong -- they call it immoral -- and that we're standing with our bishops to hold up the fact that Catholic social teaching says, 'We care for everybody. We don't leave the poor out. That's wrong,'" Campbell said.

The "Nuns on the Bus" tour went from Sinsinawa, Wis. to Janesville, Wis. for a press conference at Rep. Ryan's office.

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