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OGR Advocacy Newsletter December 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close, we hope that many of you are able to spend some time with family and friends and celebrate Christmas. We also acknowledge that many of you may be confronting pain and loss this season of Advent – loss of loved ones from COVID, addiction and overdose, […]

The Episcopal Church Statement on House Passing of the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds the passage of H.R.5376, the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives. This transformative legislation will reduce child poverty, expand health care, make the tax system fairer, and invest vital funds in our effort to confront the climate crisis. Our values as a people of faith call us to […]

The Episcopal Church Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

November 6, 2021

The Episcopal Church applauds yesterday’s passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure legislation. This historic bill provides crucial investments in the American people, including funds to help Americans living in poverty lead their lives with dignity, address the climate crisis, and rebuild American infrastructure. In addition to creating a better future for vulnerable people, this bipartisan bill […]

Episcopal Church Statement on the Build Back Better Framework 

October 29, 2021

The Build Back Better Framework announced by President Biden yesterday represents a historic investment in the human needs of low-income and vulnerable Americans. The legislation will extend important new supports to families and children, in addition to providing affordable health care to millions of previously uncovered people, essential care for older and disabled Americans, and vital investments in confronting the climate crisis. The […]

Statement on FY2022 Refugee Admissions

October 12, 2021

The Episcopal Church commends the Biden administration’s decision to set the Fiscal Year 2022 refugee admissions ceiling to 125,000. The ceiling, which the president sets every fiscal year in consultation with Congress, fulfills the administration’s campaign pledge to set this number for this fiscal year as a part of a broader effort to strengthen the […]

A Statement on the Situation in Del Rio

September 22, 2021

The situation in Del Rio on the United States-Mexico border with an estimated 14,000 migrants, mostly from Haiti, is a jarring manifestation of economic, human rights, environmental, and migration crises. The U.S. response is deeply problematic – the use of cruel and inhumane enforcement by border patrol agents on horseback reveals inexcusable racist dynamics at […]

OGR Advocacy Newsletter September 2021

September 7, 2021

As summer draws to a close, we want to thank you for being an Episcopal Public Policy Network member. It has been an eventful summer, and we know many of you have worked tirelessly to address the many needs in your communities and around the world, including through your advocacy efforts.  All of us at […]

Prescription Drugs: Far too Costly

July 14, 2021

EPPN Health Care Series Part 6 “O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity: Be present in your goodness with your servant, that her weakness may be banished and her strength restored; and that, her health being renewed, she may bless […]

COVID-19 Vaccines: Inoculating the World

July 8, 2021

EPPN Health Care Series Part 5 O most mighty and merciful God, in this time of grievous sickness, we flee unto thee for succor. Deliver us, we beseech thee, from our peril; give strength and skill to all those who minister to the sick; prosper the means made use of for their cure; and grant […]

Episcopal Church Statement on Afghan Evacuation

July 7, 2021

The Episcopal Church calls on the Biden administration and Congress to develop comprehensive plans to evacuate and provide green cards for our Afghan allies who have supported the U.S. armed forces after U.S. armed forces leave Afghanistan on September 11, 2021. Many of the individuals who have worked for the U.S. armed forces as interpreters, […]

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