Economic Justice

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February 16, 2007

Theological education in the Anglican Communion, as well as issues of poverty eradication, economic justice and environmental concerns -- as embodied in the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- were central to the Primates' discussions February 17 as they met for their third...

February 11, 2007

In critical domestic programs, the President’s budget makes the following cuts:

Nutrition - Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Would terminate food assistance to 440,000 low-income seniors in an average month Energy Assistance: Despite recent increases in the cost of heating, energy...

February 6, 2007

Legislative Update The 110th Congress has kept a breakneck pace since it began January 4th. Thank you for responding to our EPPN alerts - this is an update on those issues:

Minimum Wage: Thanks to dedicated advocates like you Congress has now, for the first time in more than 10 years,...

January 9, 2007

Let Justice Roll, a nonpartisan coalition of 90 faith and community organizations, sent a letter January 8 to members of Congress, anticipating House debate on federal minimum-wage legislation on January 10 and urging support for The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 (HR 2), which would increase...

January 5, 2007

Dear Members of Congress,

We, the undersigned religious leaders, in partnership with the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, call on the 110th Congress to raise the minimum wage! Let Justice Roll is a nonpartisan coalition of more than 80 faith, community and labor organizations...

December 5, 2006

*Update: Thanks to your efforts, this measure has passed both the House and Senate as of early 12/9.

TAKE ACTION NOW! Call and fax your Senators and Representative TODAY urging passage of trade preferences for Haiti before the 109th Congress adjourns. Trade preferences for Haiti, as...

August 15, 2006

Just before members of Congress left Washington for their August recess, there was a flicker of hope for an increase in the Federal Minimum Wage which was quickly extinguished by political gamesmanship. The minimum wage increase was attached to several other controversial measures, and...

July 19, 2006

Dear Members of Congress:

Our five denominations, steeped in the biblical imperative to care for the “’least of these,” represent close to 20 million members in the United States. We understand that many in Congress may be inclined...

June 16, 2006

The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice is supporting a resolution put forward by the Revs. Sandye Wilson, Jane Gould and Mark Beckwith that could affect the locations of future conventions.

Resolution D047: "Justice, Respect and a Living Wage" commends worker rights and union...

May 16, 2006

Did you know that just two months ago the President and Congress cut $39 billion dollars from education, health care for senior citizens and those with disabilities, child support and support for the working poor from last year's federal budget?

Now, leaders in the House of...

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