Economic Justice

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May 12, 2006

The US international affairs budget line funds critical poverty-focused development assistance including critical programs such as basic education, HIV/AIDS relief, emergency-food assistance and long term economic-development initiatives like micro-credit.

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May 12, 2006

What is poverty-focused development assistance?

· Poverty-focused development assistance funds the building of schools, the training of teachers, and the supply of appropriate...

April 5, 2006

"Jesus, you spoke with passion, you acted without fear, and we remember. Help us when we have to speak out, to speak the truth and without malice to speak." – Collect from A New Zealand Prayer Book

Increase the Federal Minimum WageFor ten long years, Congress has failed to pass an...

January 18, 2006

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare...

January 5, 2006

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DOMESTIC              Federal FY’06 Budget               Katrina Response Legislation               Protecting the Arctic Refuge               Minimum Wage/Living Wage               Temporary Assistance to Needy Families               Violence Against Women Act (VAWA...

November 30, 2005

Who is the best lobbyist in Washington?

You are! And right now we need your help. The House of Representatives has recessed and will return to Washington December 5th. The Senate will return the week of December 12th. Your Representatives and Senators are easier to meet while they are...

November 8, 2005

Dear Representative:

As the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, I feel morally obliged to urge...

November 7, 2005

Your calls and e-mails to your Senators and Representatives are working. Thanks to your efforts, we can report two important victories, but we still need your help. Just in the last week, the House of Representatives has added new budget cuts in programs serving those most in need.

Two...

October 25, 2005

Speaking October 25 at a press conference at the Capitol with members of Congress and faith community leaders, Bishop John Bryson Chane of Washington declared: “No organization should be asked to choose between providing homes for those in need or enabling citizens to participate fully in our...

October 18, 2005

In response to Hurricane Katrina, Congress delayed consideration of a “FY’ 06 Federal Budget Reconciliation” package that includes deep cuts to vital programs that serve the working poor, children and seniors. Leadership in the House used the delay to call for $50 Billion in cuts - up...

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