The Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) is hosting a press conference on November 15 urging Congress to avoid a government shutdown and pass a faithful budget that provides funding for critical human needs programs without funding harmful border militarization. As the current continuing resolution ends on November 17, the interfaith coalition is urging Members to put people over politics work to promote the common good.
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Sixty-three faith organizations sent a letter to the Hill asking Congress to fund the government after November 17, produce a moral budget that has all communities thriving, and pass a revised Child Tax Credit that provides immediate financial support for the millions who work, but don’t make enough money to qualify for the CTC.
Faith leaders will share a moral voice around the funding debate. The WISC coalition urges Congress to support a clean CR, ensuring the continuity of vital human needs programs without sacrificing vulnerable communities at the border, a one-year extension of the Farm Bill, and the inclusion of a Child Tax Credit focused on the most vulnerable families.
Date: Wednesday, November 15
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: United Methodist Building (100 Maryland Ave NE) and livestreaming at http: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXEiuym0xcU
Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards – Moderator (The United Methodist Church)
David Beckman, Virginia Theological Seminar
Mary Novak – NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Josh Protas – Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger
Jimmie Hawkins – Presbyterian Church USA
Jihad Saleh Williams – Islamic Relief Services
Bridget Moix, General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation