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Statement Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty 

As leaders from diverse families of U.S. Christianity, we are called by the Spirit to work together with new urgency against the resurgence of racism and the persistence of poverty in America.

Background Why Work Requirements Don't Work 

As Congress plans their legislative goals for the year, we’ve heard certain elected leaders mention that they want to achieve “welfare reform” in 2018. While the term may sound harmless, in reality it acts as a vehicle for elected officials to strip benefits from those who rely on government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid.

Letter Faith Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Top Priorities 

Faith leaders from various traditions sent a letter to Congress on January 18 urging immediate action on must-pass priorities for our nation.

Press Release What Christian Leaders Are Saying About the Tax Bill's Passage 

Congress’ vote to pass such an unconscionable and irresponsible tax bill is gravely disappointing, violating fundamental Quaker values of equality, stewardship and economic security... This will harm tens of millions of people throughout our country, while giving corporations and wealthy individuals excessive benefits.

Action Alert An Early Christmas Gift for Millionaires and Corporations 

Congress just passed a dangerous and regressive tax bill into law. This bill will slash taxes for corporations and the wealthy while increasing the budget deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. Now, congressional leaders have already set their sights on cutting programs that serve people in need to pay for their deficit-raising bill.

Action Alert The tax vote at 1:36 a.m. 

Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed its version of tax reform -- complete with a repeal of the individual health insurance mandate, giveaways to corporations and millionaires, changes that would hurt low- and moderate-income families, and handwritten amendments to a bill that no one had the time to read.

Action Alert Urgent Action: Major Tax Changes Rushing Through Congress 

The Senate is voting this week on a tax bill that will cause enormous harm. We don’t have a lot of time to stop this massive bill – congressional leaders want it on the president’s desk as soon as possible.

Background Resources from Emergency Conference Call: Tax Reform 

Recording and resources that FCNL Legislative Director Amelia Kegan and Executive Secretary Diane Randall highlighted in their November 22 conference call on the tax reform bill speeding through Congress.

Living With Disquiet 

Where do the most vulnerable, oppressed, suppressed, and violated fit in to Congress’ picture of this nation and her people?

Legislative Ask Oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act threatens critical programs with deep cuts because the bill burdens our country with more than a trillion dollars of unnecessary debt. It is highly regressive, benefiting wealthy households and large corporations at the expense of everyone else. The fundamental framework of this bill is too flawed to fix. Yet, Congress is rushing this legislation through without deliberate or necessary examination of its consequences.

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