Faithful Engagement in the Budget Debate

Why we should care & what we can do

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On May 26th, the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs hosted a second webinar to discuss some of the biggest threats to poor and hungry people that we have seen in decades. A recording of that webinar is now available online and below are a number of new resources that you might find useful as you advocate for a responsible federal budget that meets the needs of all families.

Previously, on April 14th, the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs hosted a budget 101 webinar to discuss how people of faith can raise our voices in support of those living in poverty in the US and around the world. A recording of that webinar is now available online and below are a number of resources that you might find useful as you advocate for a responsible federal budget that meets the needs of all families.

 

What the Debt Ceiling, Spending Caps, and Triggers Mean for the People and Communities We Serve:
Protecting Vulnerable People
Protecting Children: Our Intergenerational Responsibility
Protecting G-d’s Good Creation
Protecting Those Living in Hunger and Homelessness
Protecting Older Adults
Protecting The Unemployed
Protecting Women – Caring for the Caregivers

Communicating with Decision-Makers:
Sample letter to a member of Congress
Tips for meeting with and/or calling Congress

Speaking Out through the Press:
Sample letter to the editor
Sample press release for public prayer vigil

Engaging Other People of Faith:
Sample prayers
Sample education game
Sample action alert
Tips for telling your story

Additional Information about the Federal Budget:
DHN budget statement
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities 
Coalition on Human Needs
“The Human Cost of Slashonomics,” The Nation

 

This webinar was sponsored by the following organizations:

American Friends Service Committee * Bread for the World * Church of the Brethren * Jewish Council for Public Affairs * Mennonite Central Committee * National Council of Jewish Women * Network (A Catholic Social Justice Lobby) * Presbyterian Church (USA) * Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism * United Methodist Church

 


Related Content: Economic Justice, Federal Budget Process, Human Needs Funding, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, Wellbeing of Women, Children & Families