Office of Government Relations

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 10:00

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (commonly known as coronavirus) presents the United States with several systemic challenges. Not only does it expose gaping holes in our public health infrastructure, it also tests our ability fight disinformation,...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:00

On COVID-19 The U.S. Census Bureau continues to carefully monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19. The most important message at this point in time is: “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—...

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:00

As COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread here at home and around the world, we are reminded of the speed with which a major pandemic can spread in today’s interconnected world. It is reported that it only takes 36 hours for pathogens to spread...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 16:45

Christians have an obligation to care for people who are poor, sick, in prison, or strangers (Matthew 25: 34 – 46) and in times of great crisis, the federal government is an important resource to help meet a community’s needs. In response to the...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 13:00

Take the 2020 Census Online Now! Healthcare is one of the primary industries that rely on U.S. census data, and federal programs are an important way that many Americans access health care services. Medicaid and Medicare are the two largest – these...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:00

Take the 2020 Census Online Now! The Episcopal Church urges all Episcopalians to take part in the 2020 United States Census. As an official partner, The Episcopal Church pledges to help the U.S. Census Bureau get a complete count and to help people...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:15

Successful re-entry into society is one of the most challenging parts of rehabilitation and an area where The Episcopal Church has voiced particular concern. When re-entering their communities, former offenders find themselves needing to reconnect...

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:45

This week, the Office of Government Relations Criminal Justice Series will focus on prison conditions, particularly the treatment of and opportunities for those who are incarcerated. Prison sentences can be designed to accomplish many goals,...

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 09:30

The practice of mandatory minimum sentencing for violent and non-violent offenses was originally established in reaction to the rise in crime rates in the early 1990s. These harsh prison sentences led to a dramatic growth in the number of people...

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 09:00

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned by the administration’s decision to restrict immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, and Sudan. While we wholeheartedly endorse efforts to ensure the safety of the United States, it...

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