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December 6, 2007

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is calling on Episcopalians to contact their United States Senators and urge them to support the Second Chance Act of 2007 (Senate Bill 1060) when it comes to the floor.

The Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this fall by an...

March 3, 2006

Recognizing that this is a time of both uncertainty and opportunity, advocates for peace in the Holy Land are pushing President Bush and the U.S. Congress to continue efforts toward a two-state solution.

This week is particularly busy in Washington with Episcopal participation in a high...

December 31, 2005

Editor’s note: In early November All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, Calif., learned that it might lose its tax-exempt status because of an IRS probe. A sermon the former rector, the Rev. George Regas, preached just before the presidential election in 2004 triggered the investigation. The...

October 31, 2004

The night before they descended on Capitol Hill, 10 bishops were reminded of what they have in common with their congressional legislators. “You are all elected, you all have constituencies and you also hear from your people -- mostly when they are unhappy,” teased Maureen Shea, director of the...

June 17, 2003

Dear Member of Congress:

We wrote to you on June 10th urging you to oppose H.R. 2210, the School Readiness Act, unless significant changes were made in the legislation. We regret that after subcommittee and full committee mark up those changes have not been made. Therefore, we write to...

June 2, 2003

The United States SenateWashington, DC 20510

Dear Senator:

As representatives of the faith community, we urge you to adopt a national energy policy based upon the values of justice and sustainability. We believe the United States can and must meet the energy needs of the present...

March 16, 2003

Dear President Bush and Members of the U.S. Congress:

We are committed to a full-scale effort to stop the global AIDS pandemic in all regions of the World. Inspired by President Bush's call for emergency action to combat the pandemic, we urge you to accelerate the funding so that there...

November 5, 2002

Episcopalians are being urged to contact their senators and representatives about passing a three-year reauthorization for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

TANF is the primary funding source for states to assist those moving from welfare to self-sufficiency....

October 26, 1998

By unanimous votes, Congress has approved a bill that wouldallow the United States to respond when persons in other countries are persecuted for their religious beliefs. To become law, the document now needs only the signature of President Bill Clinton, who has declared he would sign it.

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