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August 30, 2004

Honoring Labor Day with Action

America celebrates Labor Day this year on September 6, 2004. In honor of Labor Day 2004, we urge you to honor this national holiday with ACTION that will help workers! Congress returns September 8 for what may be the final session of the 108th Congress....

July 13, 2004

INTERRELIGIOUS WORKING GROUP ON DOMESTIC HUMAN NEEDS

July 13, 2004

Dear Senator/Representative:

As organizations in the faith community, we call on Members of Congress to complete action on a reauthorization of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This important...

July 7, 2004

We have just received notice that TWO important legislative efforts to improve wages and working conditions in the United States may be offered this week in the U.S. Senate as part of the Senate’s consideration of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2004. Your immediate support and action is...

May 31, 2004

IN A DIMLY LIT shack in Northern Mexico, a group of Mexican migrants huddles silently around the Rev. M. Lucie Thomas.

They are mostly men, save one woman – a single mother of one. She left her child with family in southern Mexico and made her way to the town of Altar, Sonora,...

May 20, 2004

Co-sponsors are needed for bipartisan legislation to protect the parents of 5,000 children born in the United States to Haitians now in danger of being deported to war ravaged Haiti.

S. 2187, the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Improvement Act sponsored by Senators Graham (D-FL),...

March 28, 2004

In February we wrote asking you to support the Snoweflake Campaign – an effort to add $6 billion in child care funding to the bill reauthorizing welfare – known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). This bill is now expected to be on the Senate floor as soon as March 30. We are...

February 12, 2004

In 1996, the President and Congress agreed to a broad-sweeping reform of the nation's system to assist low-income families. "Welfare reform" ended entitlement of impoverished people to government assistance that had previously been guaranteed since the 1930's. All federal welfare programs were...

January 27, 2004

Dear Senator:

As the Senate prepares to vote on legislation to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, we urge you to call for TANF reauthorization that seeks to reduce poverty as its primary goal. This goal is urgent in today’s economy.

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December 15, 2003

Another busy year for the Episcopal Public Policy Network has passed and we wanted to let you know what has happened with measures on which we sent out Alerts and you acted. Your phone calls, emails, and faxes are critical to the church’s efforts to “strive for justice.” When Congress...

November 17, 2003

Dear Senator:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, I am writing to you as a member of the Committee on the Judiciary regarding the hearing to be held on November 18 entitled America After 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost. We are grateful for this opportunity to...

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