Poverty & Hunger


December 22, 2002

The President The White House Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As people of faith concerned about the needs of low income working families, we write to ask that the federal budget for fiscal year 2004 truly take into account their needs.

We represent a broad...

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 17, 2002

Dear Senator,

As faith-based organizations concerned that an opportunity to help people in need may be lost, we write to urge prompt action with regard to welfare (TANF) reauthorization. We contact you now because we want to be clear regarding what we believe is the best option for...

October 15, 2002

Dr. Condoleezza Rice Assistant to the Presidentfor National Security AffairsThe White HouseWashington, D.C. 20504

Dear Dr. Rice:

We urge you to support advocacy by the United States of deeper debt cancellation for impoverished countries than has resulted to date from the...

October 8, 2002

Dear Senator:

As Congress approaches its adjournment, millions of low-income working families are still waiting for your help with child care. Currently, only 1 in 7 children eligible for help through the Child Care and Development Block Grant gets it. More than 20 states maintain...

September 4, 2002

Dear Senator:

We write on behalf of our religious organizations to urge you to support the Senate Finance Committee’s proposal for reauthorization of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). We believe that the Finance Committee’s bill builds upon the successes of the...

May 6, 2002

Honorable Tom Harkin Chairman, Senate Agriculture Committee Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Harkin:

We, the undersigned groups, are writing to express our support for the nutrition title of the Conference Report on the Farm Bill (H.R. 2646). The final...

February 19, 2002

The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations will participate in a consultation on domestic poverty reducing programs, to be held in Washington, D.C. March 13-15.

In 2002, the U.S. Congress must reauthorize three critical domestic poverty reducing programs that serve families...

June 16, 1999

Statement for the United States House Committee on Banking and Financial Services

The Presiding Bishop was asked by Episcopalian U.S. Congressman Jim Leach (R-Iowa) to testify in front of the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services in support of debt relief for the world's...