Eliza Marth represented the Diocese of North Carolina during “Advocacy to Challenge Domestic Poverty,” a May 12-14 conference to train young adults in the skills necessary to transform unjust structures of society, frame the issues of domestic poverty and to stand with and be advocates for the poor.

Marth is a caseworker at Samaritan Ministries of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization started by 12 D.C.-area Episcopal churches. Here she talks about the importance of unemployment benefits.