Take Action: Put the “Least of These” First in the Budget and Deficit Debates

As debates over the federal budget continue, the most vulnerable and poor members of our society are being forgotten. Will you sign a letter to the Obama administration and Congress to re-direct their priorities to care for the “least of these?”  We will personally hand deliver this letter to Congress and send it to the President. Read the text of the letter below. Sign the Letter here.

Grace and Peace,

Michael Livingston

Director, National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative

Letter to Congress and the President

As a person of faith committed to justice for all people living in poverty, I urge you to please consider the moral choices before you in the budget debate. People of faith make sacrifices every day to serve people suffering from hunger, homelessness, illness, and lack of education access. Many of our faith-based programs and services receive government support. Further cuts to such vital programs that provide much needed healthcare, nutrition, housing, and education assistance will result in immeasurable human suffering.

Scripture calls for us to care for “the least of these”—people living in poverty. I believe you should work to protect programs that provide a safety net for the most vulnerable among us. The well-being of millions of people and our nation is at stake.


(Your Name)

To sign the letter to Congress and the President, click here.


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