Because of your persistent advocacy, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The legislation contains numerous provisions that will help people struggling with hunger and poverty. But there is more to do as we continue to address the ripple effects of COVID-19.
More than 270 million people are facing extreme hunger—up from 135 million before the pandemic. The levels of U.S hunger are now higher than during the Great Depression, and the social and economic impact of the pandemic continues to devastate families and communities in the U.S. and around the world.
In our letters, we are asking Congress to make the Child Tax Credit (CTC) permanent and available to all children regardless of immigration status. We are also asking them to increase global nutrition funding to $300 million.
As a church, we are committed to “work with and on behalf of the poor, the powerless and those who suffer, using [our] power and influence with political and economic decision-making bodies to develop and advocate policies that seek to advance justice, peace and the care of creation.”
Please join us in the courtyard at Christ the King October 24, between services, to write letters together or you can advocate online