Calling for a Faithful Budget: Please Act Now to Protect the Most Vulnerable Among Us
During the next few weeks, it is likely that Congress will pass legislation that would dramatically affect the federal budget.
Earlier this year, the House of Representatives adopted a budget that cut many programs upon which the most economically vulnerable in our society depend. The Unitarian Universalist Association is part of the interfaith Faithful Budget Campaign based on a covenant that “All our faith traditions place people who are impoverished and marginalized at the forefront of concern.”
Now is the time that your elected representatives need to hear your voice: a moral voice, a compassionate voice, a voice that values all people and all families. At risk are some of the most important social safety net programs: WIC, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and Social Security.
Please join us and contact your Senator or Representative now and ask for a Faithful Budget that preserves the dignity and well-being of all people.
Please send a letter and make a call. It’s important to send the letter so that the coalition can demonstrate our power with numbers of people from around the country. The representatives will be most responsive to a phone call and their staff are tracking those calls. Thank you for taking action!
- See our sample script and phone information for calling your elected officials.
- To email the letter your officials, begin by entering your zip code below.
If you have a short personal testimony about how social safety net programs have helped your family or community, please adapt the above letter to include your story.
If you would like learn more about the faith community’s work for a Faithful Budget, go to www.uua.org/economic and The Faithful Budget Campaign.
- Congregations Take Action
- Action Calendar
- Economic Justice
- Environmental Justice
- LGBTQ Welcome & Equality
- Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries
- Religious & Civil Liberties
- Reproductive Justice
- Social Justice Statements
- Standing on the Side of Love
- UU College of Social Justice