WHAT: In the coming days, Congress will make important decisions on key programs that support low-income and vulnerable families. They must determine funding for programs that provide health care, home energy assistance, and child care assistance. They must make needed improvements to Food Stamps and other nutrition programs as they reauthorize the Farm Bill. They must also address the current housing crisis and economic downturn which threatens individuals and families across the country.WHY A VIRTUAL MARCH? Catholic Charities directors from communities across the country will be in Washington, D.C on April 15th to meet with legislators about poverty in our nation and what Congress must do to address it. That day, Catholic Charities USA will also host a Congressional briefing on the "Needs of Young Americans: Strategies to Reduce Poverty".
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Virtual March Today
Catholic Charities USA has organized a virtual march on Washington. Our emails allow us to join the "Catholic Charities directors from communities across the country...in Washington, D.C., [today] to meet with legislators about poverty in our nation and what Congress must do to address it."