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Prominent National Clergy to Hold Capitol Hill Rally Calling on Lawmakers to Reject House Farm Bill

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May 4, 2018

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123

Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610) 283-8879

Prominent National Clergy to Hold Capitol Hill Rally Calling on Lawmakers to Reject House Farm Bill

VA Representative A. Donald McEachin will join faith leaders’ call to protect SNAP

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, May 7th at 11 a.m., nationally prominent faith leaders will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill urging lawmakers to reject proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill that would reduce or eliminate food assistance for 2 million Americans, including low-income working families, children, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in the next two weeks.

Religious leaders will also deliver a moral declaration signed by over 500 people of faith to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office demanding lawmakers do the right thing and reject these immoral policies that will increase suffering, hunger and poverty.

What:

Rally to save SNAP and reject GOP’s House Farm Bill

When:

Monday, May 7th at 11 a.m. EDT

Where:

House Triangle

Capitol’s East Front

United States Capitol, Washington, DC 20016

Who:

Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04)

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life and Former Chair of the White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President and Senior Lecturer, Repairers of the Breach; Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival; Architect of the “Moral Mondays” Movement

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

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