Local religious leaders will gather May 20 to protest state laws’ impact on poor, minorities

Full announcement from First Congregational United Church of Christ:

Faith Leaders of Asheville gather to call attention to low income and minority people and the impact on them by North Carolina General Assembly legislation.

Topics covered will include bills on taxes, public education, the racial justice act, hindering access to the voting booth, health care, and more.

The Rev. Joe Hoffman of First Congregational United Church of Christ says: “We are seeing a large number of bills passed by the General Assembly that are extremely harmful to low income and minority people. As a person of faith, I must speak up and put forth a different vision for the wellbeing of all people in our communities. We will gather as Faith Leaders in Asheville to speak to these issues because they must be named and we must do all we can to care for the most vulnerable members of our society.”

When: Monday, May 20, 2013
Where: On the Sidewalk in front of the Courthouse
Time: 12 noon
(This event will be at First Congregational UCC in case of rain.)

List of faith leaders to include:
Rev. James Lee, St. Paul’s Baptist Church
Rev. Joyce Hollyday, Circle of Mercy
Rev. Todd Donatelli, Dean, All Soul’s Episcopal Cathedral
Rev. Joe Hoffman, First Congregational UCC


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