Here’s the press release from People of Faith:
30,000 People of Faith and Over 150 Religious leaders Tell Congress: There is Nothing Christian or Pro-Life about Taking Food from the Poor
On Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00AM, local people of faith will deliver more than 30,000 petitions to the office of Rep. Mark Meadows calling on him to end the government shutdown. The petition signers are members of Faithful America — a fast-growing online community dedicated to reclaiming Christianity from the religious right and putting faith into action for social justice.
The statement sharply rebukes irresponsible elected officials like Rep. Meadows for pursuing an “extreme ideological agenda at the expense of the working poor and vulnerable families” by shutting down the federal government.
The petition has also been signed by more than 150 Catholic, evangelical and mainline Protestant leaders, including prominent national figures such as Rev. Larry Snyder, the president of Catholic Charities USA; Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK; Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners; the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; Rev. Richard Cizik, president of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good; and Noel Castellanos, CEO of the Christian Community Development Agency.
WHAT: Local people of faith deliver 30,000 signatures to Rep. Meadows demanding an immediate end to the government shutdown.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00AM
WHERE: Rep. Meadows’ Caldwell County District Office: 2345 Morganton Blvd, Lenoir, NC