From the Call to Renewal: Budgets are Moral Documents
On February 7, President Bush put forth his 2006 Budget Proposal. Despite the fact that 36 million Americans currently live in poverty and 45 billion Americans live without health insurance, the President's budget proposes a 16% reduction over 5 years in domestic programs and a $45 billion net reduction in Medicaid over the next 10 years. At the same time, the President's budget asks for $2.45 trillion over 10 years to extend existing tax cuts and approve more cuts!
Call to Renewal hopes that you will partner with us to take prophetic action against a budget, which asks that the cost of the deficit be borne by the poor. We look forward to taking action with you to ensure that our nation’s budget reflects our values of compassion, fairness and security for all American families.
Make your voice heard that “Budgets are Moral Documents!”
Read Call to Renewal’s “Budgets are Moral Documents” letter, which expresses our belief as people of faith that budgets are moral documents and calls on your Members of Congress to use the budget debate as an opportunity to provide leadership in efforts to secure a common good.
Lend your voice and your signature to the “Budgets are Moral Documents” letter. Letters should be "signed" by March 6, 2005. CTR will send the letter and list of signatories to Members of Congress, Senators and Governors informing them of supporters in their district/state. CTR will be sending letters from across the country, magnifying a unified, ecumenical voice calling for a more just budget.