Disciples News Service Press Items
As Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis puts it, "more and more of our friends are in poverty — in the pews, in our workplaces — through no fault of their own, and they are slipping below the poverty level."
On Tuesday, October 2, Watkins joined members of the Sojourners/Call to Renewal Board on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to speak in favor of the bill. She called on members of Congress to override President Bush's anticipated veto of H.R. 976, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. Bush vetoed the bill the next day.