November 19, 2012
Tim King, Sojourners: firstname.lastname@example.org , 202-631-7763
Sarah Kropp, NAE: email@example.com , 202-789-1011
Christians on Deficit Reduction: Don’t Make the Poor Poorer This Holiday Season
Circle of Protection Releases Open Letter to the President and Congress
Washington, D.C.— Leaders from the Circle of Protection will hold a press call on Tuesday, November 20th, to release an open letter to Congress and the President. The letter calls on leaders to protect the poor in their deficit talks in the upcoming fiscal cliff negotiations. Participants on the call will discuss legislative action and a call to advocacy for the poor in connection with the traditional holiday food baskets.
WHAT: Press call in which the Circle of Protection releases open letters to President Obama, and House and Senate leadership urging them to protect the poor and vulnerable this holiday season.
WHEN:Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:30 a.m. EST/8:30 a.m. PST
WHO: Rev. Gabriel Salguero, President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Co-Chair, African American Clergy Network
Rev. Jim Wallis, President and CEO, Sojourners
Galen Carey, Vice President, Government Relations, National Association of Evangelicals
Kathy Saile, Director, Office of Domestic Social Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
HOW: 512-225-3184; Access Code: 587482#