Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week of Action Against Poverty

Catholic Charities was one of many organizations participating in Fighting Poverty with Faith, designating September 10-16 to be a week of action -- working together to raise attention about poverty and economic insecurity in our country. Although the week has passed, there still are three things you can do:

1. Call or e-mail your local, state and national candidates to ask: "What will you do to address the pressing issues of poverty and opportunity in the United States during your first 100 days in office?"

2. Visit the Fighting Poverty with Faith coalition's site for a list of sponsoring organizations, statement of purpose, other sample letters and activities, here. Sample letters from the Coalition are also available here.

3. Write a letter to the editor using the resources above or your own words.