We are encouraging your continued work on “Faithful Fridays”, our version of the North Carolina “Moral Mondays”.
Since it’s almost impossible for most of you to get to our Capitol every week, we encourage you to take your voices to your local officials right there in your district. Now that the primary election is over, they will be in their home offices or will have staff available to hear you.
We are still pressing the budget issues. With the vote due June 15, it is essential that we lift our voices for restoring part of the safety net that got shredded over the past years of scarcity and loss of revenue.
We urge you to speak to one-third of the surplus – $4 BILLION dollars – being used to pay overtime for In Home Supportive Services caretakers who are about to be reduced in hours and pay; for childcare funding; for expansion of CalWORKs cash assistance, or whatever your local issues may be.
Make an appointment with your state representatives at their district office or just arrive with signs, with petitions, with letters, with songs letting them know that a moral budget cares for people at least as much as for reducing our debt and setting up a rainy day fund.
For help finding the nearest office please go to: http://www.churchimpact.org/take-action.html
Let us know what you’re doing, and don’t forget to tell your local media either. “Faithful Fridays” is how we can let our elected officials know what we believe is important!