Resources and Events.
In late April 2005, Congress passed a final version of the FY06 federal budget resolution.
This bill provides the basic guidelines for all federal spending for the rest of the year.
Committees in both the House and Senate sent budget proposals
to their respective bodies for debate and decision. Both bodies voted
and approved their versions of the budget plan, called a budget resolution.
When your members of Congress are back in your area for the two-week
recess, talk to them directly. Use the template letter link below to request
a meeting with your member of Congress. When you meet with your representatives
or their staff, tell them to protect children, the elderly, people with
disabilities and families by opposing cuts in Medicaid, nutrition, education,
and other vital services. See the “recess memo” link below
for additional suggestions about activities you can take while your members
of Congress are at home.
|Rally with People
of Faith at the
West Front of the U.S. Capitol
Monday March 14th at 12:00pm
||Budgets are moral documents, because they
reflect our priorities. Stand together with other people of faith
and declare that the Administration’s proposed FY’06 budget
does not reflect our moral values.
Here is a press release and joint statement from the Protestant religious
community, opposing the President's budget. The signers — heads
of five major Protestant denominations representing 20 million church
members — focused primarily on the President’s drastic cuts
in poverty and social programs. The statement was delivered at a press
conference Tuesday, March 8 at the National Press Club in Washington,
A litany for use in Sunday church services put out by Protestants
for the Common Good. Churches and community groups with church membership
can customize this to meet their own needs.
This Word document provides a sample opinion editorial piece that local
groups can customize for distribution. Opinion editorials or Op-Eds should
be used to share your or your organization’s personal opinion about
President Bush’s budget proposal. Op-Eds should be 500 - 750 words,
personal and clearly state key messages.