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Domestic Poverty

 

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Faith For Just Lending Calls for End of Predatory Payday Loans
A non-partisan group of religious leaders, practitioners, and social service providers, working together to end the debt trap caused by predatory payday loan, write to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray to provide feedback on the Bureau's proposed rule to regulate payday lending.

Visit www.PovertyUSA.org for education on economic justice, essential facts on poverty as well as key conduits for action. Para más información en español, visite www.PobrezaUSA.org

For resources and materials for preaching, educating and advocating on behalf of the poor and jobless, please visit the Unemployment and Poverty page.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS, LETTERS, & STATEMENTS

Call to Senate to Stand in Solidarity with the People of Puerto Rico
In a letter to the Senate, Archbishop Wenski calls upon them to safeguard human dignity and ensure the common good by passing the provisions of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act that was considered as part of S. 2328.

Support for the Family First Prevention Services Act
Noting their shared concern for families and experience in helping parents in need, Archbishop Wenski and Sr. Donna Markham write to the members of House of Representatives to urge support for the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016. 

Call to Support Legislation Providing Protection for the People of Puerto Rico
In a letter to the House of Representatives, Archbishop Wenski writes urging support of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act and provisions that specifically address child poverty.

Faith For Just Lending Calls for End of Predatory Payday Loans
A non-partisan group of religious leaders, practitioners, and social service providers, working together to end the debt trap caused by predatory payday loans, write to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Cordray to support efforts of the Bureau to draft a payday lending rule.

Letter to Congress Providing Moral Principles for Guidance in Resolving Financial Crisis in Puerto Rico
Archbishop Wenski writes to Congress urging work toward solutions to the financial crisis that honor key moral principles, so that Puerto Rico may move forward with dignity, transparency and the promise of a brighter future.

Letter to the House Committee on Ways and Means Regarding the Child Tax Credit
In a letter expressing opposition to legislation requiring inclusion of the taxpayer's social security number in order to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit, Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Elizondo, and Sr. Donna Markham write to urge Congress to vote against the measure should it be brought before the Committee on Ways and Means.

Letter to Congress in Support of the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act
In order to address the suffering of the Puerto Rican people resulting from the financial crisis gripping Commonwealth's economy, Archbishop Wenski writes to Congress stating that they can and should remedy the situation by advancing the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act.

Poverty in America, 2014 and a Catholic Response
Watch this webinar to learn more about poverty in America and to hear about one CCHD-funded group that is working to help their community fight poverty. Take a closer look at the statistics displayed during the presentation.

Background on Predatory Banking & Payday Lending
Learn more about predatory banking and payday lending and what the Church is doing to combat their devastating effects.

Letter to the U.S. House of Representative in Support of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, June 9, 2016

Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regarding Predatory Payday Loans
May 16, 2016

Letters to Congress on Financial Crisis in Puerto Rico
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 2, 2016

Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Child Tax Credit
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, and Sr. Donna Markham, March 16, 2016

Letter to Congress in Support of the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, December 1, 2015

Poverty in America, 2014 and a Catholic Response
Watch this webinar to learn more about poverty in America and to hear about one CCHD-funded group that is working to help their community fight poverty. Take a closer look at the statistics displayed during the presentation.

Background on Predatory Banking & Payday Lending
Learn more about predatory banking and payday lending and what the Church is doing to combat their devastating effects.

Letter to Senate and House on Expanding and Improving Working Tax Credits
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Sister Donna Markham, OP, Ph.D., July, 14, 2015

Payday Lending: What Catholics Are Doing to Combat Financial Exploitation Webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation
Tom Mulloy, Policy Advisor, October 8, 2014

The New Poverty Statistics and Our Catholic Response Webinar recording and PowerPoint presentation
Tom Mulloy, Policy Advisor, September 25, 2014

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives on the Child Tax Credit
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo, and Reverend Larry Snyder, July 24, 2014

Letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Payday Lending
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, November 13, 2013

Letter to House Ways and Means Committee on Child Tax Credit
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, April 17, 2012

The Deficit "Super Committee" and Protecting the Poor at Home and Abroad
PowerPoint Presentation, September 23, 2011

Human Costs and Moral Challenges of a Broken Economy
Labor Day Statement 2011

Letter to Super Committee: Treatment Of Jobless, Hungry And Homeless Is Moral Measure Of Deficit Reduction
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire and Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, August 31, 2011




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