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Christians on Deficit Reduction: Don’t Make the Poor Poorer This Holiday Season

Date: November 19, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY                  

November 19, 2012                                                                    


Tim King, Sojourners:, 202-631-7763

Sarah Kropp, NAE:, 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#