Friday, February 12, 2010

Mark Your Calendars: 2010 Offering of Letters Workshop

Advocating Loaves & Fishes
Helping Families Make Ends Meet

2010 Offering of Letters Workshop
Saturday, March  13
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE 
(one block east of San Mateo, across from Montgomery Park)

Learn about the 2010 Offering of Letters, which will urge Congress to adopt changes to U.S. tax policy that will benefit low-income families, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Credit Read More

Click here to access the special 2010 Offering of Letters website.

We will view the video, discuss strategies and details about this year's campaign.  (Click here to see blog post with video from this year's campaign).

Guest Speaker:
Expert from the New Mexico Voices for Children

The organization has been a leading advocate for expanding the EITC in New Mexico through the Working Poor Families Project.

Read the the organization's 2005 WPFP report, The Path to a High Road Economy: Investing in People, Creating Opportunity (pdf file), which details how work supports would benefit New Mexico's working families.

New Mexico Voices for Children is well known throughout the state for its Kids Count report, which identifies and tracks indicators of Child Well Being. 

In 2009, some 20 churches participated in our Offering of Letters campaign, generating more than 2,000 letters.  Please join us this year.
More Background

Many low income-workers live on the edge of a financial cliff. Bridging the gap between low-income pay and life’s basic necessities is a struggle for many hard working parents.   

Bread for the Worlds 2010 Offering of Letters will focus on the erosion of income by supporting tax credits that help millions of American workers support themselves and their families.    

The call to seek justice for hungry and poor people requires the Christian voice to move compassion to a level beyond charity; we must advocate for better government policies that help more families put sufficient food on their tables.

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