National Faith Leader Calls Build Back Better Passage a Moral Milestone

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Friday, November 5, 2021

 

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National Faith Leader Calls Build Back Better Passage a Moral Milestone

 

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Build Back Better Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. It will move on to a vote in the U.S. Senate.

 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life Action:

“For months, people of all faiths have worked and prayed for legislation that builds a Holy Recovery and helps us all thrive. House Democrats heeded our cry by passing the historic, life-saving Build Back Better Act that invests in all of us. This is a moral milestone that honors the dignity of all Americans, not just a wealthy few. Now it’s time for Senators to finish the job.

 

I commend House Democrats for passing a morally responsible package with so many provisions that help our families thrive -- from a pathway to citizenship for immigrants, to historic investment in healthcare and the workers who provide it, to paid family and medical leave, to largest-ever  investments in combating climate change, and so much more. These desperately needed policies will be paid for by ensuring that the wealthiest few Americans pay their fair share of taxes. In addition, the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide clean water and expanded broadband internet that low-income communities all across the country desperately need. I look forward to President Biden signing it into law.

 

Members of the U.S. Senate must now pass the Build Back Better Act, with no delays or cuts. Build Back Better is the popular, transformative change they were elected to pass. People of faith will continue to act and pray until the final vote is cast.”

 

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Faith in Public Life Action is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equality and the common good. Together, with a network of over 50,000 leaders, they are leading the fight to advance just policies at the state and federal level that affirm our values and the human dignity of all.

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November 6, 2018

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Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Jennifer Butler Lead 3-City “Moral Revival” Tour, Hear First-Hand Stories of Voter Suppression

 

Washington, D.C. -- On November 3rd, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life Action Fund, launched the “Moral Revival for Voting Rights” Tour in Atlanta. The two pastors travelled to three Southern cities from November 3rd-4th to empower faith communities to flock to the polls despite aggressive voter suppression efforts. The religious leaders were embraced by local residents, who were eager to cast their ballots.

 

To view the livestream of each event, click here: Atlanta; Cuthbert; Jacksonville. For photos, click here.

 

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Faith in Public Life Action Fund is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

 

Repairers of the Breach is a nonpartisan 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country.