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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Lowey and Faith Leaders Denounce GOP House Budget as Immoral
Press Advisory

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Lowey and Faith Leaders Denounce GOP House Budget as Immoral

Safety-Net Cuts, Tax Breaks for Rich Violate Religious Values

Press Contacts

  • Madeline Meth

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Washington, D.C. — Rep. Nita Lowey and faith leaders, including a Catholic priest from Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) district, will hold a press call on Wednesday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. ET to denounce House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget, which promises to contain deep cuts to programs that protect struggling families while preserving huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

Speakers will discuss the House GOP budget plan’s destructive impact on vulnerable families, jobs, and the safety net, and continue a longstanding religious call for a responsible approach to deficit reduction that protects working families and the poor, and insists on shared sacrifice from the richest Americans. New state-by-state data will be available on the job losses and hunger Rep. Ryan’s food stamp/SNAP cuts will likely cause.

WHAT:

Press call with faith leaders and poverty experts on the House GOP budget’s impact on the safety net and low-income families

WHO:

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.

Call info: 877.210.8943

Conference ID: 64036176

To RSVP for the call, please contact Madeline Meth at 202.741.6277 or mmeth@americanprogress.org.

**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to being recorded.**

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