People of faith are called by that faith
to speak for all children.
March 20, 2010
"...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." Elie Wiesel -- Holocaust survivor, author, human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
RALLY FOR REVENUES TO STOP BUDGET CUTS
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2:00 p.m. at the State Capitol
Our state has gone way beyond cutting inefficiencies with the latest round of proposed budget cuts. The most vulnerable among us and those who serve them will be hit the hardest if these decisions go unchallenged:
· Doctors and dentists say they will stop taking patients with Medicaid and PeachCare because of fee cuts.
· Families that stepped up and adopted children with special needs will lose day care and respite.
· Staff cannot keep up with food stamp and Medicaid applications, making families wait and wait. Now, more workers will be cut.
· Families caring for people with Alzheimer's will lose services.
· PeachCare premiums will go up, causing children to lose coverage.
Revenue options should not be off the table when the well-being of the people you serve is at stake.
We can no longer remain silent. Join us Tuesday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. on the Washington Street side of the State Capitol.
Let legislators know that they need to take a balanced approach to the budget crisis -- an approach that includes revenue solutions.
ICM contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-498-2141.
SPIRITUAL WITNESS FOR CHILDREN
One of the most important things faith communities can do for children is to pray for them.
Every child is a child of God and deserves justice and compassion. Every child deserves our prayers.
ICM encourages every faith community to become a spiritual witness for children. Hold a worship service in your church, synagogue, mosque or temple and invite others to join in praying for the well-being of all children.
ICM Mission and Goals
The Interfaith Children's Movement was formed in 2001 as an intentional association of individuals and communities of faith from all religious traditions.
The Interfaith Children's Movement strives to be a voice for all Georgia children, but especially the poor and marginalized whose voices are often unheard.
ICM works closely with Georgia's policy-oriented child advocacy organizations, such as:
Voices for Georgia's Children,
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University,
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and
A Future.Not a Past. (child prostitution prevention).
These organizations set the agenda for our advocacy work for children.
ICM's faith community members provide a megaphone to the legislature about what needs to be done for children.
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