Poverty Campaign

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 9, 2008

Source: Catholic Charities USA

Under Catholic Charities leadership, this campaign is focused on getting the concerns of people in poverty into the campaign debates. Check below to see how you can take an active part. 

For ready to use educational materials on poverty and Catholic Social Teaching, visit

Additional materials on Poverty and the Election Campaign will be available later this week at


Fighting Poverty with Faith: A Week of Action
National Conference Call, Sept. 9

As part of our Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America, Catholic Charities USA is joining 19 other national faith-based organizations in an interfaith week of action, Sept. 9-Sept. 16.

The goal of the week is to elevate the issue of poverty in the 2008 election debate. It will urge candidates for local, state, and national office to outline what, if elected, they will do in their first 100 days in office to address poverty in America.

Call In

Participate in a national conference call to kick off the week of action September 9th at  1 PM Eastern

  • Toll-free dial-in number from within the US and Canada: 888-668-8585 (The toll number for international callers: 201-604-0409)
  • Participant code:7905123#

Stayed tuned to Washington Weekly and the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America Web site for updates and activities.

Learn more and share what you plan to do by visiting Fighting Poverty with Faith: A Week of Action at, a Web site sponsored by Catholic Charities USA. Add your events to the calendar.

We hope you will join us in our efforts. By coordinating our messaging, holding joint events, and promoting partnerships with other faith groups, we hope to enhance our work to build the political and public will to end poverty.

Fighting Poverty with Faith Partners

1.       Alliance to End Hunger
2.       Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies
3.       Bread for the World
4.       Catholic Charities USA
5.       Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
6.       Interfaith Youth Core
7.       Islamic Relief
8.       Islamic Society of North America
9.       The Jewish Council for Public Affairs
10.     Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
11.     The National Council of Jewish Women
12.     MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
13.     National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
14.     National Council of Churches
15.     NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
16.     Presbyterian Church (USA) Washington Office
17.     The Righteous Indignation Project
18.     Sojourners
19.     Union for Reform Judaism
20.     United Jewish Communities