| About 40 people rallied in front of Sen. Michael Bennet's Denver office this morning in support of Sister Simone Campbell and El Paso County faith leaders, who launched a two-day bus tour, "Nuns on the Bus," to spotlight the need to end tax breaks for the rich while protecting Medicare, Medicaid, and other human-needs programs.
"The proposed cuts to federal programs providing pathways out of poverty for struggling families are immoral and unjustifiable and would put the burden on the poor," said Paul Carlson, pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Denver's Capitol Hill. "I think that all people of faith should be in the streets proclaiming the immorality of these proposed cuts."
"We can tackle the debt without hurting struggling families if our leaders have the courage to stand up to special interest and let tax breaks for the richest Americans expire," said Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK. "Now that the election is over, it's time for our leaders to overcome division and work together to find practical solutions that uphold our values of justice, fairness and compassion."