Diverse Little Rock-area clergy, along with members of Americans for Tax Fairness, will gather at 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock (800 Scott Street) to urge Senator Pryor, Senator Boozman, and Representative Griffin to muster the political will to pass a moral federal budget. Following the rally, Arkansas clergy and other members of the faith community will deliver fresh loaves and fishes to the offices of Senator Pryor, Senator Boozman, and Representative Griffin, joining people of faith across the country who are taking part in a multi-state, "Loaves and Fishes" Day of Action.
Along with 21 additional "Loaves and Fishes" events in 13 states, plus a press conference on Capitol Hill, the faith community will encourage Congress to protect families and seniors, reject austerity, and remind them we have enough for all in this country. Together with PICO National Network, Interfaith Worker Justice, NETWORK: a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Bread for the World, Catholics United, The Jesuit Conference, Ignatian Solidarity Network, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Franciscan Action Network, Oxfam America, Sojourners, and Faith in Public Life, people of faith from across America will deliver fresh baskets of "Loaves and Fishes" to lawmakers, serve fish-and-bread meals in congregations, and read the Gospel passage of "loaves and fishes" in public forums and congregations across America. Bend the Arc Jewish Action will participate in the Capitol Hill press conference with matza and gefilte fish as Passover approaches.
Additionally, faith leaders will release an animated video on March 20 asking why lawmakers are choosing to worship at the "altar of deficit reduction" and giving tax breaks to the super-rich at the expense of educating America's children and investing in long-term prosperity.
Presbyterian Church, Little Rock
800 Scott Street
Little Rock, AR