“Budget as a Moral Document”

On August 4, 2011, members of the MORE2 Clergy Caucus met with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II to discuss the “Budget as a Moral Document”.  This event was pulled together by allies, Faithful America, who worked with local clergy on Health Care Insurance Reform.  Rev. Bob Hill, MORE2 Clergy Caucus Co-Chair, committed Rep. Cleaver to find ways to push business leaders to join the dialogue in finding compromise.

Some of our principles that we believe:

The Federal, State and Local governmental budgets should reflect our values.

We must find ways to push our elected officials to find compromise.

Business leaders in our community have already expressed the desire to work with elected officials to find the “third way”.  That this debate must address building revenue through equitable distribution and NOT just about budget cuts.

Rep. Cleaver stated, “I would love to work with MORE2 on this.”

Congratulations MORE2 Clergy Caucus for taking the initiative on continuing this push for our legislators to see that our budget impacts many people that don’t get invited to the table.

Click here for more coverage in the Washington Post:  http://wapo.st/qPWofB

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