Action of the Week

This year, the open enrollment period for states using Healthcare.gov is November 1 – December 15. Because the enrollment period is half as long as in previous years, we need to mobilize to make sure people are covered. Faith communities play a particularly important role in enrollment because we view healthcare as a right and can speak from a moral perspective to make sure people’s needs are met.

We’ve created the 8-page Faith Open Enrollment Toolkit for you to share with pastors, social justice coordinators, and more for ideas to encourage enrollment in their communities.

All U.S. Senator Contacts

All U.S. Representative Contacts

Frequently Contacted:
Sen. Pat Roberts
Phone: (202) 224-4774

Sen. Jerry Moran
Phone: (202) 224-6521

Sen. Dick Durbin
Phone: (202) 224-2152

Sen. Mark Kirk
Phone: (202) 224-2854

Sen. Claire McCaskill
Phone: (202) 224-6154

Sen. Roy Blunt
Phone: (202) 224-5721

Sen. Bob Casey
Phone: (202) 224-6324

Sen. Pat Toomey
Phone: (202) 224-4254

Links

Events

December 10, is International Human Rights Day, a day to honor the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and celebrate the human rights defenders who have come before us and inspire those who will come after us.

Prayer services for December 12th‘s celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe and both the beginning of Las Posadas and Hanukkah can be found by clicking on the orange links.

December 14, 2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Since that heartbreaking day five years ago, half a million Americans have been killed or injured by guns. Now we have witnessed the deadliest mass shooting ever. This time in Las Vegas. It has to stop. Here is a prayer Resource from EFJ.

We are urged to join the effort to continue to shed a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation. It is time to act. Please decide now to host a vigil in your area for victims of gun violence.

Vigils will continue from December 6-17th.

There are efforts to unite the movement, to continue to raise awareness, educate, and keep this critical issue of gun violence—keeping it front and center throughout the nation.   If you host a prayer service or other event, send pictures to Miranda!  For more resources, check out the Newtown Foundation; www.newtownfoundation.org