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To the Editor:
During the Congressional recess, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) asks that we all visit, call or write our representatives and senators and remind them that the federal budget is a moral document with human consequences.
The sequester – automatic, across-the-board cuts to federal programs — hurts people living in poverty. Cuts to programs such as Head Start and Meals on Wheels are keeping families from meeting their basic needs.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a crucial part of the Farm Bill; cuts or structural changes to the program should be opposed that would harm poor and hungry people. SNAP helps relieve pressure on overwhelmed parishes, charities, food banks and other emergency food providers who struggle to meet the needs of hungry people.
CCHD also asks that you request a bi-partisan immigration reform bill that preserves and protects family unity and provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented persons living in the United States.
As Catholics, we promote human life and dignity in our nation’s agriculture, immigration and budget policies.
Loxi Hopkins
CCHD Diocesan Director
Diocese of Davenport

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