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State Catholic conference joins appeal to protect federal programs

July 18, 2011

Over two dozen organizations--including Planned Parenthood, the West Virginia Catholic Conference, Catholic Charities of West Virginia, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Department of Social Ministries, and the NAACP--are urging West Virginia’s representative and senators to “protect programs for low-income families and individuals and make sure that deficit reduction is achieved in a way that does not increase poverty.”

“Cuts to programs that help low-income people meet their basic needs or provide them with opportunity to obtain decent education and employment would inevitably increase poverty and hardship,” the groups stated in their letter.


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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jul. 18, 2011 6:39 PM ET USA

    Strange bedfellows. Or not.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Jul. 18, 2011 10:16 AM ET USA

    Indeed, and the insolvency of the State does nothing to assist the poor either.