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USCCB, CRS renew push for international anti-poverty aid

Catholic World News - November 11, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services are renewing their efforts to urge Catholics to lobby their senators on behalf of international anti-poverty assistance.

“The Senate is expected to consider proposals that could drastically cut life-saving poverty-focused international assistance even though it makes up less than 1% of the U.S. federal budget,” according to a November 10 action alert. “Join advocates from around the country over the next several days and urge your Senators to maintain the levels of life-saving poverty-focused international assistance for FY 2012 as passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee and to oppose any amendments that would cut poverty?focused international assistance.”

“More than ever, your voice is critical now,” the action alert continued. “Please take action today and over the next several days.”

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