“Nuns on the Bus” Tour Central New York
August 16th 2012 · 0 Comments
Faith Leaders Bring Fair Budget Message to Binghamton, Cortland, Utica
On Thursday, leaders of faith communities in New York will travel to Binghamton, Cortland and Utica, to speak out against the devastating federal budget cuts proposed by Vice Presidential Candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and passed by the House of Representatives.
As the recent “Nuns on a Bus Tour” demonstrated, budget cuts proposed by Paul Ryan and endorsed by Mitt Romney will hurt struggling families throughout New York. The Romney-Ryan budget would devastate services such as nutrition assistance, childhood education and job training that provide pathways out of poverty for millions of families.
Faith leaders have joined together to say, there is an alternative. They have created the “Faithful Budget “, which they will be asking local members of Congress to consider as an alternative to the Ryan-Romney budget. The Faithful Budget promotes comprehensive and compassionate budget principles that helps lift the burden on the poor, rather than increasing it while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice. www.faithfulbudget.org
Bus Tour Schedule for Thursday, August 16, 2012:
10:00 a.m. – Binghamton – United (West) Presbyterian Church, 80 Main Street
12:00 p.m. – Cortland – Grace Episcopal & Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13 Court Street
4:00 p.m .- Utica – DeSales Neighborhood Center, 309 Genesee Street (corner of Eagle Street, across the street from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute)