EPPN Action Alerts
Abolish the Death Penalty While most death row inmates in the U.S. reside in state prisons, there are still 44 people on federal death row. President Biden issued a federal moratorium on the use of the death penalty in 2021. However, without legislation, this decision could easily be reversed.
Expand the Child Tax Credit Begun in 1997, this credit expired in 2022 without Congressional action. Since, child poverty has doubled, and at the end of 2022, it was recorded at over 12%. There is a chance now for Congress to act on this issue. Please reach out to your members of Congress today and encourage they act now on this important issue.
Vote Faithfully 2024 Election Engagement Toolkit! It’s finally here! Help your congregation help your community engage in the 2024 U.S. election.
For any questions please call Lynette Clark at 301-357-1726 or email at email@example.com
Episco-Pols Podcast Season 2 We continue releasing episodes this season every other week focusing in part on existing resolutions of the church to help guide Episcopalians ahead of 2024 General Convention in Louisville.
American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) - Your help is needed more than ever in the Holy Land. The United States, along with several ally countries, has made the decision to withhold funding from UNWRA (the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees) because of the alleged involvement of 13 (out of 13,000) UNWRA employees in the horrific October 7 attack on civilians in Israel. These 13 UNWRA employees have been removed from their jobs during the investigation. UNWRA is the primary supplier of humanitarian support including healthcare, education, and food relief to the Palestinians in Gaza. The AFEDJ's support of the Ahli Arab (Anglican) Hospital in northern Gaza is more essential than ever as are all our prayers and other efforts made toward Peace and Justice in the Holy Land. Innocent civilians are in danger of hunger, even starvation, a severe crisis of healthcare, and a total absence of education for their children, not to mention death, severe wounds, and no place to lay their heads. Once again, let us work and pray for peace.
As a nonsectarian, nonpolitical 501(c)(3) nonprofit, AFEDJ does not engage in explicitly political activities. AFEDJ offers a resource list on our website of organizations that offer the opportunity to advocate on behalf of vulnerable and displaced people in the Middle East. You may find it here: https://afedj.org/resources/advocacy-organizations/
Questions: Contact Lynn and Greg Wood
Shepherd’s Table is asking Good Shepherd for volunteers. Please follow this link for opportunities to volunteer or reach out to Daniella Burgos at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Food Drive, Saturday February 17th
Grocery Shopping for our Food Collection- All nutritious staples are happily received.
- Tuna, Salmon, or Chicken, in water
- Dry or canned beans (low sodium, if possible)
- Natural nut butters
- Brown rice (16 oz)
- Whole grain pasta
- Pasta sauce in plastic jars
- Canned vegetables (low sodium, if possible)
- Canned fruit (in juice)
- Fruit cups
- Shelf-stable milk in individual milk boxes
- Cooking oils and spices