Monday, September 27, 2021

September 24, 2021 

An Open Letter to our Senators and Members of Congress:


While the American Rescue Plan has provided much-needed relief to Hoosiers, those measures were only temporary. More must be done to ensure we can build back better over the long term without leaving anyone behind.


We can’t just accept a return to normal as a victory. For too many families in Indiana, a return to normal means a return to housing instability, hunger, and overdue bills. We have the opportunity to implement long-term solutions that help families become economically secure; ensure millions of kids don’t grow up in poverty and have stable homes and enough to eat; offer health coverage to millions of people who don’t have it; and narrow racial inequities. To seize this opportunity, we ask you, our Members of Congress and Senators, to ensure the upcoming recovery legislation helps Hoosiers by extending the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, making robust investments in workforce training, and increasing funding for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.


Congress has been able to provide temporary relief to children, seniors, and families, but now we ask you to go further by supporting and quickly passing recovery legislation that builds back better.

 

Sincerely,


Emily's signature




Emily Weikert Bryant
Executive Director
Feeding Indiana’s Hungry


Jessica's signature





Jessica Fraser

Director

Institute for Working Families

 

And the following organizations:

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services

United Way of Marshall County Inc.

United Way of Bartholomew County

United Northeast Community Development Corporation

Tri-State Food Bank

Thrive West Central

Thrive Alliance

The Learn More Center

The Arc of Indiana

St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis

Southeast Community Services

RecycleForce

Prosperity Indiana

Pace Community Action Agency, Inc.

Northwest Indiana Community Action

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.)

Marshall County Community Foundation

Lincoln Hills Development Corporation

LifeTime Resources, Inc.

LifeSpan Resources

Labor Institute for Training, Inc.

Keys2Work

John Boner Neighborhood Centers

Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc.

Indy Hunger Network

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Indiana State AFL-CIO

Indiana Public Health Association

Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network

Indiana Family Health Council

Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Immigrant Welcome Center

Hamilton County Harvest Food Bank

Generations

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana

First Things First Porter County

Faith in Indiana

Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc.

Eastern Indiana Works (d/b/a Alliance for Strategic Growth)

Covering Kids & Families of Indiana

Community Harvest Food Bank of NE Indiana, Inc

Community Foundation of Wabash County

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Church Community Services

Child Care Answers

CAP, Inc. of Western Indiana

All-Options


 

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