RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO SPEAK AGAINST BUSH TAX CUT PROPOSAL
News Conference: Noon Thursday, April 5, 2001, Washington Hilton and Towers
WHEN/WHERE DETAILS: Noon Thursday, April 5, 2001, Lincoln Room East, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
WHAT: At a news conference, religious leaders will release a statement signed by heads of Christian and Jewish religious organizations opposing the tax cuts proposed by President Bush as "too inequitable, too large." Instead, they say, "Responsible tax policy should be structured so that the poorest households benefit." Their congregations and agencies, at work in impoverished communities, are first-hand witnesses to human need.
WHO: Religious Community for Responsible Tax Policy, an interfaith coalition of religious leaders who want their voices heard on this issue. National Council of Churches General Secretary, the Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar, will moderate.
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