October 6, 2005

Dear Senator or Representative:

As have all Americans, we have witnessed with grief and frustration the loss of life, homes, and livelihood in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We are part of the human needs community. Many of us are providing people and resources to help those so harshly affected, especially low-income individuals and families. We write concerning the ways Congress should address the nation’s needs at this time.

The current outpouring of assistance by individuals, religious groups and other organizations, while critical to peoples’ needs, cannot substitute for the necessary role of government to help people meet their basic needs and to help families and communities rebuild their lives. We urge your leadership to ensure that the federal government fulfills its essential role to enable people across this nation to secure the basics: jobs, income when work is not available, health care, food, education, child care, and housing. Leadership requires making the right choices – protecting and expanding the capacity of the federal government to respond by preserving and increasing funding for vital services and not sapping revenues through misdirected tax cuts.

Congress has taken important first steps. It has enacted some relief measures and has postponed both additional costly tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and cuts in basic services such as Medicaid and Food Stamps. In a time when hundreds of thousands of people have lost loved ones, homes, jobs, cars, health insurance, and every other security, it is essential that Congress turn decisively to offering help.

For this reason, we feel most strongly that Congress must not just delay such service cuts and tax cuts – it must abandon them. The need for expanded help is layered on top of already urgent needs that would not be met if the cuts occurred. For the children, families, elders and people with disabilities we serve, we urge you to oppose cuts in Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other vital assistance that would lead to reduced help for low-income people, and to focus instead on policies that will help people move out of poverty. We also urge you to oppose tax cuts that would reduce the revenues that enable this nation to meet its urgent needs – both immediately and over the long term.

As you consider legislation and appropriations to respond to this disaster, please apply these principles:

  • Increased need requires increased funding. Additional housing, jobs, income supports and other services require additional funding and must not be paid for by cutting already scarce resources utilized by other low-income people.
  • We are one nation and must share the responsibility of rebuilding. Just as Congress must reject cuts in services that vulnerable people now need more than ever, it must reject tax cuts for those who already have the most that deprive the nation of the resources needed to save people and rebuild communities.
  • Survivors of disaster need simple, streamlined access to essential services. Having been through so much, people must be able to secure Medicaid, nutrition assistance, unemployment compensation, education, Head Start, child care, housing, energy aid, and other services subject to as little red tape as possible.
  • All of Katrina’s victims, as all of America’s needy people, deserve to be assisted with dignity. Some of Katrina’s victims may be ineligible for cash assistance and services under current federal law, because they are not caring for children, are immigrants, or were homeless before the storm. These individuals must also be helped because it would be unconscionable to ignore their desperate situations.

We look forward to working with you in the difficult weeks and months ahead.

Sincerely yours,

National Organizations

9to5, National Association of Working Women
Alliance for Children and Families
Alliance for Retired Americans
American Association of People with Disabilities
American Association of University Women
American Baptist Churches USA
American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
American Friends Service Committee
American Humanist Association
Americans for Democratic Action
America’s Second Harvest
The Arc of the United States
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Bazelon Center for Mental Health
Bread for the World
Building Movement Project
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Call to Renewal
Campaign for America’s Future
Catholic Charities USA
Catholics for a Free Choice
Center for Economic Progress
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Women Policy Studies
Child Care Law Center
Child Welfare League of America
Children’s Defense Fund
Christian Alliance for Progress
Church of the Brethren Witness, Washington Office
Church Women United
The Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
Coalition on Human Needs
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Faithful America
Families USA
Food Research and Action Center
Fourth World Movement/USA
Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Handicapped Friends Pen Pal Club
Housing Preservation Project
Institute for Reproductive Health Access
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Institute Justice Team, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Justice and Peace Office, Adorers of the Blood of Christ
Kids Project
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Leadership Team, Daughters of Charity, East Central Province
League of Women Voters of the U.S.
Legal Momentum
Lutheran Services in America
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, Steering Committee
MAZON: A Jewish Response To Hunger
Mennonite Central Committee U.S., Washington Office
Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, US Province
National Advocacy Center Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National AIDS Housing Coalition
National Association for Family Child Care
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
National Center for Schools and Communities
National Center on Family Homelessness
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition for the Homeless
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of La Raza
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
National Disability Rights Network
National Economic Development and Law Center
National Education Association
National Family Caregiver Support Program
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Head Start Association
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Health Law Program
National Housing Trust
National Immigration Law Center
National Jobs for All Coalition
National Low Income Housing Coalition
National Mental Health Association
National Network of Abortion Funds
National Organization for Women (NOW)
National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness (NPACH)
National Priorities Project
National Urban League
National WIC Association
National Women’s Health Network
National Women’s Law Center
OMB Watch
Parents’ Action for Children
Pax Christi USA: National Catholic Peace
The PeaceMajority Report
People For the American Way
Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Washington Office
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Pro-Choice Public Education Project
Project Inform
Provincial Council of the Marianist Province of the U.S.
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary,
International Network for Justice, Peace
and Integrity of Creation
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Service Employees International Union
Sinsinawa Dominicans, Peace and Justice Office
Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, United States Province
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West
Midwest Justice Committee
Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille
Sisters of the Precious Blood
Sisters of the Presentation
Social Welfare Action Alliance
Society for Adolescent Medicine
Stop Family Violence
U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
Union for Reform Judaism
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
United Auto Workers
United Cerebral Palsy
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, CLC
United for a Fair Economy
United Methodist Church
Ursuline Sisters Social Concerns Committee
Voices for America’s Children
Washington Association of Churches
Welfare Law Center
Welfare Warriors and Mother Warriors Voice
Wider Opportunities for Women
Women Against Sexual Harassment
Women Employed
Women of Reform Judaism
Women’s Action for New Directions
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and
Ritual (WATER)
Women’s Committee of 100
The Workforce Alliance
World Institute on Disability

State and Local Organizations

Alabama Arise
Food Bank of East Alabama
Independent Living Center of Mobile
Voices for Alabama’s Children

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Prevent Child Abuse Alaska
Resource Center for Parents and Children
RESULTS - Anchorage
Stone Soup Group

Arizona Center for Disability Law
Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness
Arizona Community Action Association
Children’s Action Alliance
Connections for Children, Families and
Increased Capacity, LLC
Justice and Witness Ministries, Southwest
Conference, United Church of Christ
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Arizona
Peace and Justice Committee, Benedictine
Sister of Perpetual Adoration
Protecting Arizona Family Coalition
RANNA: The Resource Action Network of Northern Arizona
World Hunger Education, Advocacy and Training

Arkansas ADAPT (American Disabled for
Attendant Programs Today)
Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Arkansas Community Action Agencies
Association, Inc. (ACAAA)
Arkansas Head Start Association
Arkansas Homeless Coalition
Arkansas Hunger Coalition
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (AHRA)
Arkansas Supportive Housing Network, Inc.
Bread Of Life Ministries of Arkansas, Inc.
Full Gospel Church Outreach Ministry
Gentry United Methodist Church
Johnston Associates Consulting
Office of Human Concern
Second Chance Foundation
St. Scholastica Monastery
Women’s Action for New Directions - Arkansas

9to5, Bay Area Chapter
Asian Pacific American Legal Center of
Southern California
Bay Area Partnership
Beyond Shelter
Bronze Triangle
California Association for Family Child Care
California Association of Food Banks
California Church IMPACT
California Coalition for Rural Housing
California Council of Churches
California Hunger Action Coalition
California National Organization for Women
California Partnership
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
Central Coast Hunger Coalition
Child Care Food Program Roundtable
Coalition of California Welfare Rights Organizations
Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara County
Congregation Emanu-El
Family Service Association of Riverside County
Food Bank for Monterey County
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
JustFaith Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church
JustFaith Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness
Maternal and Child Health Access
MAZON: A Jewish Response To Hunger
Monterey Peninsula Chapter of National Organization for Women
National Association of Social Workers -
Peace with Justice Center of Pomona Valley
Redwood Empire Food Bank
RESULTS - Alhambra
RESULTS - San Diego
San Diego Housing Federation
San Diego Hunger Coalition
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties
Social Justice Center of Marin County
Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing
St. Athanasius Food Pantry
St. Mary’s Center
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Human Concerns Committee
Walk&Roll Berkeley
Walteria United Methodist Church
Women For: Orange County

9to5 Colorado
All Families Deserve a Chance (AFDC) Coalition
Colorado Anti-hunger Network
Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute
Colorado Progressive Coalition
Denver Urban Ministries
Estes Valley Multicultural Connections
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
Metro CareRing
RESULTS - Boulder/Longmont

Brake The Cycle of Poverty - Connecticut
Christian Community Action
Collaborative Center for Justice
Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits
Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Connecticut Housing Coalition
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Connecticut Nonprofit Human Services Cabinet
Connecticut Primary Care Association
Corporation for Independent Living
Greater Hartford Legal Aid
Health Care for All Coalition
Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut
Mothers For Justice
National Association of Social Workers - Connecticut
National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Bridgeport Section
New Haven Home Recovery, Inc.
New Haven Legal Assistance Association
Norwalk Housing Authority
Prospect Financial Services
Sheldon Oak Central, Inc.
West Hartford Interfaith Housing Coalition, Inc.

District of Columbia
Children’s Law Center
D.C. Primary Care Association
DC Hunger Solutions
Empower DC
Fair Budget Coalition
Joseph’s House Inc
RESULTS - District of Columbia Chapter
So Others Might Eat (SOME, Inc.)
Spanish Organization for Women
Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children
Family and Workplace Connection
National Council of Jewish Women - Wilmington
National Organization for Women - Delaware

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Easter Seals Volusia and Flagler Counties
Florida C.H.A.I.N.
Florida Consumer Action Network and FCAN Foundation
Florida Impact
Grove House of Jacksonville
Judy Levy NOW - Gainesville, Central Area
Latino Leadership, Inc.
National Organization for Women - Florida
Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders

9to5 Atlanta Working Women
Georgia Coalition to End Homelessness
Georgia Family Child Care Association
Georgia Rural Urban Summit
Georgia Task Force for the Homeless
Metro-Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
Pax Christi - Athens
Project Uplift, Inc.
Region IV Head Start Association, Inc.
Savannah Area Family Emergency Shelter

Americans for Democratic Action - Hawaii
Hawaii Asset Building Coalition (HABC)
Hawaii Conference United Church of Christ,
Justice and Witness Mission Team
Hawaii People’s Fund

Idaho Association for the Education of Young
United Vision for Idaho

Action for Children
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
Anixter Center
Center for Economic Progress
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Chicago Jobs Council
Chicago Rehab Network
Citizen Action/Illinois
Cornerstone Services, Inc.
Deborah’s Place
First Church of the Brethren
Franciscans of Chicago – Joliet
The Gateway Coalition of Kankakee, Illinois, Inc.
Greater Aurora Peace and Justice
Habitat for Humanity of Illinois
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and
Human Rights
Hesed House
House of the Good Shepherd
Housing Action Illinois
Housing Authority of Joliet
Housing Choice Partners of Illinois, Inc.
Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living
Illinois Coalition to End Homelessness
Illinois Facilities Fund
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INLIL)
Lake County Center for Independent Living
Latinos United
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI)
National Association of Social Workers - Illinois
Northwestern IL Center for Independent Living (NICIL)
PATH Crisis Center
Pax Christi Springfield
Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois
People’s Resource Center
Project IRENE
Protestants for the Common Good
Renaissance Social Services, Inc.
Sisters of Mercy Justice Committee, Regional Community of Chicago
Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network
United Congregations of Metro East
Voices for Illinois’ Children
Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living
Work, Welfare and Families
YWCA Freeport

Advocacy and Social Justice Committee of the Daughters of Charity, Evansville
Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homeless Issues
Lafayette Urban Ministry
Latin American Church Concerns (LANACC)
Middle Way House
Muncie Delaware County NOW
Speleto Community
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana, Inc.

Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc.
Iowa Citizen Action Network
National Association of Social Workers - Iowa
Northeast Iowa Food Bank
The Home Connection

El Centro, Inc.
Kansas Action for Children
Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition
RESULTS - Topeka
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth
Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita

Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean
Sisters of Charity of Nazareth
St. Walburg Monastery

Advocacy Center
Agenda for Children
Arc of Louisiana
Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans
Louisiana Aging and Disability Consortium
Louisiana Alliance of Direct SupportProfessionals
Louisiana Association of Family Day Care
Home Sponsors, Inc.
Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition
Louisiana Supported Living Network
National Council of Jewish Women, New Orleans Section
Regional Nutrition Assistance, Inc.
St. Amant’s DCH, Inc.
St. Joseph of Medaille at St. Paul Center

Maine Center for Economic Policy
Maine Children’s Alliance
Maine Association for the Education of YoungChildren
Maine Early Childhood Higher EducationCommittee
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Maine People’s Alliance
Maine People’s Resource Center
Partners in Ending Hunger

American Federation of Teachers Maryland
Family Child Care Association of FrederickCounty
Lutheran Office on Public Policy, Maryland
Maryland Association for the Education ofYoung Children
Maryland Community Association for the Education of Young Children
Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace
National Association of Social Workers - Maryland
Public Justice Center
Queen Anne’s County Council for Children andYouth

AIDS Housing Corporation (AHC)
Catholic Social Services Diocese of Fall River
Massachusetts Welfare Rights Union
Massachusetts Citizens for Children
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts
YWCA Central Massachusetts
YWCA Greater Newburyport
YWCA Malden

All County Churches Emergency Support System (ACCESS)
Association for Child Development
Catholic Caucus of Southeast Michigan
Center for Civil Justice
Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus, Social and International Ministries Office
Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids
Elder Law of Michigan
Food Bank Council of Michigan
Ingham County Health Department Food Bank
Leadership Council Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart
Michigan Citizen Action
Michigan Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR)
Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency
Michigan League for Human Services
National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Detroit Section
Oakland County Welfare Rights Organization
RESULTS - Kalamazoo
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Detroit Leadership Team
St. John Vianney Christian Service Commission
United Church Outreach Ministry
YWCA Grand Rapids

Family and Children’s Service (FCS)
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota Housing Partnership
Minnesota NOW
Sisters of the Good Shepherd
Southeast Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers
United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota
YWCA of Minneapolis

Mississippi Human Services Coalition
National Association of Social Workers -
Public Policy Center of Mississippi

Advocacy and Social Justice Committee of the Daughters of Charity of St. Louis
Citizens for Missouri’s Children
Leadership Team of the Sisters of the Precious
Blood of O’Fallon
Missouri Association for Social Welfare
Northeast Missouri Client Council

Butte Emergency Food Bank
Justice and Peace Ministry - St. John Fisher
Montana Association for the Education of Young Children (MtAEYC)
Montana Child Care Association
Montana Food Bank Network
Montana Food Policy Council
Protecting Montana Funding Coalition
WEEL - Working for Equality and Economic Liberation

National Organization for Women, Nebraska
Nebraska Appleseed

Great Basin Primary Care Association
HAWC Community Health Center
Human Services Network
Nevada Lawyers for Progressive Policy
Nevada Shakespeare Company
Nevada Women’s Lobby
Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN)
University of Nevada-Reno Young Democrats

New Hampshire
Affordable Housing, Education and
Development (AHEAD) Inc.
Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire
National Association of Social Workers - New Hampshire
New Hampshire Council of Churches
New Hampshire Local Welfare Administrators Association
Sisters of Mercy, Region 2 New Hampshire

New Jersey
Association for Children of New Jersey
Community Empowerment Project
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton
Interfaith Food Pantry
JCRC of UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey
Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry, New Jersey
Mercer Street Friends
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children
New Jersey Citizen Action
New Jersey Family Child Care Providers’ Association
New Jersey School Age Care Coalition
Progressive Student Alliance
Sisters of St. Joseph in North Arlington
Tent State University, Rutgers

New Mexico
Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Inc. (CAA-SNM)
Community Action New Mexico
Community Against Violence
Economic Council Helping Others Inc. DBA
Empowering Our Communities in New Mexico
Family Crisis Center, INC.
Hands Across Cultures, Corp.
Health Action New Mexico
Homeless Advocacy Coalition
Hunger and Poverty Network of Northern New Mexico
Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry - New Mexico
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty
New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
New Mexico Public Health Association
New Mexico Voices for Children
RESULTS - Albuquerque
RESULTS - Santa Fe
Rio Grande Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Youth Shelters and Family Services

New York
American Federation of Government
Employees Local 1151
Black Child Development Institute, Inc. - New York Affiliate
Brain Injury Association of New York State - Rochester
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
Chautauqua County Association for the Education of Young Children
Chemung County Housing Coalition
Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc.
Citizen Action of New York
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
City Harvest
Cortland-Chenango Rural Services
Early Childhood Development Initiative
Elmira Community Kitchen
Empire Justice Center
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Food For All
Fox House
Habitat for Humanity - New York City
Housing Works, Inc.
Hunger Action Network of New York State
Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York
National Council of Jewish Women - New York State Public Affairs
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Neighbors Together
New York City EFSP
New York City Employment and Training Coalition
New York State Association for the Education of Young Children
New York State Child Care Coordinating Council
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
New York State Council of Churches
Niagara Frontier Center for Independent Living
The Partnership for the Homeless
Providence House Inc.
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
Rochester Roots, Inc.
Saint Peter Damian Fraternity
Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company
Schuyler County Child Care Coordinating Council, Inc.
Sisters of Charity of New York, Office of Justice and Peace
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Social Justice Center at Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare
Society of Jesus, New York Province
Southern Tier Labor-Religion Coalition
Thorpe Family Residence, Inc.
Tompkins County Health Care Task Force
United University Professions
Utica Citizens in Action

North Carolina
The Advocacy for the Poor, Inc.
Charlotte Chapter, National Organization for Women
El Pueblo, Inc.
North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children
North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute
North Carolina Council of Community Programs
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
St. Brendan Social Concerns Committee

North Dakota
North Dakota Progressive Coalition

Call to Renewal of Summit County
The Center for Community Solutions
Council for Heath and Human Service Ministries
Mercy Connections
National Association of Social Workers - Ohio
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children
Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks
The Ohio Center for Critical Thinking Instruction, Inc.
Ohio Connection State Family Childcare Association
Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy
RESULTS - Columbus
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
Shared Harvest Foodbank
Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio
Voices for Children of Greater Cleveland

Community Action Project
Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma
Tech-Now Inc.

AIDS Action Project Northwest (AAPNW)
Alsea Rural Health Care, Inc.
Community Action Directors of Oregon
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Elders in Action Commission
FOOD for Lane County
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Oregon
Mental Health Association of Oregon
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Health Action Campaign
Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force
Oregon Women’s Rights Coalition
RESULTS - Portland
ROSE Community Development
Tax Fairness Oregon

Church Women United in Pennsylvania
Citizens Budget Campaign of Western Pennsylvania
Citizens for Consumer Justice
Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Good Shepherd Corporation
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Harrisburg National Organization for Women (NOW)
Hearts and Minds
Institute for the Study of Civic Values
Just Harvest
Lehigh County Conference of Churches
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania
Lutheran Settlement House
Maternity Care Coalition
National Council of Jewish Women - Pennsylvania
Ni-Ta-Nee NOW
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Pennsylvania NOW
Pennsylvania Partnership for Children
People’s Emergency Center
PIRG Fuel Buyers
Presbytery of Philadelphia
Project H.O.M.E.
Sisters of St. Francis Advocacy Committee
Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God
Sisters of St. Joseph
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom - Pittsburgh
Women’s Law Project
Youth and Family Services

Rhode Island
East Bay Mental Health Center, Inc.
Marriage Equality Rhode Island
National Association of Social Workers - Rhode Island
Newport County Community Mental Health Center
Ocean State Action
Poverty Institute at Rhode Island College
Statewide Housing Action Coalition
YWCA of Greater Rhode Island

South Carolina
Harvest Hope Food Bank
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
South Carolina Community Action Program Association

South Dakota
Community Food Banks of South Dakota
South Dakota Peace and Justice Center

The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults
Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare
Tennessee Family Child Care Alliance
Tennessee Health Care Campaign
The University of Tennessee Families First Program

Center for Public Policy Priorities
Children at Risk
Congregation of Divine Providence
Daughters of Charity - Dallas
Housing Crisis Center
Houston Peace and Justice Center
Mosaic Community Church
National Association of Social Workers - Texas
National Council of Jewish Women - Austin Section
National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Dallas Section
National Council of Jewish Women - Texas State Public Affairs
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston
Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
Texans Care for Children
Texas Tenants’ Union
Woodland City Alliance of Tenants

Anti-Hunger Action Committee
Bountiful Community Food Pantry
Coalition of Religious Communities
Community Services Council
Crossroads Urban Center
Harm Reduction Project
OPTIONS for Independence
Salt Lake Community Action Program
The Mental Health Association in Utah
Utah Community Action Partnership Association
Utah Housing Coalition
Utah Issues, Center for Poverty Research and Action
Utah Poverty Partnership
Utahns Against Hunger

Addison County Community Trust
Bennington Coalition for the Homeless
Central Vermont Community Land Trust, Inc.
Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
National Association of Social Workers - Vermont
Sisters of Mercy of the Americans, Vermont Leadership Team
Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations
Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger
Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council, Inc.
Vermont National Organization for Women

Arlington Steering Committee for Services to Older Persons
Bay Aging
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
Charlottesville National Organization for Women (CNOW)
Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH)
Disabled Action Committee (DAC)
Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia (EFVA)
Foundations for Families
Goochland Powhatan Community Services
Infant/Toddler Family Day Care
Miriam’s House
National Council of Jewish Women - Virginia State Public Affairs
Oral Health Improvement Coalition of South
Hampton Roads Virginia
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
RESULTS - Charlottesville
RESULTS - Virginia Beach
Resurrection Catholic Church
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Rockbridge Area Community Services
Rush Homes
Senior Services of Alexandria
Tidewater Academy of Clinical Psychologists
Virginia Association of Community Services Boards (VACSB)
Virginia Center on Aging
Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Virginia NOW
Virginia Poverty Law Center
Virginia Quality Healthcare Network
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Voices for Virginia’s Children
Western Tidewater Community Services Board (WTCSB)

AIDS Housing of Washington
Capital Clubhouse, Thurston County
Children’s Alliance
Fremont Public Association
Interfaith Council
Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington State
NASW Washington State Chapter
Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance
RESULTS - Washington
Small Potatoes Gleaning Project
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Washington Association of Churches
Washington Association of Local WIC Agencies
Washington Citizen Action
Washington State Coalition Against DomesticViolence
Washington State Coalition for the Homeless
Washington State Food and Nutrition Council
WROC - Welfare Rights Organizing Committee

Hill Connections
Hunger Task Force, Inc.
Legislative Office of the Leadership
Conference of Religious Women of Wisconsin
Peace and Justice Center
Racine Dominican Sisters
School Sisters of Notre Dame - Office of Global Justice and Peace
St. Joseph Priory
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
Wisconsin Citizen Action

West Virginia
Daymark, Incorporated
National Association of Social Workers - West Virginia
Southern Appalachian Labor School
West Virginia AFL-CIO
West Virginia Citizen Action Group

St. Stephens Indian Mission
Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Spouse Abuse