In addition to the letter, which will be delivered today (Feb. 24) to the White House and the offices of Members of Congress, faith groups are running a full-page print ad in The Hill and an additional online ad at TheHill.com, showcasing the letter and its signers. The ad can be viewed here. The letter can be read here,
Among the signers of the letter are Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); the PC(USA) Washington Office is listed in the ad as supporting the call for healthcare reform. The letter was signed by more than 4,000 people of faith, 58 national religious organizations, more than 80 regional and state faith organizations, and 26 national faith leaders
Signers of the letters and other faith-based organizations have been advocating throughout the past year for healthcare reform that makes quality coverage affordable for all families. Activities included hundreds of prayer vigils and services across the country, a national call-in with President Barack Obama and faith leaders in August, hundreds of meetings with Members of Congress, thousands of phone calls to Members of Congress, and several sign-on letters from the faith community to Congress.
The letter was coordinated by the Washington Interreligious Staff Community (WISC) Health Care Working Group and Faithful Reform in Health Care.