Urge the U.S. Senate to support healthcare for all
“We of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have an
enduring commitment to work for and support health care for all people as a
shared endeavor. Our commitment comes in grateful response to God’s saving love
in Jesus Christ that frees us to love and seek the well-being of our
social statement, “Caring for Health: Our Shared Endeavor (2003).”
ELCA social teaching urges us to love our neighbor by
advocating for access to basic health care for all and to participate
vigorously and responsibly in the public discussion on how best to fulfill this obligation. In a nation of great abundance, everyone should have access to
quality and affordable health care, no matter our income, gender or background.
Unfortunately, current proposals in Congress that are aimed at making our
health care system sustainable would attempt to do so at the expense of our
most vulnerable community members.
While not perfect, the Affordable Care Act makes obtaining
health insurance possible for millions of hard working families. But we can do
better. It is now the U.S. Senate’s turn to act on health care reform. We pray
for their leadership and urge our leaders to:
voice matters. Please tell the Senate to improve access to health care, not
tear it apart.
Thank you for your leadership and support on this critical
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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