Tuesday, February 17, 2009

AFSC hails economic recovery plan

The American Friends Service Committee applauds the passage by Congress of President Obama's economic recovery package and celebrates this collaborative achievement for the common good. We are deeply appreciative of the tens of thousands of people who made their voices heard in this process.

As an organization that works in communities across the United States and the world, we are keenly aware of the millions of people struggling, even before this recession, with job loss, housing and food insecurity, and lack of access to affordable health care. This legislation is an important first step in addressing the needs of those in our nation who feel this economic crisis most.

We welcome the spirit and substance of this recovery plan and President Obama's leadership in bringing it forward. We urge Congress and the Administration to take further steps to rebuild the economy from the bottom up and introduce reforms the put dignity and justice at the heart of the global economy.