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NCC Hosts Policy Roundtable, Issues Call to Action
Congressman Jim Clyburn was one of the speakers who addressed NCC’s first Policy Roundtable. Photo: NCC, Charles Matthews Photography
On Wednesday, NCC hosted a Policy Roundtable in conjunction with its Spring Governing Board Meeting. The Policy Roundtable engaged dozens of member communions, policy experts, and advocacy leaders in dialogue about policy matters of concern and identified how we can collectively advocate and act in a greater way to live and serve “…as a community of communions called by Christ to be visible unity sent forth in the Spirit to promote God’s justice, peace and healing in the world.”  The policy roundtable featured several high-level speakers, including Assistant Democratic Leader, Congressman James E. Clyburn (SC), Amelia Kegan, Associate General Secretary, Policy and Advocacy, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Rev. Adam Taylor, President, Sojourners, and Rev. Stanley Jenkins and Prince Solace, Lansing Reparations Representatives. The Policy Roundtable addressed key policy issues advocated by the NCC and covered in our weekly legislative update, including the debt ceiling, farm bill reauthorization, and reparations. Action items derived from the roundtable include writing letters and making phone calls to lawmakers, submitting op-eds to local newspapers, and building relationships with members of Congress. To engage in the action, join NCC’s upcoming Call Your Legislators Campaign to Protect Social Safety Net Programs. Sign up for NCC’s Call Your Legislators Campaign here.