Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Surgical Mask Project Continues to Collect Stories and Voices of People of Faith Calling for Health Care Reform

The Surgical Mask Project is an opportunity for anyone who wants to share their stories or any thoughts about the health care system with the faith community and our representatives in Congress. The Surgical Mask Project is traveling around the state of Nebraska, visiting faith communities and inviting folks to write their words on surgical masks. Associate Pastor Debra McKnight of First United Methodist Church in Omaha introduced this creative project in August at the Interfaith Vigil for Just Health Care Reform.

Contact Noel nandersen@iwj.org or Kara kstockdale@iwj.org if you would like to bring the Surgical Mask Project to your faith community!
Students at Creighton University, a Jesuit Catholic institution in Omaha, write their stories on masks and sign petitions to Senators Johanns and Nelson calling for Health Care Reform.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

IWJ Leaders Meet with Senator Nelson on Affordable Health Care Reform

October 20th Rev. Jane Florence of the First United Methodist Church, Rev. Frederick McCullough of St. John AME and Rev. Brian Maas of First Lutheran of Lincoln joined IWJ Organizer, Kara Stockdale, on a delegation to Washington D.C. where they met face to face with Senator Nelson and Senator Johanns about the importance of having an affordable reform that will serve low-income families. These faith leaders spoke to their representatives on behalf of so many who are left out of health care because of their socio-economic situation. Together we have lifted up the concerns of the marginalized through the faith voice.

Rev. Jane made Nebraska news, see the below link.