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Friends and the Debt Ceiling

Published: May 19, 2023


Dear Friends,

The next two weeks in Congress will be full of drama.

On June 1, the U.S. is projected to hit its borrowing limit. Failure to raise the debt ceiling would be catastrophic for the global economy. To avoid this outcome, President Joe Biden is negotiating a deal with congressional leaders on the federal budget. What they decide could affect our ability to advance peace and justice for years to come.

The stakes are high. This is an important moment to make your voice heard.

Join me for a special virtual briefing featuring Sen. Raphael Warnock (GA), Ron Ferguson of Winchester Friends Meeting, and other faith leaders.

Wednesday, May 24
2:00 PM Pacific = 3:00 PM Mountain.
Click here to register.

This online event is an opportunity to learn more about what is being negotiated on Capitol Hill, the impact on our communities, and how you can influence the decisions being made by Congress.

Before lawmakers reach a final agreement, we have a window of opportunity to shape the debate. I hope you will join me on May 24 to learn more.

from Amelia Kegan, Friends Committee on Legislation