Deans' Note August 15, 2021
On August 2, 2021 Vestry Member Jenna Kyle went to Washington, D.C. with the Poor People’s Campaign to support legislation that would benefit disenfranchised voters and low-income Americans. Jenna was among 1000 people present to gather for a rally and march - many of whom were faith leaders.
The Episcopal Church was one of the supporters of the action and the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign. Prior to the pandemic, there were 140 million poor and low-wealth individuals in this country. The number has likely increased greatly after the last year. The Poor People’s Campaign in its work speaks up for these individuals through activism, advocacy and policy change.
Jenna co-convenes the Los Angeles Poor People’s Campaign Faith Working Group which is a community for people of faith and morals to work towards social justice. Please contact the church if you would like to be connected.