MAZON Taking Action

article We Support: Letter from 62 National Organizations Calling for Secretaries to Extend Paid Sick Leave to Caregivers Mar 24, 2020

MAZON joined 62 national organizations in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar , Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, and Secretary of the Treasury Steve Menuchin asking that their agencies extend paid sick leave to include family caregivers for people with disabilities and older adults. Extending paid sick leave will allow millions of people to take the time they need to care for themselves or family members and slow the spread of the virus, lowering utilization of the health care system and ensuring that people with disabilities and older adults will be able to receive care when they need it.

article We Support: Letter Signed By 45 National Faith-Based Organizations to Congress on Priorities for COVID-19 Mar 19, 2020

MAZON joined 45 national faith-based organizations in a letter to Congress outlining the faith communities principles for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. MAZON and our partners call on Congress to prioritize the needs of people who are economically at risk and their families. We have a sacred and moral obligation to ensure adequate resources reach those who do not have the financial ability to weather this crisis.

article MAZON Leads Jewish Call to Protect Nutrition Assistance During Coranvirus Crisis Mar 18, 2020

MAZON and National Council of Jewish Women led 36 national Jewish organizations, and a group of 515 state and local organizations, and Jewish clergy from around the country in a letter calling for Congress to increase and expand access to federal nutrition assistance for low-income families in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

article MAZON Urges Prioritization of the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance Feb 28, 2020

MAZON issued a letter to the leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee and House Armed Services Committee, calling for the prioritization of the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This bipartisan proposal would address a longstanding shortcoming in military families—primarily lower ranking enlisted service members with multiple dependents—to endure the painful reality of food insecurity.

article We Support: Letter From the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination to USDA in Opposition to Implementation of Executive Order Feb 18, 2020

MAZON joined 36 organizations in a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture opposing the proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13831. This rule would strip away strip away religious freedom protections from people, often vulnerable and marginalized, who use government-funded social services; expand or create religious exemptions for faith-based providers; and create flawed rules for “indirect” aid programs that will harm the religious freedom of beneficiaries.

article We Support: Letter From the Coalition Against Religious Discrimination to HHS in Opposition to Implementation of Executive Order Feb 18, 2020

MAZON joined 36 organizations in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opposing the proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13831. This rule would strip away strip away religious freedom protections from people, often vulnerable and marginalized, who use government-funded social services; expand or create religious exemptions for faith-based providers; and create flawed rules for “indirect” aid programs that will harm the religious freedom of beneficiaries.