CLBC Joins the CBC in Calling for a National Day of Prayer to End Poverty and Income Inequality

February 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) join the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) today at 10 A.M (1P.M. EST) in calling for a National Day of Prayer to End Poverty and Income Inequality in our communities.

 As millions of American families continue to live below the poverty line, and the gap between the wealthiest in our nation and all others continues to grow, the CLBC will stand in solidarity with the CBC to pray for the consciousness of America to be awakened and united against this startling and harrowing trend.

CLBC Chair and state Senator Holly J. Mitchell said, “As a Nation we cannot continue to stand by knowing that children are going to bed hungry because their families are living in deep poverty. This knowledge should, in the spirit of Dr. King, awaken in us a divine dissatisfaction; it should make us so uneasy that we are compelled to do something.”

The CLBC is asking that staring at 10 AM today, we develop a divine dissatisfaction against poverty and income inequality and pray for them to permanently disappear from our communities.