Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA01.07.59
Passed by the 2001 Churchwide Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana.
To express appreciation to the New Jersey Synod for its concern for people with special economic need;
To continue the efforts of the Division for Church in Society, through the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, to advocate not merely to preserve but also to increase funding for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care programs, re-authorization of the Transitional Medicaid program, and maintenance of the Food Stamp Program as an entitlement program; and
To request that this church recommit itself to education about poverty and the role of government to help lift people from poverty.