Bishop Stanovsky says thank you to Senator Murkowski

Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky sent a letter on Monday to Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski thanking her for her recent vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Referencing the United Methodist belief that health care be understood as a basic human right as found in our Social Principles, the bishop encouraged the senator to continue to work with other members of Congress “to find a solution to the very complex problem of providing health care … for all the citizens in our United States.”

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    Rev. K. James Davis


    Bravo, Bishop Elaine! Thank you for your witness to our church’s social principles and to the Gispel of Jesus Christ. I, too, believe health care is a basic human right. I applaud your letter to Senator Murkowski.


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    Thomas Martin (ret)


    Elaine, I am very grateful for your comments to Sen. Murkowski. I remember so well the time you and I gathered with some youth at UPS, sat on the floor in a meeting room, backs against the wall, planning a Youth Empowerment rally with Cecil Williams of Glide Memorial (SF) . His words of challenge, risk and wisdom continue to be a rallying call for the church to be a faithful witness to Jesus’ reminder that we are called to love God with all that we have and are and our neighbor as ourself.


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