Faith community push for compassion when crafting the state budget

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Members of Rhode Island's faith community will converge onto the state house Wednesday to urge lawmakers to spare the state's poorest residents while putting together the budget.

Marty Cooper is with the Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island. He says the message will be to govern with compassion.

"So that social services remain the same or are increased. So people could not be homeless, so that people would not go to bed hungry, and that people would have good health care," says Cooper.

The InterFaith Coalition is looking forward to meeting some of the new players on Smith Hill, Cooper says, including Governor Lincoln Chafee.

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