Edit: don’t give a single dime to these people. This isn’t exactly new, but it sure does get the noggin joggin.
NOTE: At the end of this article, we ask that you contact your bishop to demand that all members of Faith in Action be immediately and permanently banned from future funding from the CCHD.
[Lepanto Institution] The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) are funding an organized and direct effort to elect former vice president Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Faith in Action (formerly the PICO Network) is one of the most heavily funded organizations of the CCHD. The Faith In Action Network includes forty-nine organizations spread across twenty states. At least twenty-nine affiliates of Faith in Acton’s network receive funding from the CCHD, comprising more than $1.5 million in the 2019-2020 CCHD grants cycle. Each local affiliate of Faith in Action is a branch from the national organization, which means that every directive and action of the national organization is also the directive and action of the local groups as well. Those Faith in Action members receiving CCHD funds for 2019-2020 are:
Faith in Action Bay Area – $30,000 Faith in San Joaquin – $25,000 Inland Congregations United for Change – $75,000 LA Voice – $40,000 People Acting in Community Together – $25,000 Sacramento Area Congregations Together – $50,000 San Diego Organizing Project – $50,000 Together Colorado – $50,000 Faith in Florida – $40,000 Faith in Indiana – $40,000 The MICAH Project – $60,000 Brockton Interfaith Community – $65,000 Essex County Community Organization – $75,000 I Have a Future – $60,000 Massachusetts Communities Action Network – $65,000 Pioneer Valley Project – $75,000 United Interfaith Action of Southeastern Massachusetts – $50,000 Worcester Interfaith – $40,000 Michigan Faith in Action – $65,000 ACTIONN – $65,000 Granite State Organizing Project – $40,000 Faith in Essex County – $50,000 NM Comunidades en Acción y de Fe – $55,000 Alliance of Communities Transforming Society – $65,000 Faith in New York – $50,000 Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope – $65,000 VOICE – Buffalo, Inc. – $65,000 Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild – $65,000 Vermont Interfaith Action – $60,000
In 2016, the CCHD awarded the National PICO Network a massive grant of $500,000, which means that Catholic funding has gone to both local members of Faith in Action as well as the national organization.