Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and interfaith leaders from around the country on Thursday on the Capitol Hill East Lawn for the first national CBC Day of Prayer to End Poverty and Income Inequality.
East Bay clergy were represented at the event by Rev. Stephen of McHale of Christ Episcopal Church (Oakland, CA) and Rev. Diana H. McDaniel of Unity Church of San Leandro.
Local clergy all across the country stood in support of this occasion, and members of East Bay clergy gathered in Oakland at Allen Temple Baptist Church in solidarity.
“As millions families continue to live below the poverty line, and the gap between the wealthiest in our nation and all others continues to grow, it is more important than ever that members of the Congressional Black Caucus and interfaith leaders stand in solidarity to pray for the consciousness of America to be awakened and united against this startling and unconscionable trend,” said Lee.