The Dignity of Work

A Statement from Maryland's Bishops

January 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recognize January as Poverty Awareness Month. In a statement titled The Dignity of Work, Maryland’s Catholic bishops call attention to the needs of the poor and the backbone of Maryland's workforce - the low-wage earner and working families, and urge their fair treatment. The Bishops' Statement was released in both English and Spanish.

Noting that legislation calling for just compensation and a healthy work environment will be prevalent this legislative session, the bishops urge "lawmakers to support final measures that will treat Maryland's workers fairly while sustaining local businesses and the jobs they provide."

Take Action: Maryland Education Credit

The Maryland Education Credit provides companies and individual businesses a 60% tax credit on donations to nonprofit Student Assistance Organizations. Those organizations in turn provide financial assistance for student expenses such as tuition, supplies, tutoring, transportation and special needs services. A business entity who donates may receive a credit of up to $200,000. TAKE ACTION NOW

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