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WASHINGTON—The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 marks an important step forward for families and children, say clergy and leaders with Faith in Action, the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. 

By investing in environmental protections and increasing access to affordable health care, this legislation is an important piece of ensuring that millions of Americans – especially Black and Brown families – have a path forward to be able to thrive and live meaningful lives. 

“As people of faith, we are called to work in service of our most vulnerable siblings,” said The Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action. “The Inflation Reduction Act makes critical investments into our children’s future by investing in clean energy, reducing the cost of lifesaving medications, and assisting families with outrageous health care premiums. These measures will make an immediate impact on our everyday lives, especially Black and Brown families.

“However, the passage of this legislation must be the beginning – not the end – of congressional investment in young people. We are disappointed that critical initiatives such as the Child Tax Credit, which demonstrably raised Americans out of poverty when it was still being administered in 2021 through the American Rescue Plan, and necessary investments in child care were notably left out of the bill. We will continue to fight tirelessly to ensure our lawmakers are held accountable to the needs of the people and are putting forth legislation that builds prosperity in our most vulnerable communities,” continued Herring.

If you are interested in speaking further with Rev. Herring, please contact Heather Cabral at and 202-550-6880.


Faith in Action is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visit