Local faith and community leaders are speaking out for justice.

On Tuesday, several advocates, including Mayor Joe Schember, gathered in Perry Square for the Erie Care Not Cuts Rally.

The rally centered around federal budget cuts to SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, housing, and other vital human needs programs.

Attendees voiced opinions about how cuts in the passed budget bill threaten to leave millions without housing, food, or healthcare.

The event was sponsored by the Network Advocates for Catholic Social Justice and Erie Network Advocates Team.