Hunger Relief Advocate
Advocacy and Public Policy offers information on pending and active legislation related to hunger in America and Feeding America's public policy initiatives. Mobilizing the public, state and federal lawmakers, and the Administration to support legislative solutions to hunger remains a critical part of our mission and an important priority in our Strategic Plan. Here you'll find the latest legislative updates, network action alerts, and tools to engage your legislators and your community in the issue of hunger.
Hunger Advocate News for August 2012
Public Policy News
Our network has a critical opportunity to weigh-in with their Members of Congress in response to the recent House Appropriations vote that made significant cuts to TEFAP, CSFP, and WIC and the risk of significant cuts to nutrition in the budget deficit agreement being negotiated right now. While we still have time to influence Congress and show strong grassroots opposition to deep cuts to nutrition assistance programs, our window of opportunity is quickly closing.
What you can do to Help Protect Nutrition Programs
Contact your Member of Congress. This time represents a critical opportunity to have direct interaction with your Members of Congress, which research shows has the most impact on lawmakers. You can invite them to your food bank, set up an in-district meeting, or call their office and find out if they will be hosting a town hall or attending an event in your service area. Express your concern about proposed cuts to nutrition included in the budget resolution and the Agriculture Appropriations bill passed by the House and urge them to protect nutrition assistance programs in the Senate. See our talking points for more details.
Dial 1-866-277-7617 and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office. Don’t know who your Representative is? Look it up online: http://www.house.gov/htbin/zipfind or visit www.hungeractioncenter.org.
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