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What are the hottest issues in Congress this summer?

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By LaVida Davis

With a few common sense policy reforms, we can take two bites out of hunger this summer. It is possible to pass international food aid and immigration reform in 2014.

During the May grassroots webinar and conference call, our experts will tell you where legislation stands in Congress and how your voice can make a difference. Register for the Tuesday, May 20 webinar: Double Your Impact on Hunger: Food Aid and Immigration Reform in 2014. This month we will talk about:

  • A summer of immigration reform — why June and July are critical and who can move legislation forward in the House.
  • The outrageous possibility of Congress taking U.S. food aid from 2 million hungry people to benefit just a few shipping companies. A bill being considered in the Senate would do just that if we don’t stop it in the next couple of months.

Also, Bread for the World's biggest day of the year is less than 3 weeks away, and we want you to be a part of it! Each year at our National Gathering, participants spend an afternoon taking the faithful call to end hunger to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. But you don’t need to come to D.C. to join us. Register for the webinar and get a sneak peak at June's virtual lobby day.

This summer we must send shock waves across Capitol Hill that demand action. Reforms that can help millions escape hunger both here and abroad are within reach. With so much possible, are you ready to build the political will that will push us over the edge of history?

Register today for the May webinar. Submit your questions ahead of time to organizing coordinator Marion Jasin at mjasin@bread.org. And if you are new to Bread's webinars, check out our comprehensive how-to guide.

LaVida Davis is Bread for the World's director of organizing and grassroots capacity building.

 

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