Support Faithful Advocates on Capitol Hill Today
Today, faithful advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., for Bread for the World's Lobby Day will go to Capitol Hill and take a stand against hunger.
Two issues moving through Congress right now could have a huge impact on hungry people both in the United States and abroad. The Bread members gathered today will be talking to their legislators about both immigration reform and reforming U.S. food aid.
- Pass immigration reform without delay! Immigration reform will reduce hunger by ensuring immigrants receive fairer wages and work in better conditions. Our Christian faith calls on us to welcome the stranger, and with Congress’ attention already turning to the November elections, the window for a vote on major legislation is closing quickly. Congress must act now to provide a path to legalization and citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
- Reject changes to food aid that hurt the hungry! An obscure provision before Congress would change the transportation requirements for U.S. food aid in a way that would make the process of getting food to people in need slower and more expensive. Two million people would go without lifesaving food aid just to pad the bottom lines of a few powerful shipping companies, and that’s not right. Congress must reject any action that increases transportation costs for food aid and support common sense food-aid reforms. A new piece of legislation introduced in the Senate, the Food for Peace Reform Act (S.2421), would increase the flexibility of the program and prevent inefficiencies from harming those it was meant to help. We are asking senators to cosponsor S.2421.
With hundreds of Bread members coming to Washington just as these issues are being debated in Congress, we have a huge opportunity to effect change. But we need our entire Bread community — including you — to really have an impact. We need to make sure Congress hears a loud chorus of Christian voices. You don't have to be here in person to join us! Participate virtually by calling 877-250-7533. You'll receive special instructions from Bread for the World President David Beckmann, and then you'll be connected to your members of Congress.
Dial 877-250-7533 now to be automatically connected to your federal officials to advocate for food aid and immigration reform.
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