Take a stand against hunger on Bread for the World's Lobby Day
Right now, we’re at a critical point in the fight to end hunger – we have a chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of people.
Two issues are making their way through Congress in the next few weeks – immigration reform and food aid reform. We have a rare and important opportunity to influence both.
On June 9 and 10, Bread for the World members are coming together from all over the country to let Congress know where we stand.
Some will gather in Washington, D.C., and others will participate virtually, but all will be working toward a common goal: ending hunger.
It’s going to take our whole community coming together to really have an impact, so I hope you’ll be there with us.
Make a call today. Call 877-250-7533.
We know a loud chorus of voices makes our message more powerful, so thank you in advance for putting your faith into action..
Here's the message we're taking to Congress on Lobby Day:
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 who need it 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.
Do you live in the D.C. area? Want to join our efforts on the ground on June 10th? There's still time to register for Lobby Day.