GOOD NEWS!  OUR BREAD FOR THE WORLD LETTER WRITING HAS SUCCESS!  (September 2016 update)

 This past June members of our congregation wrote and sent to our legislators 72 letters as part of Bread for the World’s campaign to help end hunger at home and abroad.

CONGRESS TAKES ACTION.  THEN OBAMA SIGNS BILL INTO LAW:  THE GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY ACT OF 2016

One of the bills we wrote about, S 1252 known as the Global Food Security Act of 2016, had already passed the US House of Representatives in April by a vote of 370-33

About two weeks after we wrote our legislators, on July 6 this same legislation, S 1252, came to the floor of the US Senate. Continue

Bread Lobby Day and your letters….

So you went to Washington for Bread for the World’s Lobby Day. (Three from First Pres, one from Bridgeport and one from Cameroon did go.) Does this matter? In a word, “Yes!” There is a continuing, often vicious battle going on in our government over how our nation provides justice to people. You knew that already. That matters greatly. But along with that, and less well known, is that important bi-partisan work is being accomplished. You can make a difference and help move things along.
Rosa

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Representative Rosa DeLauro
More Lobby Day Pictures here
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Philippe Ambata, Ralph Jones, Vanessa Clayton, Cynthia Woodside, Rosa DeLauro, Brian Gray, Nancy Rupp in Representative DeLauro’s office

Here’s how.… Continue

Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters

Each year, thousands of churches from many different faith traditions take part in Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters. We will join the collective voice on Sunday, June 19th, Father’s Day, following the morning worship service in the Miller Gathering Hall.

Let us work together to urge Congress to support measures that help mothers and children get the nutrition they need for healthy and active lives. This year’s letters will ask Congress to support at least $230 million for international maternal and child nutrition programs in the Department of State foreign operations appropriations bill’s global health account.

Letter writing materials and addresses of our legislators will be available at the tables set up for letter writing.… Continue