Ending hunger in America is not just about developing and implementing strategies to advance our mission. Sometimes it’s trying to stop the problem from getting bigger. Today, we are asking our supporters to call their Members of Congress for this very reason.
This week, the House and Senate are expected to vote on budget resolutions that would attempt to balance the budget in 10 years. Balancing the budget is certainly a laudable goal, but when Congress tries to do it by cutting programs that our clients rely on—programs that advance our mission—we feel the need to say something. The budget should be balanced without putting the burden on low-income Americans.
Today we are organizing a national call-in day, asking anyone who believes in a hunger-free America to call their Members of Congress and urge them to oppose any attempts to cut hunger-relief programs in the budget. It’s so easy to forget what these programs actually do—put meals on the table and help people get on the path out of poverty. I believe that is worth fighting for, so I will be calling Congress today.
Below are instructions on how to call your Members of Congress. We hope you can join us today.
Call Congress Today!
Calling Congress is easy. Here's how:
Be sure to dial back in and speak with both of your senators and your representative.
Brett Weisel is the Director of Government Relations & Advocacy for Feeding America.Tags: Hunger in the News , Advocacy