Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Action for IL residents: Call-in to Obama

From Bread for the World...
Although we were not able to win the type of commodity reform that we wanted this time around, the Senate's farm bill does make significant new investments to anti-hunger programs like Food Stamps. HOWEVER, we have discovered that these new investments in the Food Stamp Program are not secure and will be taken away in 5 years unless we act. This represents a false promise to millions of vulnerable Americans who will see their benefits expand in 2008, only to have the increase taken away five years later.

MESSAGE: Please call Senator Obama by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, January 25, at 1-800-826-3688. Ask the Senator to sign the dear colleague letter on farm bill nutrition funding that Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) are currently circulating. The letter urges leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to make sure the farm bill conference report includes permanent funding for nutrition programs at the higher Senate-passed levels. Click here to let us know you called.

[Note: This toll-free number will connect you to the Capitol switchboard, where you will ask to be connected to your senator’s office in order to leave your message.]

Calls completed by: 5 pm Friday, January 25.

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