Monday, June 16, 2008

CALL CONGRESS on Tues, June 17 (Bread lobby day)

From Bread for the World...
Join people from all over the country who are walking the halls of Congress on Tuesday, June 17, to speak up for hungry and poor people.

During Bread for the World's annual Lobby Day, hundreds of hunger activists from across the United States are visiting their members of Congress, asking them to increase funding for poverty-focused development assistance-- real programs that can make a significant contribution to improving the lives of the world's poorest people. Learn more about poverty-focused development assistance.

Let your voice be heard, too. Please call your members of Congress on Tuesday, June 17, and ask them to increase poverty focused development assistance by $5 billion in the fiscal year 2009 budget. Use this special toll-free number, and ask to be transferred to your senators' and representative's offices: 1-800-826-3688. Find out who your members are.

Talking points:

-In light of the recent hunger crisis, we must increase our commitment to programs that provide sustainable assistance to hungry and poor people.
-Poverty-focused development assistance is focused primarily on programs that reduce hunger, poverty and disease in the world's poorest countries.
-An additional $5 billion will help to ensure that the United States keeps the commitments we have made to world's most vulnerable people.

Thank you!
David Beckmann
Bread for the World

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