Bread 2011 May Congressional Update

May 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

Deep cuts in anti-hunger programs win supports in Congress.

Congress Must Protect Hungry People
Bread for the World is deeply concerned about House proposals to drastically cut funding for safety-net programs such as WIC and food aid.
A God of Liberation
Rev. Gary Cook reflects on the Exodus story and God’s call for Moses to help his people.
Hungry People Overseas Hit Hardest by Proposed Cuts
A proposal passed by the House would eliminate food aid for 15 million refugees and school meals for three million schoolchildren in poor countries—almost overnight.
‘Bring the Kingdom of Heaven to This Earth’
Katie Gerry describes her experiences at Bread’s Lobby Day and the impact of her Catholic faith on her advocacy.
Reconnecting: Bangladesh in 1976 and 2011
Bread President David Beckmann finds reasons for hope on his return trip to northwest Bangladesh, where he worked in 1976.
The Federal Budget: Myths and Realities
How useful are cuts to programs for hungry and poor people in reducing the budget deficit? Shouldn’t low-income people sacrifice along with everyone else? This issue’s background paper considers six common budget myths and how advocates can respond.
Act Now!
Urge your members of Congress to stand firm against budget cuts to programs for hungry and poor people.
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