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2013 Lobby Day

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Washington, DC

See a list of Lobby Day Meetings »

Can't participate in person? You can still join us! Call or email your members of Congress today. Tell them to protect SNAP and international food aid and replace sequestration with a balanced plan. Call toll-free: 1-800-826-3688.

 

 

Join us and make a real difference in the lives of hungry people.

Lobby Day offers a unique opportunity to communicate personally with members of Congress and their staffers in Washington, D.C.

 

► The day will begin with worship, providing an opportunity to reflect on God's call to justice and compassion for hungry people.

► Next, an issue briefing will give you the status of legislation related to the 2013 Offering of Letters, insights from key lawmakers, and tips on effective ways to communicate with Congress.

► In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to join others from your region and speak to your senators and representative, or their staff members, about current legislation affecting hungry and poor people.

► We will close the day with a reception and evening worship.

 

Shuttle buses will transport Lobby Day participants from the Mead Center to the various congressional buildings on Capitol Hill and then back to the hotels at the end of the day.

 

Watch a slideshow from our 2012 Lobby Day on our Flickr page.

 

Get Prepared: Lobby Day Resources

Bread’s 2013 Lobby Day will focus on urging Congress to:

►Protect our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program, SNAP (formerly food stamps) from cuts in the farm bill and, in addition, make effective reforms to international food aid in the farm bill, as a way to do more to address hunger

►Replace harmful automatic cuts to effective programs like WIC and international poverty-focused development assistance with a balanced approach to deficit reduction

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help prepare you for Lobby Day. We strongly encourage you to do some research on the impact of these proposed cuts before Lobby Day. The most important information you can convey to your members of Congress is the local impact of their choices.

These resources will be updated on a regular basis, so please check back frequently (Updated 6/5/13).

Materials from the Lobby Day Webinar (5/29/13)

  • Presentation Slides - Powerpoint or PDF
  • Presentation Audio (1 hour):

Background on SNAP and international food aid in the farm bill

Background on the impact of automatic cuts on hunger and poverty

Additional Lobby Day Resources


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