Join us for Lobby Day 2012
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Lobby Day is a unique opportunity to use your voice to communicate personally with members of Congress and their staff.
Join us on Tuesday, June 12 to make a real difference in the lives of hungry people.
Last year, more than 320 Bread for the World members and friends from 37 states came to Washington, DC, to participate in Bread's annual Lobby Day. They met with members and staff in 230 congressional offices.
In these meetings, they urged their senators and representatives to create a Circle of Protection around funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the United States and abroad.
On June 12, our Lobby Day message to members of Congress will be to create a circle of protection around funding for programs that are vital to hungry and poor people in the U.S. and around the world.
In light of proposed deep cuts to programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly food stamps), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and poverty-focused foreign assistance, we will raise our collective Christian voice on behalf of the children and families who will suffer the consequences of these cuts.
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 Offering of Letters, insights from key lawmakers, and tips on effective ways to communicate with Congress.
Then, in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to join others from your region and speak to your own member of Congress or his/her staff on current legislation impacting hungry and poor people.
We will close the day with a reception and evening worship.