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In-person meetings are the most influential way to communicate with your members of Congress about issues that will end hunger. Fortunately, your members of Congress provide frequent opportunities in the form of town forums during in-district work periods. Contact your lawmaker’s local office and ask when the next event is scheduled. To learn more, download our guide to Effectively Using Public Meetings to Engage with Members of Congress.
With enough advance notice, you can also schedule meetings with members of Congress when they are home. The next congressional recess begins Feb. 20. Another in-district work period is scheduled for the weeks of April 10 and April 17. For tips on how to schedule a meeting read: How to Conduct an In-District Meeting with a Member of Congress (or the Staff).
Have you met with a new member of Congress? We would love to hear about it. Tell us about your experience using the field report form.
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. ET
Join us for an informative webinar and also find out how your advocacy can drive change in the coming months. This month we’ll preview of the 2017 Offering of Letters: Doing Our Part to End Hunger.
This email newsletter updates Bread for the World activists on hunger-related happenings in Congress. It is produced weekly while Congress is in session.
Carlos Navarro, who joined Bread for the World more than 30 years ago and has been committed to ending hunger ever since, leads our efforts in Albuquerque, N.M. Navarro organizes a yearly workshop designed to introduce the Offering of Letters to local church leaders and anti-hunger activists.
Navarro has scheduled an Offering of Letters: Doing Our Part to End Hunger workshop for March 11. The workshop will teach participants how to conduct a successful letter-writing event, and also how to have an effective meeting with congressional members.
In advance of the panel, Navarro asked New Mexico Bread activists for tips and recorded them in a post on the Bread New Mexico Blog. Asked how to prepare for a visit to your congressional office, Bread member Ellen Beulow said:
"Preparing is half the journey. Bread webinars are great places to learn about issues. The Offering of Letters kit pinpoints why and how to write our congressional representatives. However, to speak to staffers about that issue, we need to gather some personal stories in our community...It’s important to keep conversations concise and to the point while giving perspective on needs in New Mexico."
Ellen and her husband Larry will travel to Washington, D.C., for Bread’s annual Lobby Day, Tuesday June 13. To increase the impact of their advocacy, Navarro and others will schedule in-district meetings with congressional staff to coincide with the couple’s Capitol Hill visits.
Our work to end hunger is powered by the passion and talent of our activists across the United States. We are louder when we organize and stronger when we take advantage of the wealth of knowledge our members have accumulated in over 40 years of advocacy.
If you need tips or have questions about organizing an Offering of Letters workshop in your region, contact email@example.com or call 800/822-7323.
"Preparing is half the journey.
Bread webinars are great places
to learn about issues."
The Activist Tool Kit is intended for new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists. It provides a set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
It's ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists. Form your own toolkit by printing out some or all of the sheets in the kit.
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Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
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