Tools for Success
The best resource for an Offering of Letters campaign is your passion and commitment to the issue. Share resources and inspire others, since it takes an organized and vocal grassroots to change the political will in Congress. We have all of the tools you need to ensure effective advocacy for the Offering of Letters and beyond.
The Web and Social Media
Bread for the World’s website, email, and social media tools will help you respond quickly to Congress throughout the year. Use these resources to stay abreast of the latest developments:
- Email and Action Alerts:
Bread’s action alerts are critical tools for building political will in Washington, D.C. When hundreds of constituents join their voices on an issue, they can often influence the outcome of votes in Congress. To sign up for action alerts, visit www.bread.org and fill out the email sign-up form. You can also visit our online action center at www.bread.org/act, where you can choose to write on any of the legislative issues affecting hunger moving in Congress at that time.
- National Call:
Register for our monthly discussion of current legislative priorities and actions with Bread for the World staff, activists, and special guests from coalition partners or Capitol Hill. To participate, visit www.bread.org/events and sign up for the grassroots webinar and conference call, or call your organizer for more information.
- Bread Organizers:
Stay updated on developments and resources by keeping in touch with Bread organizers. Find contact information for your organizer in this kit or at www.bread.org/contact.
- Bread Blog:
Read our blog for day-to-day updates, stories, and other Offering of Letters resources.
Published 12 times per year (six print editions and six electronic editions), the Bread newsletter covers issues and legislation that affect hungry people as well as the advocacy of our members. To subscribe, visit www.bread.org/newsletter.
- Social Media:
Use both Facebook and Twitter to publicly tell members of Congress to work to end hunger both at home and abroad.
If you don’t have easy access to the Internet, please contact your regional organizer and ask him or her to update you by phone or mail as information becomes available.
- Find Your Representatives:
Look up the names, addresses, and websites for your senators and representative.
The 2014 Hunger Report
As you prepare for the upcoming year of advocacy, be sure to read Bread for the World Institute’s Hunger Report, which provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it.
Your group may be especially interested in the report's Christian study guide, which invites participants to consider how they might take action in response to the issues discussed in the report. The study guide includes biblical reflections, discussion questions, a summary of the Hunger Report theme, and suggested activities.
Find the Hunger Report and study guide at www.bread.org/hungerreport.