Bread Blog: This Month’s Most-Read Posts
This month, Bread Blog's most-read posts include an update on immigration reform, a look at how a recent Bread advocacy push resulted in a huge food-aid reform victory, and an update on a harmful cargo-preference provision that would take food from 2 million people around the globe — thanks, in part, to your efforts, the Senate has rejected this legislation.
When it comes to saving lives, faithful advocates and Bread for the World staff spare no energy. Faithful advocacy continues to build the momentum to reform our government's food-aid programs and bring hope and help to millions of people in need. A large-scale advocacy push last month resulted in a victory that is worth celebrating.
The future of immigration reform hangs on whether or not the House can pass legislation in the next couple of months. The Senate passed its bill nearly a year ago. A number of representatives have been working behind the scenes, drafting different immigration bills, but now the House must turn that negotiating and drafting into legislating and acting. The coming weeks are critical, but offer an important opportunity for advocates to help advance reform.
Faith has the power to move mountains — or topple giants, as the case may be. Faithful advocates have not let special interests or politics deter them from pushing for reforms to U.S. food aid that can help feed millions more. Now, we can celebrate yet one more victory in the exodus to end hunger: Legislation that would increase transportation costs at the expense of food aid is currently absent in the Senate's Coast Guard bill.