Hunger Advocate Newsletter – Issue 1

Welcome to the first issue of the Hunger Advocate, the newsletter for hunger issue and advocacy updates. We invite you to read more about the issues that are impacting hunger in America and what’s being done to help.

http://www.hungeractioncenter.org/issue1/

Read more about the Hunger Action Center and hunger advocacy.

Your voice in the debate can make a difference.

Advocacy plays an important role in the policy decisions that are made every day. Through the Hunger Action Center, you’re able to fight hunger by communicating with policymakers who can help us reach real solutions.

Read more about our advocacy program and our legislative priorities.

Across the country, more and more Americans are seeking food assistance in the face of rising prices for food and fuel:

Our food banks report an average 15 – 20 percent increase in visitors compared to a year ago.

90 percent of our food banks say that food prices are causing higher demand for assistance.

83 percent of food banks say they are having trouble meeting new demands for support.

Read more.

America’s Second Harvest is actively supporting legislation and policies that can help fight hunger in our communities. We are encouraged by the recent victory we experienced on the Farm Bill when Congress overrode the President’s veto, and we continue to push for legislative action that would:

Secure adequate funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Improve the Food Stamp program.

Read more about the status of this legislation.

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About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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