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November 18, 2013
You are in a position to accomplish powerful advocacy for critical nutrition programs right now. The Farm Bill, an omnibus bill that dictates funding for food, farm, and nutrition programs over the next five years, is currently being conferenced by a committee of senators and representatives. This means that over the next few weeks, these members of Congress will work out the differences between...
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September 27, 2013
Dear Senator/Representative: As leaders of faith communities and organizations comprising millions of people from all walks of life across our nation, we are deeply concerned by the completely avoidable budget and financial crises we are fast approaching as a nation. Though Congress must pass the federal  budget, it belongs to every American.  This common fund formed of our combined tax...
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September 13, 2013
Following the defeat of the House of Representatives farm bill last June, House leadership divided the agriculture and nutrition titles of the farm bill into two separate pieces of legislation for another vote. The agriculture titles passed, and the House is now preparing to vote on the nutrition provision, titled the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. This bill will specify funding...
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August 15, 2013
The first two weeks of August recess have certainly been exciting! At rallies, vigils, and town halls across the country we have shown our faith by engaging our decision makers in the vital discussion of immigration reform and members have been listening. Whether you rallied in front of Speaker Boehner’s in Ohio, attended a town hall in Texas or Washington state or California, contacted...
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June 27, 2013
This week, after months of debate in the Senate and advocacy across the country, the United States Senate will vote on S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.   This historic legislation, if passed, will bring our nation that much closer to enacting the first comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1986. Drafted by a bipartisan...
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May 30, 2013
Immigration Advocacy Newsletter After a debate that spanned two weeks and saw 212 amendments considered, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744) passed out of the Judiciary Committee on May 21, 2013 with bipartisan support 13-5!   Your advocacy was vital throughout this process. Episcopalians and other people of faith across the country made...
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May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013   The Honorable Barbara Mikulski                                         The Honorable Richard Shelby Chairwoman            ...
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May 21, 2013
This week, the Senate considers a five-year Farm Bill that will have profound implications for hungry and malnourished people in the United States and around the world. Despite promising improvements in the Millennium Development Goals, an estimated one billion people still live on less than $1.25 each day, 870 million people are chronically undernourished, and 2.6 million young children die...