Writing to legislators also offers an opportunity to maintain contact and keep your issues on the front burner even when you cannot meet personally. Try to discuss only one bill or issue in a letter.
Unlike entitlements, there is no more funding available in case of a surge in unemployment or another situation where needs increase.
Budget Reconciliation Budget reconciliation is a legislative budget procedure that enables Congress to make sweeping changes to taxes and entitlement programs such as SNAP — formerly known as food stamps — Medicaid, and Medicare. Reconciliation bills have special fast-track privileges that allow them to be approved more quickly.
There is more information on budgets, our Offerings of Letters, and Bread for the World Institute materials on policy issues of interest. You can also find the Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit here and our new resources on hunger and climate writing a letter to a us senator.
We hope these resources will make it easier for you to urge your members of Congress to fully fund hunger, nutrition, and poverty programs in the fiscal year federal budget.
Our federal budget should reflect our values, and that includes helping to ensure that people in the United States and around the world get enough to eat. A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy.
Here is an excerpt from her blog post of September 9,sharing the reasons she joined the effort. I also knew that promoting the campaign would mean speaking more explicitly about my conviction that political advocacy is a vital part of Christian discipleship, as well as about my ongoing disagreement with the direction of our President and Congress.
Based on past experience, I could imagine how many critical emails I would receive. I woke last Saturday morning to the news of what had happened on Friday night and I knew the only appropriate response—for me, anyway—was fasting and prayer.
It was an easy decision, actually, since I was too sick to my stomach to eat and the only outlet I had for the deep grief I felt was prayerful lament. So, really, fasting and prayer was less of a choice than a necessity.
As the week has progressed, it has become increasingly clear that joining ForSuchATime is also less of a choice than a necessity. I need to join with a community of people committed to fasting, prayer and action on behalf of the vulnerable in our country and throughout the world.
I'll fast and pray for those facing the risk of physical hunger and for those making decisions that impact them. I'll fast and pray for increasing bipartisan condemnation of sinful and selfish attitudes and policies, and increasing bipartisan support for policies that support and protect the vulnerable.
I'll fast and pray about the hunger of spirit in our country—about the undernourished hearts and minds filled with ideologies that believe racism is okay, that white supremacy is justified, that differences of race, religion, culture or sexual orientation offer licenses to hate.
I'll fast and pray that my own heart will be broken ever more deeply for the vulnerable and marginalized.
I'll fast and pray that more Americans will adopt a consistent ethic of life that includes but is not limited to protecting the unborn. I'll fast and pray for my friends in the U. I'll fast and pray for women I've met in the Congo who are victims of horrific rape as a weapon of war, for displaced women I've met in Iraq who have been brutalized by ISIS, for Israeli and Palestinian women I've met working daily for reconciliation and peace in the Holy Land.
I'll fast and pray for persecuted Christians and for victims of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I'll fast and pray for Chicago, confessing that I've poured much passion, energy and time into people and places around the globe, and very little passion, energy and time into the city right next door, the city I blindly drive through on my way to somewhere else.
I'll fast and pray for bridge-builders, and for those who are so weary they can't find the energy to try to build another bridge. I'll fast and pray as an act of solidarity with the hungry, as a lament, as a necessary jolt to my comfortable way of living.
I'll fast and pray for boldness and discernment. I'll devote the day to learning from voices new to me, and determining what actions I can and should take, either politically or personally.
I'll end the day with the prayer that has so often changed the trajectory of my life: God, what is mine to do? Clearly, there is great need and great potential for transformation in our hearts and minds, in our personal relationships, in our leaders, in our policies, in our country.
I want to be part of that transformation—through fasting, prayer and action. Will you join me? Wakanda helps us envision new possibilities in advanced development of natural resources, wealth, and prosperity—not only for African nations, but for all nations.
It is a story about political will and resources for all. Unlike popular negative stereotypes and imagery of African nations, the portrayal of Wakanda uplifts the dignity and imagery of African peoples throughout the African diaspora.
This includes the development of advanced healing properties and practices, equitable relationships, and moral currency. In essence, Wakandans live out the vision of Acts 2 that promotes sharing within a community. In Wakanda, men and women are warriors and leaders who honor their parentage and ancestors.
This contributes to their sense of reverence, not only for their community, but also for strangers. Even in a time of struggle and battle, they fight with resolve to protect their people and their legacy.
The world often forsakes the positive contributions that African peoples have made and continue to make. Agricultural economies of the African continent are often not celebrated and encouraged even while outside nations and groups take advantage of the natural resources of African nations.
It inspires hope, which can be seen in the revival of urban and rural farming in Pan-African communities.How to Contact Your Elected Officials. Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders.
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How to Write a Letter to Your United States Senator. In this Article: Article Summary Planning Your Letter Drafting Your Letter Editing and Sending Your Letter Community Q&A Each state has two senators. Your senators vote on bills and approve or reject . Writing to a Member of Congress – the late U.S.
Senator Paul Simon, The United States is a republic, which means our democracy is based on representatives who act for us. How do these representatives know how to act? Here’s how to write a letter to your congressional delegation and let them know how you feel on key issues.
1. There may be times where it’s worth writing a Congressperson or Senator from another district or state. If you have issues that are very important to you, keep tabs on any Congressional action. Here you can find a list of every bill introduced in the House along with its current status.