April 17, 2017
The US Budget is a moral document. As people of faith, we ask Congress to reject cuts to lifesaving programs and designate 1% for foreign assistance.
Sign this petition to Congress at Plymouth Sundays, 23 and 30, write a letter or use the digital option. Insert bread.org/eol into your browser. Input your name, address and zip code (and add a line or to personalize email) the system automatically emails both your senators and representative – three letters with the push of one button! Add a personal motivation for writing, story or fact to the email.
Sample letter: “Dear Congress People: Please Reject Budget Cuts that Increase Hunger & Poverty
The Trump administration's fiscal year 2017 and 2018 budget proposals include deep and disproportional cuts to critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. We are deeply opposed to such proposals that, if passed, would increase hunger and poverty around the world and in the U.S.
Right now, 20 million people are at risk of starvation due to famine, and near-famine conditions, in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria. U.S. foreign assistance funding, which represents less than one percent of the federal budget, means the difference between life and death for these people. Beyond saving countless lives, our own nation's security is benefited by alleviating suffering and decreasing poverty to create a more stable and prosperous world. These programs are critical to U.S. leadership in the world.
In the US, one in eight families struggle to put food on the table. Cuts to programs that address economic development in struggling communities or provide energy assistance to some of America's poorest families will increase hunger and hardship. As Congress works on the 2017 and 2018 budget and spending bills, we urge you, our elected Congress People, to reject cuts to both of these lifesaving programs.” –Adele Reynolds, Plymouth Peace Action Group