Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tell Congress and the President to make the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act a Top Priority Today!

Tell Congress and the President to make the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act a Top Priority Today!

How many of you have been in a similar position to the family described in this recent email from MOM'S RISING?

I know I have been in a similar situation.


Dear Kevin,

Nearly 17 million U.S. children (almost 1 out of every 4 children) faced hunger at some point last year.[1]

That is a staggering statistic. But for MomsRising member Yvonne, it's much more personal:

http://www.momsrising.org/

"My sister, the mother of 2 preschoolers, has track marks up and down her arms. Last July both she and her husband lost their jobs. Although they applied for every job they saw, she didn't find a job until late November--and then only a part-time one. My brother-in-law still hasn't found one. The track marks? My sister, my wonderful sister, gives plasma several times a week, earning $25 each time, in order to feed her family."

We can't let families like Yvonne's face this recession alone.



Since I write at times under the name ALONE, I feel especially asked to speak out.


I would bet that even in the best of times 17 million adults in America find themselves looking for work under the conditions described below--even in the best of times. Now that the USA government and economy have failed us even more in the last years, the situation is worse. I imagine that at least 40 million adults have been in a similar position in the last year.

Sarah Francis, of MOM'S RISING, asks us: "Will you help by asking Congress and the President to Will you help by asking Congress and the President to make the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act a top priority today? http://momsrising.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1018 http://momsrising.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1018 ?

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