Help end Hunger! Support a strong Farm Bill in 2018!
Soon the House and Senate will convene
a conference committee to resolve the differences between their respective 2018
Farm Bills. Now our work begins in earnest!
Our vision of the Farm Bill is one that
is faithful to caring for our land in ways that protect our resources and the
ecology for future generations, while ensuring rural communities continue to
flourish and thrive. “Through the calling of agriculture, farmers produce the
grain for our daily bread and the rest of our food supply” (Social Statement:
Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All) and helps us live into God's hope
for humanity, where as children of God, each of us can go through the day well
nourished, and living to our best potential.
God’s power is active through us. As Lutherans,
we know that “we are to love the earth as God loves us” (Social Statement:
Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope and Justice), we can be faithful to this call
by advocating for policies that care for God’s creation and assist our
neighbors as they seek their daily bread.
Your voice makes a difference. Contact your
Senators and Representatives and urge them to support the Agriculture
Improvement Act (S.3042), which:
Be sure to use ELCA
Advocacy resources to schedule an in-district meeting with your
legislators. The most important tools
you have, aside from your testimonies, include a Farm Bill 101 Factsheet, and a Leave Behind Document for you
to share with your legislator’s office. Should you have any questions, and an
interest in setting up virtual trainings for you and your congregations, be
sure to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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