We Can’t Stop Now! The shutdown is over, and we avoided economic catastrophe. The deal did not address the big budget decisions before Congress: sequestration and sustained funding for programs that address hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. The deal only created a new committee and a new deadline: Dec. 13 – another budget battle.

These budget decisions will determine whether millions of struggling children in the poorest villages around the world have access to regular meals.  Poor, working mothers in the United States may be denied critical nutrition assistance and prenatal care.  SNAP (formerly food stamps) continues to be in grave danger.  We cannot allow these programs to be defunded and we cannot let sequestration continue.

We are all tired of these manufactured crises.  We must go forward, pressing our elected leaders to choose wisely, act boldly, and move toward a day when no person goes hungry.

“You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them.” Psalm 35:10

Let your members of Congress know you expect them to pass a responsible budget that replaces sequestration with a balanced plan that includes revenues and smart spending cuts that won’t increase poverty.                                               Capitol Hill Switch Board 1-800-826-3688

Bread for the World New Orleans – (504) 864-7434 – Volume 2, #44 (2013)