Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Lobby Visit with One of our New Members of Congress

As part of Bread for the World's Beat 08 campaign, members around the country attended candidate forums and met candidates for Congress to bring up hunger- and poverty-related issues.

This effort continued past the Nov. 4 election, when members sought out the newly elected representatives to discuss issues important to our organization.

On Monday, Dec. 22, Bread member Jim Brown (pictured at right) met in Santa Fe with Rep.-elect Ben Ray Lujan, who will represent the New Mexico Third Congressional District.

Here is a short account of Jim's visit with Rep.-elect Lujan.

I was able to meet with Congressman-elect Ben Ray Lujan one-on-one representing Bread for the World.

After giving him some basic information about Bread and some brochures, I answered some questions which he posed about our organization. He did say that what we represent, fighting hunger and the many related causes and issues, was a subject of interest to him.

I said I would be in touch with the proper staff person on our issues once his office was fully set up. -Bro. Jim Brown, FSC
Speaking of our new congressional delegation, here is a great guest piece written by Julie Heinrich, wife of Rep.-elect Martin Heinrich, in the Democracy for New Mexico blog. The article gives us an overview of Rep.-elect Heinrich's busy work since he was elected to represent the New Mexico First Congressional District.

We look forward to following up with Rep. Lujan, Rep. Heinrich and the rest of our New Mexico congressional delegation on Lobby Day in mid-June (probably June 15).

1 comment:

Robin Stephenson said...

Fantastic. The New Mexico Bread Team is so great!!!! Nice job Brother Jim!