Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Unanimous: U.S. Senate likes Bread for the World

On May 21 of this year, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) introduced a resolution in the Senate (S. Res. 157) recognizing Bread for the World, on the 35th anniversary of its founding, for its faithful advocacy on behalf of poor and hungry people in our country and around the world.

Eleven senators co-sponsored S. Res. 157 before it reached the floor on June 2.

Result: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

It's unanimous: The Senate likes us!

Speaking of Bread for the World's birthday, I'm really looking forward to the 35th anniversary dinner on Monday, June 15. The keynote speaker is Maria Otero, president of Accion International.

Maria was chair of Bread for the World's board of directors during most of the years when I was a member of that deliberative body.

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