The ONE Campaign is also urging its constituents to contact their member of the House of Representatives to support this very important initiative.Help us pass the the Global Food Security Act with one final push! https://t.co/WR3IYkRsrw #No1Hungry pic.twitter.com/kBVgbsXLWw— Bread for the World (@bread4theworld) May 19, 2016
Rep. Michelle Lujan, who represents the First Congressional District in New Mexico, has already indicated strong support for the GFSA. Here's what she said in a letter to constitutents following the passage of the House version of the legislation (H.R. 1567).Ask your rep to support S.1252, the Global Food Security Act, to improve global food & nutrition security: https://t.co/g2zqTR94Fx— M.M.C. (@Monos33) May 19, 2016
"There is broad consensus that reducing global poverty and hunger requires accelerating growth in the agriculture sector. Recent studies suggest that every 1% increase in agriculture income per capita reduces the number of people living in extreme poverty by between 6% and 1.8%. Currently, more than 800 million people around the world suffer from chronic hunger and UNICEF estimates that 1 in 4 children is stunted as a result of adequate nutrition.
I strongly support the Global Food Security Act, which would authorizes several U.S. global food initiatives and authorizes $1 billion to carry out global hunger programs. It also requires the president to develop and implement a strategy to improve global food security, reduce chronic hunger and poverty, and improve nutrition."
This means she will almost certainly vote for S.1252 as it comes to the House floor. Still, we need to reinforce a request that she support the Senate measure and to thank her for her support of H.R. 1567. Bread for the World provides a link to email our representatives to urge them to pass the Global Food Security Act (S. 1252). Please contact Rep. Lujan Grisham or your own representative ASAP.