Bread for the World member Rick Steves, a travel writer and television host, celebrated by writing this piece for the Bread blog. His article is followed by reactions on Twitter by the anti-hunger community.
"Thank you for being a part of something so consequential and so good!" - @RickSteves https://t.co/78rOP24WEW #AdvocacyWorks #itwasagoodday— Bread for the World (@bread4theworld) July 6, 2016
Reprinted from Bread Blog
By Rick Steves
Together, we just made the world a better place!
Both chambers of Congress have now agreed on the Global Food Security Act with strong, bipartisan support!
The bill authorizes U.S.-led, long-term solutions for small farmers so that they'll be able to feed their families and communities for years to come.
When I urged my members of Congress to support the Global Food Security Act, I knew that I wasn't alone. All across this nation, Bread for the World members were speaking with one voice — a clear and caring voice of compassion. That is why I wanted to share this victory with you.
Thank you for your persistent advocacy and for your part in helping to pass legislation that means we share a world where there is less hunger and more prosperity. I'm calling my members of Congress to thank them for passing the Global Food Security Act. I invite you to do the same.
I've traveled enough to know that half of humanity is trying to live on $2 a day. American compassion like this — manifested in smart policy changes — goes a long way toward building a more peaceful and sustainable world. Can we afford to do this kind of good? Right now, we can't afford not to.
Thank you for being a part of something so consequential and so good!
Rick Steves is a travel writer, host of Rick Steves' Europe, and Bread for the World member.
Amazing news for small farmers across the world! #GFSA finally passed Congress and awaits the President’s signature. pic.twitter.com/wFvze7Qeaa— Oxfam America (@OxfamAmerica) July 6, 2016
Hooray! The Global Food Security Act (#GFSA) has passed to leave #no1hungry & fight #malnutrition pic.twitter.com/ey5VcwStfa— 1,000 Days (@ThousandDays) July 6, 2016
Statement by USAID Administrator @GayleSmith on the Passage of the Global Food Security Act https://t.co/UWIo9R04yD #GFSA #FeedTheFuture— USAID (@USAID) July 6, 2016
Huge news for the fight against #hunger: US Congress made history and passed the #GlobalFoodSecurityAct! #GFSA pic.twitter.com/K5rHtW9aLV— ActionAgainstHunger (@acfusa) July 6, 2016
Global Food Security Act passes! #GFSA is a win for the fight against hunger. #no1hungry pic.twitter.com/KeARo64mhB— CARE (care.org) (@CARE) July 6, 2016
Hooray for GFSA! The Global Food Security Act has passed: https://t.co/O0HBLEx1mY pic.twitter.com/YUjGZQCIwx— ONE (@ONECampaign) July 6, 2016