On February 9 we asked if you would commit to taking a few minutes out of your day to call your members of Congress about the Global Food Security Act. We want to say, Thank you! In a single day, more than 250 calls were placed, reaching more than 100 members of Congress in over 60 districts.
Every phone call makes a difference! We are happy to announce that we have word that the Global Food Security Act has traction in the House and we expect the bill to go to the floor for a vote soon! In case you are wondering what this means, here is our guide to how a bill becomes a law:
Again, we just want to say, thank you because it truly is the voice of advocates that help move legislation forward. One in nine people around the world do not have enough food to eat—the Global Food Security Act can help change this, and you are impacting the way members of Congress look at this bill.
If you have not made a phone call, it is never too late! Click here to ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Global Food Security Act.
Photo: © 2010 World Vision/ photo by Justin Douglass