Vote for AHNC priorities in Olympia; Join national Congressonal call-in day on Wed. 11/28

Vote for 2013 AHNC Legislative Agenda:

Remember to vote by Tuesday, Nov. 27 for AHNC’s legislative priorities in Olympia:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AHNC_2013_Leg_agenda_vote_online .

More information about each of these issues is included in the meeting notes from recent coalition meetings, as well as short descriptions online.

Action Alert:

Join the Lame Duck Session Call-in Day to Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Join anti-poverty advocates across the nation and call 1-888-743-1097. Ask to speak to your Senators and House Member(s) and convey this message:

I am calling [MEMBER’s NAME] to urge him/her to protect and strengthen SNAP (food stamps) and reject SNAP program cuts contained in the Senate Farm Bill and the House Agriculture Committee-passed bill.

When calling your Representatives, also ask him/her to co-sponsor House Resolution 760 opposing SNAP cuts. (Note: Rep. McDermott has already co-sponsored – you can thank him!)

Congress reconvenes on November 26 for the Lame Duck session. Budget negotiations will begin in earnest and it is expected that the Farm Bill will be included in any “grand bargain.” We must get Members to support SNAP by weighing in with House and Senate leadership and the White House insisting that any grand bargain not increase
hunger and poverty in this country.

PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR NETWORKS ASAP – ASK THEM TO JOIN THE NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY TO PROTECT SNAP!

Election Results

Check out this document to see current election results – more information about the elections is included in our meeting notes (see link in top section).

Legislator Forums on Revenue:

Spread the word and plan to attend 2 upcoming community forums hosted by legislators in communities around the state to highlight budget problems for upcoming session, potential strategies to raise revenue, and opportunities for constituents to get engaged:

Tuesday, Dec. 4 @ 6pm at Tacoma Community College (6501 S. 19th Street Room 11,
Tacoma)

Thursday, Dec. 6 @ 6pm at Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline)

Partner News:

The Children’s Alliance has launched its annual Member and Community Survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/kidsandcommunity

Please take a few minutes to tell them what’s important to you so they can learn more about what kids and families in your community need.

Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition’s Obesity Prevention Summit on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Shoreline Conference Center. For more info, see: copcwa.org

Save the date!

Friday, Feb. 22 is Hunger Action Day in Olympia – registration info coming in early
December.