Over one billion people -- one in every six -- are suffering from hunger, a problem that will only get worse as climate change makes weather less predictable and farming more difficult. Women and children are often the hardest hit by hunger.
In 2009 alone, hunger and malnutrition contributed to the death of more than 3 million children. No one should have to go hungry, and we have the tools to improve global food security.
But without the voices of people like you, Congress won't act.
Tell your senators to help pass the Global Food Security Act. .
One billion people - one in every six - currently suffer from hunger, a problem that will only get worse as climate change makes weather less predictable and farming more difficult. Women and children are often the hardest hit by hunger. In 2009, hunger and malnutrition contributed to the death of more than 3 million children.
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That's why I'm asking you to show your support for the Global Food Security Act (S.384), and sign the Dear Colleague letter initiated by Senators Lugar and Casey and addressed to Senators Reid and McConnell.
The Global Food Security Act will help strengthen US commitment to fighting hunger throughout the world. Specifically, it will:
-Focus greater US development assistance on comprehensive efforts to address food insecurity abroad
-Fund-long term investments in food security, agriculture, social safety nets and interventions to improve maternal and child nutrition
-Bolster support for higher education institutions researching agricultural issues that matter to poor farmers
-Improve US emergency response capacity to address food emergencies
Please show your support today by signing the Dear Colleague letter on the Global Food Security Act (S.384). I pledge my energy and resolve to help you in these efforts.
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