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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 11:22 PM
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14 Democratic Congresswomen Will Fast To Protest Against Budget Cuts For Hungry Women And Children
Edited on Wed Apr-13-11 11:24 PM by democracy1st
In response to the severe budget cuts that would disproportionately target the poor and the hungry at home and abroad, 28 Members of Congress are joining 35,000 Americans in former Congressman and Ambassador Tony Halls Hungerfast an effort launched March 28 to demand that the budget deficit not be balanced on the backs of the vulnerable. In protest of the severe cuts being proposed to poverty-focused international assistance programs which largely hurt women and girls globally who represent 60 percent of the hungry worldwide, 14 Democratic congresswomen will fast this week:

Fasters are demanding that the budget deficit not be closed by slashing programs targeting the vulnerable at a time of economic distress. In particular, Women Thrive co-launched this effort to draw attention to the severe cuts being proposed to poverty-focused international assistance programs, which will largely hurt women and girls globally. Women are the majority of the poor and 60 percent of the hungry worldwide.<...>

The women members fasting this week are Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Susan Davis (D-CA), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Laura Richardson (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)



http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/13/women-fast /


HungerFast.org is a campaign of those committed to fasting and prayer to protect vulnerable people from budget cuts that lack conscience. Join us!In 1993, Congressman Tony Hall fasted for 22 days in response to budget cuts that would have had a devastating impact on poor people at home and around the world. Today, nearly 20 years later, Tony Hall is fasting again, provoked by similar budget cuts currently under consideration by Congress. Click here to join him in fasting and prayer.

http://hungerfast.org /


The Day -- Moby and MoveOn Protest Budget Cuts on the Poor

http://youtu.be/Y4Z2csf30PY
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 11:29 PM
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1. Maybe they can do something substantial instead?
say, sponsor a repeal of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (aka the corn ethanol mandate), a major driver of high food prices?
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