A Ministry of the ELCA - Supported by World Hunger

Hunger

ELCA World Hunger offers a vast amount of educational resources.  Click onto ELCA World Hunger’s Education Page  Thank you for donating generously to ELCA World Hunger

Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin – a general presentation on hunger, poverty, and advocacy LOPPW Power Point Presentation

Update Request to Oppose Food Benefits Time Limits

Other Resource on Hunger and Poverty                                                                                       Food Research & Action Center (FRAC):  www.frac.org

Find a Food Pantry – National online directory of food pantry locations

For Seniors:

  • Senior Hunger Guide – Fact sheet on senior hunger with multiple resources such as MoW and other assistance programs
  • AARP Foundation – Offers volunteer opportunities to assist low-income seniors

In Wisconsin                                                                                                                               Institute for Research on Poverty (based at UW-Madison)  www.irp.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Council of Churches Hunger at Our Doorstep: A Study Action Guide for Wisconsin Congregations from the Wisconsin Council of Churches  Learn More

A thank you from our ELCA Office of Advocacy.  LOPPW thanks you too!

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Bishops’ Farm Bill Letter for Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (9/19/2018):

Wisconsin                                                                                                 

Senator-Tammy-Baldwin                                                                     

Senator Ron Johnson

District 1  Rep. Paul Ryan                                                                   

District 2  Rep. Mark Pocan                                                               

District 3  Rep. Ron Kind                                                                     

District 4  Rep. Gwen Moore                                                               

District 5  Rep. Sesenbrenner                                                             

District 6  Rep. Glenn Grothman                                                       

District 7  Rep. Sean Duffy                                                                   

District 8  Rep. Mike Gallagher     

Michigan                                                                                                     

Senator Debbie Stabenow                                                                   

Senator Gary Peters

District 1  Rep Jack Bergman

ICBPP WI Fact Sheet

ELCA Study Guide: Farm Bill Brings Lutherans Together

December 2018 Update on the Farm Bill

 

We support the senate version of the bill and not the House version.  We hope for continued bipartisan efforts that the senate demonstrated to ensure a healthy farm bill that will continue to help struggling people to get enough food.

Some talking points (thank you to Feeding Wisconsin for most of these points):

·       SNAP helps people struggling to get enough food; people working hard to make ends meet

·       Keep SNAP effective and efficient; keep SNAP working

·       SNAP helps seniors, children and veterans

·       Any fraud is unacceptable and there are already aggressive and high-tech efforts to root out fraud at the federal and state levels.  The small changes made in the senate version of the bill are fine.

·       There are already strict work requirements in SNAP and the new work requirements place arbitrary time-limits that make it harder for people to search for work

·       SNAP is a vital program that helps people in America get enough to eat

Note:  We need to see who is appointed to the conference committee to help inform what aspects of the two versions of the bill to create an advocacy plan around.  I’m out of pocket but trying to pay attention.  I think it is safe to say, “we support the senate bill over the house version and will work to ensure that the Senate bill is as strong a bill for vulnerable communities.”

Immigration and Refugees Alerts:  Two Immigration Bills

NFORMATION FOR CURRENT SPECIAL SESSION PUBLIC BENEFITS BILLS:  2018 Special Session Bill on Public Benefits