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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 5,502
Sponsored by: CARE USA

Thanks to the efforts of CARE supporters like you, reforms included in the 2014 Farm Bill mark significant progress in the effort to modernize U.S. international food aid for the 21st century. But our work is not finished.

With the International Affairs Budget at constant risk of devastating cuts, we need the Foreign Affairs Committee to know that we support feeding hungry men, women, and children — and doing it more effectively.

These food aid programs have fed billions of people in poverty and crisis since the 1950s. We need to ensure that we continue to make these critical programs more cost-effective and supportive of local, small scale farmers — many of whom are women.

We can't let this life-saving work stall — not when so many depend on it.

Tell the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, to support a strong International Affairs Budget, including a strong investment in international food aid programs. Let them know that you want their support for modernizing our food aid system for the 21st century: a food aid system that supports women and their families in poverty efficiently and effectively.

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To whom it may concern,

CARE's decades of work in emergency food assistance have shown us the importance of using the most efficient and effective response to meet the needs of women, men, and children during a crisis.

Congress made notable progress in the 2014 Farm Bill, increasing the flexibility of the U.S. government and partners like CARE to buy food locally when it can be cheaper and faster to respond to a food crisis and to rely on cash to support non-emergency programs instead of shipping and selling U.S. food in local markets, where it can undercut the same small-scale farmers that programs are designed to support.

These reforms to the U.S. international food aid system are significant and important. And in a time of constrained budgets and increasing needs, programs must be as efficient and effective as possible. I am proud that Congress recognized the need to improve on these decades-old programs, and I am in favor of a strong investment in them. I ask that you support robust funding levels for these programs, particularly at a time when humanitarian needs are rising.

More can be done to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our food aid system, and I will continue to advocate for efforts to more efficiently help people living in poverty worldwide. Please ensure we have a 21st century food aid system by supporting food aid reform.


Petition Signatures

Jul 29, 2014 Sverrir Gestsson
Jul 29, 2014 Pauline Lock People need to eat! It is simple!!!!!
Jul 29, 2014 Hannah Angiulli
Jul 29, 2014 Maureen Sladdin
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Jul 29, 2014 Shirley-Ann Asselta
Jul 29, 2014 Carina Lopez
Jul 28, 2014 Carola Roy
Jul 28, 2014 Barbara Tomlinson
Jul 28, 2014 Patricia Caballero
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Jul 28, 2014 dana forbes
Jul 28, 2014 Lisa Mahan
Jul 28, 2014 Helen Luthwood
Jul 28, 2014 Doug Brewer I hope this goes through
Jul 28, 2014 Autumn Richardson
Jul 28, 2014 Mary Di Pietro
Jul 28, 2014 Krystal Weilage
Jul 28, 2014 Kate Odell
Jul 28, 2014 Bren Beard
Jul 28, 2014 Donna Brown
Jul 28, 2014 Roberto Angarita
Jul 28, 2014 zoe florence
Jul 28, 2014 Leila Mota
Jul 28, 2014 Christian Brandfass
Jul 28, 2014 Lania Marta
Jul 28, 2014 GARY GERSIN
Jul 28, 2014 Robin Meredith-Kramer
Jul 28, 2014 Susan Curry
Jul 28, 2014 barbara nowakowska
Jul 28, 2014 Doug LaMont
Jul 28, 2014 Victoria Pitchford
Jul 28, 2014 Karen Sullivan
Jul 28, 2014 Gertrud Bessai
Jul 28, 2014 Janet Blocker
Jul 28, 2014 R. Denis Cole
Jul 28, 2014 Deb Lincoln
Jul 28, 2014 Deb Lincoln
Jul 28, 2014 Marsha Heinrich
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Jul 28, 2014 Janie Mathews
Jul 28, 2014 Vivien Green
Jul 28, 2014 Helen Sciberras
Jul 28, 2014 Susanna Nylander
Jul 28, 2014 Paula Morgan
Jul 27, 2014 Laurie Bynum
Jul 27, 2014 Lynn Juozilaitis
Jul 27, 2014 Donna Gleaves
Jul 27, 2014 Gaby Nunes

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