Monday, April 27, 2009

Success on Capitol Hill

Last week, the President of The Borgen Project went to D.C. and met up with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, along with 80 other congressional offices. He spoke mostly to foreign policy L.A.s (legislative assistants) about the Global Food Security Act and the Newborn Child and Mother Survival Act. A majority of them were very supportive, and the overall response was positive. As they go on to present this info to the congressional leaders, hopefully we will see an increased list of cosponsors for the two bills. Throughout the next few weeks it will be important to keep calling our local senators and representatives to ensure that this poverty reduction legislation stands out from the thousands of other bills being presented. Find out more about calling your congressional leaders, and mobilize your friends to do the same!

Special thanks to Robin Moore Photography.