The Office of President-Elect Obama has created a web site, http://www.change.gov, with a place for all of us to e-mail our “vision for what America can be [and] where President-Elect Obama should lead this country.”
Please go to http://www.change.gov/page/s/yourvision and send the President-Elect the message below, or an equivalent message about ending hunger and poverty in the U.S. (and it is important that you also forward this e-mail to your networks so they can do the same and we can get the biggest possible response):
Congratulations on your election. My vision is a hunger-free America. I deeply appreciate your commitment to ending childhood hunger by 2015 and to cutting poverty in half. Please put the nation on a path to do that by: including a food stamp/SNAP boost as soon as possible in an economic stimulus package that addresses this and other critical human needs; investing added money in improving the child nutrition programs when they are reauthorized next year; and further improving food stamps/SNAP, child nutrition programs, the EITC and Child Tax Credit, the minimum wage and other essential supports so that the nation will achieve our mutual goals of eliminating hunger and dramatically reducing poverty.
# # #