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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Word on Capitol Hill is that Congress is Drafting a Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Now! Action Needed!


Three Actions to Take Today to Strengthen the Summer Nutrition Programs in Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR):

  1. Endorse The Summer Meals Act of 2015 (pdf) (S. 613, H.R. 1728) and The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (pdf) (S. 1539, H.R. 2715), by signing on your organization here.*
  2. Encourage your partners and network allies to endorse these bills to demonstrate local support and to make sure that these bills are included in the final CNR.
  3. Create buzz on social media by sharing photos of your summer meal sites and tagging your Members of Congress to ask for their support of #summermeals #SummerMealsAct and a strong #CNR2015.
Some Sample Tweets to Get You Started:

  • Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor important #summermeals legislation, incl bi-partisan #SummerMealsAct. Visit http://bit.ly/qQNSuy
  • Organizations! Help reach 1500 endorsements by July 15th in support of two complementary #SummerMeals bills http://bit.ly/1LfWE5c
  • Congress is working on #CNR2015. Visit a summer meal site to learn how important summer meals are to our children! http://bit.ly/1Gtsg2O

Visit the Advocacy Tools section of FRAC's website for more ideas on urging Congress to make good nutrition programs even better! Spread the word!