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We did it! The Senate's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has failed, with 51 senators voting NO on the "skinny repeal" early this morning.
This is wonderful news — especially for those who need Medicaid the most. Millions of Americans stood to lose Medicaid if this bill had passed. But because of your persistent advocacy, people in need will continue to have lifesaving care.
I am so grateful for your efforts. You and your fellow advocates made thousands of phone calls and sent thousands of emails to Congress. You also set up meetings, showed up at town halls, and shared stories that let your members of Congress know who among us stood to lose the most from cuts to Medicaid.
And all of it worked! Three votes defeated this bill. We hope that Congress will now work together on a bipartisan bill that protects Medicaid and ensures all Americans receive the affordable health care coverage they need.
Together, our collective Christian voice can move mountains. Thank you for putting your faith into action time and time again. And thanks be to God, who guided us in this effort.
Rev. David Beckmann
President, Bread for the World
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Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.
Before the hurricanes, 1.5 million Puerto Ricans were food insecure. The child food insecurity rate was...
By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke
Ending hunger in the United States is within reach, explain Marlysa Gamblin and Margot Nitschke, in Getting to Zero Hunger by 2030...
A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.
Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.
Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.