We stand up, so those in need can sit down. That’s what it means to make room at the table. At EHC! we stand up and speak out. And we need your help to advocate and ensure CT residents in need of food assistance can and do get it.
You can be an anti-hunger advocate
HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO CREATE BUZZ AND BUILD SUPPORT:
Call, e-mail or write your Federal Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen, State Senators and State Representatives.Let our Legislators know what it is that concerns you. Legislators always appreciate hearing from, and being kept informed by, constituents – that’s you!Here are some suggestions:
Talk to the Representatives about hunger in your community.
Ask them not to cut the programs that help the hungry – any cut or added cost to low-income people will affect their ability to buy food.
Urge them to support increased funding and increased awareness of the problem of hunger in Connecticut – including the access to food stamps and other federal food programs.
Make sure to thank him or her for their time.
Who are my federal and state legislators?
You can find this information out at www.vote-smart.com, or at http://www.cga.ct.gov/, call your Town Hall, or call End Hunger Connecticut! at (860) 560-2100 to find out.
Write a letter to the editor in your local paper.One of the best ways to get your point across is to write a letter to the editor. Many people in your community read the letters and yours has the potential to create real substantive change! Letters to the Editor should be short and to the point. The letter does not have to relate to a story that was recently published in the paper, just relate to what is going on in your community.
Where do I send my letter?
Look at the Editorial page in your newspaper and you will find what you need to know to get your thoughts sent to the paper. As a general rule, newspapers need your full name, address and phone number to ensure they can contact you.
Don’t forget to send a letter to your local weekly paper.Lots of people read them, and are very interested in what’s going on in their specific community.Let them know!
Call a local radio show.Engage the announcers in what’s going on these days. The more there is talk about the issues – the more attention is paid to them.
Talk to everyone you know! Attend local events.At home or at events like a fair, at a parade, or community events are all great places to talk to people about the hunger and poverty issues in our state! You can meet your elected public officials and tell them what’s on your mind. Build the buzz and get the attention that will bring much needed change to your area!
HOW CAN I HELP END HUNGER IN CONNECTICUT?
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