Deadline at NOON: Sign Letter to Secretary of Veterans Administration reporting out on food insecurity among nation’s veterans

On November 1, 2017, the Veterans Administration (VA) personnel began asking questions about food insecurity among VA members. Prior to VA-wide implementation last week, these food insecurity screenings were formulated, created, and piloted by the
Ensuring Veteran Food Security Workgroup that convened expert staff from the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DOD), and the VA.

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Sign Letter to Secretary of Veterans Administration reporting out on food insecurity among nation’s veterans

On November 1, 2017, the Veterans Administration (VA) personnel began asking questions about food insecurity among VA members. Prior to VA-wide implementation last week, these food insecurity screenings were formulated, created, and piloted by the
Ensuring Veteran Food Security Workgroup that convened expert staff from the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Defense (DOD), and the VA.

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Cosponsor the College Student Hunger Act of 2017

In the last decade, the cost of college has increased significantly. For many Americans, this avenue to a brighter future has become unaffordable. In addition to rising tuition costs, recent data confirms that food insecurity and hunger is an important issue
on college campuses.  A
recent study by the Urban Institute found that “levels of food insecurity among households with students in four-year colleges and vocational education were 11.2 and 13.5 percent, respectively…rates that are largely similar to national levels.”

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Expand voting rights- cosponsor the PROVE Act

September is National Voter Registration Month, and to commemorate the occasion we ask that you please join us and Senator Tammy Duckworth in cosponsoring legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections.
Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it’s an effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

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