Results tagged “politics” from No Kid Hungry blog
Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes!
Dec 6, 2010: Late last week, after days of heated debate and a few interesting parliamentary maneuvers by supporters and detractors of the bill, the House of Representatives finally passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act with a final vote of 267 in favor and 157 against. Share Our Strength's Michael McKenna reviews the break-down of the bill by the numbers.
Last Chance for Child Nutrition Reauthorization! Call Your Congressmen Now!
Nov 30, 2010: On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is likely to vote on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the important piece of legislation that authorizes funding for and amends policy for a whole range of nutrition programs that help America’s hungry kids.
Child Nutrition: Silence in Response to 44 Million Americans Below the Poverty Line
Sep 21, 2010: Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Director Billy Shore responds to the latest U.S. poverty numbers.
Letter about teachers bearing witness to hunger in the classroom
Sep 9, 2009: This week President Obama is giving two very high profile speeches: one to students about education and one to Congress about health care. While these issues are being debated our nation should proceed simultaneously on a parallel track that could...
The 'Virtue' of Hunger?
Jul 6, 2009: Note to politicians: When you chair a state special committee on children and families, you probably ought to learn something about the needs of children and families....
Letter About Dumbing Down Social Entrepreneurship
Apr 3, 2009: Today the term social entrepreneurship has come to be almost interchangeable with any new nonprofit that seek social change, whether entrepreneurial or not.
Letter on the Need and Our Progress
Apr 2, 2009: If you've been following the news, you already know that hunger in America has reached crisis levels.
Letter after the election
Nov 5, 2008: The President-elect recently announced that a top priority will be the ending of childhood hunger in America by 2015, the very goal established by Share Our Strength over the last 2 years.
Letter after $700 billion bailout for market failures
Oct 15, 2008: When Congress finally approved the $700 billion bailout for the financial industry last week we witnessed what happens when markets fail for those who may have lost money but still have a voice. This type of market failure has been...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Op-Ed
Jul 15, 2008: Empowering others to share their strengths is essential to our common agenda, and the agenda of the next president.
David Beckmann at Rome High-Level Conference on World Food Security
Jun 27, 2008: David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, an organization whose anti-hunger efforts Share Our Strength has had the privilege to support for many years now. We also have the privilege of benefitting from his thinking on matters that...
Letter from Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery
Jan 22, 2007: I arrived at Arlington National Cemetery this morning about 10 minutes before it opened at 8:00 a.m. I had left my house at 7:35. That’s how quick a trip it is through Rock Creek Park and across Memorial Bridge. I...
Letter from a Bigger Battleground
Sep 11, 2006: It's become conventional wisdom that after 9/11, the failure to challenge average Americans to sacrifice for their country was a missed opportunity to sustain national unity and promote the common good. But it's still not too late. And the catalyst...
Letter From the International Newsstand
May 10, 2004: Last Thursday, April 29, after the bombing of a former UN building in Damascus, the Financial Times coverage was headlined "Syria Vows To Stamp Out Terrorism After Attack." I read the entire article, eager to find out how they were...
Letter From the Back of the Newspaper
Nov 1, 2003: This past week marked a sobering turning point in the war in Iraq. I don't mean the downing of the Chinook helicopter that killed 15 brave American soldiers, or the Black Hawk chopper lost just a few days later, and...
Letter From the Pentagon
Sep 17, 2001: I'm writing you from the Pentagon's south parking lot. The smoke has cleared but not the acrid smell. From where I stand at the very base of the building, the men walking and working on its roof seem small, like...
Letter About the Third Freedom
Dec 8, 2000: Over the holidays I came across former Senator George McGovern's new book: The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time. It is a slim volume of some 160 pages, written from dual perspectives: his current role as U.S. Ambassador to...
Letter From a Cab Ride in Denver
May 15, 2000: Last Monday I flew to Colorado to keynote the annual dinner of The Investment Fund For Foundations (TIFF). It was an opportunity to learn from two accomplished men, Michael Porter from Harvard and Ed Jackson from Denver....