October 2013 national conf call final

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Bread for the World's National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar for October 15, 2013.

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October 2013 national conf call final

  1. 1. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar October 15, 2013 #BreadWeb A collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger at home and abroad .
  2. 2. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Opening Welcome LaVida Davis Director, Organizing & Grassroots Capacity Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  3. 3. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Opening Prayer Zach Schmidt Regional Organizer, Chicago, IL Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  4. 4. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Update from the Field Beatty Brasch Bread Activist, Lincoln, NE Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  5. 5. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Update from the Field Kristin Ostrom Bread Activist, Lincoln, NE Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  6. 6. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: White House Speaker! Paulette Aniskoff Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Paulette%20Aniskoff Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  7. 7. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Policy Update Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  8. 8. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Housekeeping October is going to be a busy Month 1. Farm Bill negotiations 2. Major Budget battles 3. Immigration Reform Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  9. 9. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill Christine Melendez Ashley Policy analyst, domestic nutrition Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  10. 10. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill Senate Passed   66-27 and included: $4.1 billion in SNAP cuts Some improvements to food aid Appointed conferees, 7 D’s and 5 R’s • • • • • Cochran (R-MS) Roberts (R-KS) Chambliss (R-GA) Boozman (R-AR) Hoeven (R-ND) Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  11. 11. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill House • Attempt #1: cut $20 billion from SNAP and over $2.5 billion from international food aid. FAILED 195234 • Attempt #2: “Farm only” farm bill. PASSED 216-208 • Attempt #3: “Nutrition only” bill. PASSED 217-210 • Nearly 4 million people off the program • 210,000 children lose free school meals • Reduced benefits for 850,000 households Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  12. 12. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill The House Conferees… Appointed conferees, 17 R’s and 12 D’s • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Southerland (R-FL) Lucas (R-OK) King (R-IA) Neugebauer (R-TX) Roger (R-AL) Conway (R-TX) Thompson (R-PA) Scott (R-GA) Crawford (R-AR) Roby (R-AL) Noem (R-SD) Denham (R-CA) Davis (R-IL) Royce (R-CA) Marino (R-PA) Camp (R-MI) Johnson (R-TX) • • • • • • • • • • • • Fudge (D-OH Peterson (D-MN) McIntyre (D-NC) Costa (D- CA) Walz (D-MN) Schrader (D-OR) McGovern (D-MA) DelBene (D-WA) Vela (D-TX) Negrete (D-CA) Engel (D-NY) Levin (D-MI) Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  13. 13. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill Next Steps • Current farm law expired Sept. 30 • Conference committee? • Extension? • Budget negotiations? Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter
  14. 14. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Farm Bill Message • Oppose cuts to SNAP in any final farm bill • On Nov. 1, all SNAP households will already see their monthly benefits reduced – whether or not Congress is able to pass a farm bill • Support Senate improvements to international food aid Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  15. 15. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: White House Speaker! Questions for Christine? Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  16. 16. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar Amelia Kegan Senior policy analyst, budget Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  17. 17. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Budget Budget negotiations Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  18. 18. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Budget At Issue • Opening the government • U.S. default • Sequestration cuts • Funding the government for the rest of FY 2014 • Taxes and entitlements • Health care reform Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  19. 19. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Budget A deal forming • Funds the government through January 15 • Extends debt ceiling to February 7 • Budget conference to address sequestration and larger budget issues • Small health care changes (reinsurance tax delay & income verification) Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  20. 20. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Message Our Message • Government shutdown and U.S. default are not bargaining chips • Pass a budget that adequately fund programs serving poor and vulnerable populations • Replace sequestration with a balanced plan that includes revenues and responsible spending cuts Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  21. 21. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Immigration Immigration • The House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees have considered multiple bills. • House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, has indicated that he would like to bring immigration to the House Floor. • Conference with the Senate Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  22. 22. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: White House Speaker! Questions for Amelia? Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  23. 23. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: Immigration What can you do? • From Oct. 12-20, Christians will be engaging in Pray4Reform events taking place across the nation. • October through December: Let your representative know you want comprehensive immigration reform. • Watch for urgent alerts calling for specific actions targeting Congress. Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  24. 24. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar: White House Speaker! Questions for Amelia? Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb
  25. 25. National Grassroots Conference Call and Webinar Next Steps • Biggest takeaway • Next Call: November 19th, 4pm Questions: mjasin@bread.org or @bread4theworld on Twitter #breadweb

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