Finally! Something we all agree on! (Updated June 6)


June 3, 2013
Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate

Finally! Something we all agree on!

In a huge bipartisan effort, Congress is saying that nutrition for pregnant mothers and their children matters and the U.S. support for this issue is critical for saving lives around the world.

No one should stand silent while one-third of the preventable deaths of young children are due to inadequate nutrition — that’s 2.5 million kids dying annually. When young children are malnourished, they become much more susceptible to illness, and much more likely to succumb from those illnesses. We can do something to cut those deaths dramatically by better focusing our nutrition efforts on the first thousand days of life – from pregnancy to a child’s second birthday.

Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle are taking a stand asking the Obama administration to support poor countries plans for scaling up nutrition and so should your Representative and Senators! Look at what you helped accomplish!

FINAL SENATE NUTRITION LETTER (17):

Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Boozman (R-AR), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Final House Nutrition Letter (81):

Betty McCollum (D-MI), Dave Reichert (R-WA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Robert Andrews (D-NJ), Ron Barber (D-AZ), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ami Bera (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Madeline Bordallo (D-GU), Bruce Braley (D-IA), Corrine Brown (D-FL), Julia Brownley (D-CA), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Lois Capps (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Howard Coble (R-NC), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), John Conyers (D-MI), Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-Or), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Donna F. Edwards (D-MD), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Sam Farr (D-CA), Al Green (D-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Raul Grijalva D-AZ), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Denny Heck (D-WA), Jim Himes (D-CT), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Mike Honda (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Hank Johnson, Derek Kilmer (D-WA), John B. Larson (D-CT, Rick Larsen (D-WA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ), Gary Peters (D-MI), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Jared Polis (D-CO), David Price (D-NC), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Dennis Ross (R-FL), Ed Royce (R-CA), Tim Ryan (D-OH), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Robert C. Scott (D-VA), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Adam Smith (D-WA), John Tierney (D-MA), Dina Titus (D-NV), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Marc Veasey (D-TX), Debbie Wasserman–Schlutz (D-FL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Fredrica Wilson (D-FL), Frank Wolf (R-VA)

Also, check out the RESULTS blog entry on nutrition to learn how to continue your fantastic advocacy work on generating media for this nutrition campaign! Can we hit our goals of 40 Letters to the editor and 10 op-eds and editorials? We’re so close!

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