Mennonite Central Committee, the Episcopal Church and HAWG have joined forces to call for Action on Hunger in Haiti. Join their call!
Click here for the Episcopal Church Action Alert !
Click here for the Action Alert from the Mennonite Central Committee !
See below for the list of offices to call
Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti!!
Six months after Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, 1.5 million Haitians remain food insecure and 280,000 chronically hungry. Matthew caused significant damage across the country but was concentrated in the departments of Sud, Grand’Anse and Nippes – the regions responsible for 45% of Haiti’s food supply and 85% of the country’s corn, rice, sorghum, peas and beans.
The deluge followed three years of severe drought which debilitated Haiti’s food production capacity. Two-thirds of resident farmers in drought affected areas suffered losses to their crops, seeds and cattle. In these communities, most families have lost their source of income and across the country food prices have increased by almost 20%.
As global temperatures continue to rise, Haitians have endured catastrophic droughts, destructive floods and repetitive hurricanes, which exacerbate existing challenges and erode development gains. Poor communities are stuck in debilitating cycles of building, rebuilding and recovery after each disaster.
In order to continue feeding its population and prepare for increasingly destructive hurricanes, Haiti needs continued international support and technical assistance from the United States. The Trump Administration proposes to cut the very budget lines which have helped to bolster Haiti’s food security and disaster preparedness in recent years. Haiti’s proximity and close historic and cultural ties with the United States make it essential that the United States government act.
CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!
- Call your Senators and Representatives: 1-866-940-2439!!
Please call the same number three times to be connected with your Representative and both of your Senators. Here’s a sample of what to say:
To members of Congress
I am a constituent from [CITY, STATE], and as a Haitian-American/Haiti advocate, I am deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change on Haiti. Haiti is experiencing more frequent and severe droughts, intensive and destructive weather events, and extreme food insecurity due to these environmental damages. I urge you to act on climate by crafting policy that mitigates greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to our changing climate.
In addition, I ask that you prioritize strengthening Haiti’s agricultural resilience in international policymaking and development processes by supporting local production for local consumption and by emphasizing environmental sustainability along with food production.
- Write to your Senator and Representative: (The link will take you to a form with the letter already written! Just sign your name!)
Dear [Member of Congress]
“I (NAME) am a constituent from [CITY, STATE] with strong interest in/ family ties in Haiti. I am deeply concerned about recent reports about increasing hunger in Haiti, a country which is so close to the United States. Haiti has received considerable support from the United States through both bilateral foreign assistance and multilateral aid. This is now at risk as a result of cuts being proposed by the Trump Administration.
I also urge you to act on climate by crafting policy that mitigates greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to our changing climate. In addition, I ask that you prioritize strengthening Haiti’s agricultural resilience in international policymaking and development processes by supporting local production for local consumption and by emphasizing environmental sustainability.
Tweet about your action on hunger and food insecurity in Haiti
I have just asked @NameofRepresentative to strengthen U.S policy & action on #HaitiHunger. Please join me!
Dear @NameofRepresentative: 1.5 million Haitians go hungry every day. U.S climate and aid policy must #ActOnClimate & #HaitiHunger
List of offices to call:
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein (CA) (Vice Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee)
DC: (202) 224-3841
Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) (Vice Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee)
Senator Ben Cardin (MD) (Ranking member, Committee on Foreign Relations)
Senator Bob Corker (TN) (Republican and Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations)
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida)
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (MA)
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (Florida)
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (NY)
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ)
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ)
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehrinen (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (MA)
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)
U.S. Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (Florida)
U.S. Rep. Peter King (NY)
DC: (202) 225-7896
U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock (VA)
DC: (202) 225-5136
U.S. Rep. Steve Knight (CA)
DC: (202) 225-1956