Third Wednesday Protest for Healthcare not Warfare at Cong. Altmire’s Office Nov. 18th at Noon

Dear Friends,
 
Tomorrow is the 3rd Wed of the month. Progressive Democrats of America is starting up a brown bag lunch campaign throughout the country to let Congress people know how we feel about their actions.
 
We, as your local Progressive Democrats chapter, will be conducting a noontime protest at Congressman Altmire’s Aliquippa office at 2110 McLean Street. Please bring a brown bag lunch and join us at 12:00 noon. We will be letting Congressman Altmire know how displeased we are with his role in defeating healthcare reform. Please write your own letter, sign it and bring it to Congressman Altmire’s office with you.
 
If you can’t show up at noon, please drop the letter off at Altmire’s office sometime during the day tomorrow. His office is open from 9:00-5:30.
 
If you can’t drop it off in person, mail it tomorrow.
Congressman Jason Altmire
2110 McLean Street
Aliquippa, PA 15001
 
Thanks,
Tina B Shannon
Chairperson PA 4th CD Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America

Recession causes more families to go without food

Recession causes more families to go without food
Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
last updated: November 17, 2009 10:58:56 AM

WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. households that are struggling to feed their members jumped by 4 million to 17 million last year, as recession-fueled job losses and increased poverty and unemployment fueled a surge in hunger, a government survey reported Monday.

These “food-insecure” households represent about 49 million people and make up 14.6 percent, or more than one in seven, of all U.S. households. That’s the highest rate since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began monitoring the issue in 1995.

Additionally, more than one-third of these struggling families — some 6.7 million households, or 17.2 million people last year — had “very low food security,” in which food intake was reduced and eating patterns were disrupted for some family members because of a lack of food.

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