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For the first time in over 30 years, we have a chance to overhaul school lunches in this country. Late last week, with the help of MomsRising members across the country, the U.S. Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.[1]

We’re halfway there! The U.S. House is our next step, and we have to move fast.  We only have a few weeks before House members start focusing on winning re-election and forget about school lunches.  We can’t let this opportunity to overhaul school lunches pass us by!

So, we’re turbo-charging our campaign and bringing the important voices of moms forward in a big way. With your help, we’ll super charge our campaign in these last few crucial weeks before the vote with action elected leaders just can’t ignore: Like hand delivering lunch sacks with personal notes from moms to Congress, launching an advertising campaign and targeting key votes with a new petition.  Basically we’ll make sure the voices of moms just can’t be ignored.  We’ve seen that moms can bring change to Congress, but we need your help to make sure we’re heard.

Can you chip in $5 today to turbo-charge our Child Nutrition Campaign in these last few weeks?

Here’s why your support is so important right now:

Since last November, MomsRising members (just like you) have sent over 100,000 letters to Congress demanding that our elected officials stand up for better school lunches and better child care nutrition.

Guess what?  Congress is starting to listen to you.  We’ve passed the bill in the Senate, and we just need the House to finish the job.  We’ve come too far to give up now.

As U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, said last week: “Nearly 100,000 Nevada children don’t know where they will get their next meal, and nearly 200,000 Nevada children depend on free or reduced lunch programs.  With the bipartisan bill we passed, these children will receive healthy school lunches every day. Eating healthier improves a child's personal well-being and prevents health problems later in life.  No one knows this like mothers.  I thank MomsRising for their advocacy for our nation’s school children and their support of legislation that will enrich the lives of our children now and save lives years later."

*Chip in today so we can continue bringing the voices of moms forward in creative ways our leaders just can’t ignore:

And please pass this email along to your friends and family by forwarding it along now -- school lunches in this country need all the help they can get.

Together we’re a powerful voice for children and families!

- Sarah, Kristin, Donna, Joan, Mary and the whole team

[1]Washington Post August 5th

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