Balancing the Scales of Justice: Visiting your Legislator
March 26, 2014, (9-10am)
Does the thought of meeting with your legislator make you uneasy? Or do you think…
- “I won’t know what to say.”
- “I really don’t know enough about the issue.”
- “They don’t really care anyway.”
Then…Please join us for Balancing the Scales of Justice, which will show you how easy it is to make a legislative visit and advocate for social change. We will also present issues of concern for those living in poverty in our state, as well as discuss the Anti-Poverty Network’s plan for making visits in April and May.
Can’t make this in person training? Webinar dates to be announced soon, so check back! Register today!
Congratulations to the Community Food Bank of NJ and to Advocates for Children of NJ
After being nearly last in the nation for years, New Jersey jumped to 37th place for serving more children from low-income families a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day, according to the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) annual School Breakfast Scorecard released last week. Last year, New Jersey ranked 46th. New Jersey served 45.5 percent of low-income children for every 100 who participated in school lunch in the 2012-13 school year, compared to 41 percent the year before and 38 percent in 2010-11. New Jersey was one of only 10 states that saw a more than 5 percent increase in participation from the previous year.
THANKS are due to the Community Food Bank of NJ and to Advocates for Children of NJ, both represented on the APN Steering Committee, for their tireless advocacy on this issue.