Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stamp out Hunger - May 9th

Today is Stamp out Hunger Day, the day that Letter Carriers will be collecting non-perishable items that we put in our mailboxes (for you mellinials out there, Snail Mail Boxes) for America's 2nd Harvest Food Banks across the country. So, if you haven't already please spare any non-perishable food you and, put it in a plastic bag and place it next you your Mail Box.

In light of Stamp out Hunger Day, I felt it appropriate to mention a report that was presented this week by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis at the Governor's Poverty Summit. The report, Poverty in Our Time, highlights the fact that even during times of economic growth and prosperity for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the level of poverty has remained relatively the same for the last 20 years. In case you don't know about the Commonwealth Institute, they are a progressive Think Tank that is based in Richmond and they do excellent work.

We know that 10 out of the last 20 years the Virginia GOP has been in control of at least one house of the General Assembly. Progress will only be made in this area if control of the House of Delegates changes and Democrats retain the Governorship. Do your part today and donate some food.

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