Staff of the ELCA Washington Office have been touring the U.S. since August hosting listening sessions to help shape ELCA advocacy efforts for the U.S. Farm Bill, scheduled to come before Congress for reauthorization in 2007.
Continuing until Thanksgiving, the listening sessions offer people a chance to raise questions and weigh in on farm policies. “The Farm Bill is our single biggest chance as a church to impact agriculture, conservation and food policy—issues that affect the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world,” said Andrew Genszler, director of domestic policy in the ELCA Washington Office.
For dates and locations of the listening posts, visit the ELCA Washington Office Web site (or call 202-783-7507). An online discussion board is available.
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