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**POSTPONED**
due to inclement weather

A new date for the advocacy day will be scheduled and shared soon. 


The “Hungry for Change: Day at the Capitol” and advocacy training session have both been postponed due to the inclement weather on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2, 2016. A new date for the advocacy day will be scheduled and shared soon.

 

There’s still an opportunity to begin building a relationship with your state legislators and support each other in your work to end hunger. Send a short email or make a quick phone call to your Representative and Senator, letting them know they can contact you if they want to know more about hunger in their district. Such communication will make it that much easier to connect with them on our rescheduled day, and it’s easy to do using our online advocacy center.

 
How to easily contact your state legislators:

  1. Go to HungerFreeColorado.org/Voter-Voice
  2. Enter your zip code in the “Find Officials” box, and when prompted, enter your street address.
  3. All of your elected officials will automatically load, with check boxes next to their names.
  4. Check the boxes next to the last two people on the list — your State Senator and State Representative.
  5. Click “Compose Message.”
  6. Fill in the fields. Feel free to build off the sample language below.
  7. Click “Continue.” When prompted, fill in your name and scroll down to click “Send Message.”

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Sample email or phone call language:
My name is __________, and I live in _________. I was planning to be at the Capitol tomorrow as part of a broad coalition of faith-based, health and children’s organizations from around the state to raise awareness about hunger. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we’re postponing. I look forward to talking with you later this session instead. In the meantime, please feel free to call (or email) me if you have any questions about hunger in your district. You can reach me at __________. Thank you.

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If you have any questions, please feel free contact Cate Blackford, director of public policy, via phone at (303) 228-7990 or email.



Experience Hunger Through My Lens, visit participant exhibits

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Hunger Free Colorado has facilitated Hunger Through My Lens, a new project led by real-life experts—those who are impacted by hunger. It aims to shed light on the reality of hunger in our communities to encourage critical dialogue and create change. Nine local participants, all women, are sharing their personal stories through photos and quotes that will be on display via traveling exhibits throughout Denver metro area.

See the exhibition at:

Hunger Through My Lens Exhibit Reception 
         
Thursday, January 28th 5 – 7pm
University of Denver Anthropology Museum
Participants Andrea Fuller and Robin Dickinson will speak at 6pm.
The exhibit will be on display through mid-March.

NOTE: Some of the participants, along with the project manager, may be on-site during select times at each exhibit to answer questions and provide information about the project.

View photos from the opening exhibit, and check back soon for more information about upcoming exhibits. You can also subscribe to Hunger Free Colorado emails to receive updates about this project.

If you are interested in hosting an exhibit, contact Sarah Skeen at (303) 228-7988.