Federal Action Alert – June 26, 2023

Produced by the Legislative Committee of the Coconino County Democratic Party and Democrats of the Red Rocks


A. Urge both Congress and our Senate Representatives to increase TEFAP funding in the
2023 Farm Bill to help food banks meet rising demand!! TEFAP stands for the
Emergency Food Assistance Program. The federal government moves nutritious food
from farms to food banks across the Feeding America network. As family food budgets
are slashed due to inflation or job insecurity, more funding to food banks is desperately
needed. Last year 30% of the food distributed to Feeding America came via TEFAP. We
need to double the funding for TEFAP in the 2023 Farm Bill and we need to expand
assistance for TEFAP storage and distribution to get food from point A to point B safely.
Insist our Representatives do the right thing and expand TEFAP in the 2023 Farm Bill!!

B. Ask our Representatives to support the Fairness to Freedom Act! In the U.S., people
facing detention and deportation do not automatically get a publicly funded attorney.
IF they can’t afford to hire a lawyer, they have no choice but to navigate the notoriously
complicated and ever-changing labyrinth of immigration law alone. The Fairness to
Freedom Act establishes a universal right to federally funded legal representation to
anyone facing deportation who can’t afford it. The Act will not only create a more fair
and just immigration system but also allow people to fight their deportation cases with
the help of a lawyer and the connection and support of their community and their loved
ones. Ask our House and Senate Representatives to support the Fairness to Freedom

Sen. Mark Kelly: Call (202) 224-2235 (DC); Email via his website at
https://www.kelly.senate.gov/contact/. Tag the Senator at @senmarkkelly.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: Call (202) 224-4521 (DC) or (602) 598-7327. Email via her website at
https://www.sinema.senate.gov/contact-kyrsten. Tag the Senator at @senatorsinema.
Rep. Eli Crane: Call (202) 225-3361 (DC) or email via website at
https://crane.house.gov/contact. Tag the Congressman @RepEliCrane

President Biden: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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