Make Food Security a Constitutional Right for All Americans
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Make Food Security a Constitutional Right for All Americans

    1. Charlotte Hill
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      Charlotte Hill

      San Francisco, United States

Regular access to healthy food is universally recognized as a fundamental human right. Yet because it isn't mentioned in the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights, food security for all Americans remains an afterthought in the creation of federal public policy.

Ask Congress to make food security a constitutional right for all Americans.

Food security and human rights have long gone hand in hand. In 1945, the U.S. signed onto the United Nations' Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which clearly states that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food."

By signing the U.N. declaration, our government has "talked the talk." But with 49 million Americans lacking sufficient food last year, it's clear that our legislators aren't backing up their commitment to food security with action.

Tell your members of Congress that consistent access to nutritious food isn't a luxury -- it's a necessity. Demand that they pass legislation making food security a constitutional right.

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