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Panama Papers and the Need for Tax Haven Reform

In the Panama Papers, the unprecedented release of 11 million documents from a law firm in Panama, we see in great detail how the secret accounts of the global elite launder money and hide corruption.

After initial coverage focused on international figures like Vladimir Putin and Lionel Messi and their connections to secretive accounts, a June 5 New York Times article shed yet more light on how individual U.S. citizens are among those hiding their millions abroad.

The Times showed that over the past decade, the now famous Mossack Fonseca had at least 2,400 U.S.

Hunger advocates oppose attempt to gut school lunch program

The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, H.R. 5003, was voted out of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on May 18. Among the provisions opposed by Fair Share (read our statement here), is a new plan to create a three-state block grant proposal for the school meal programs.

Fair Share has joined our national allies, including FRAC, to repsond to these attacks on school meals, and any effort that would lead students to be more likely to sitting in classes hungry.

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A step backward in the fight against child hunger

As it currently stands, the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization bill (HR 5003), significantly undermines progress in addressing the problem of childhood hunger in America.

When kids are hungry, they struggle to learn. When kids don't learn, they struggle in life. Still, 16 million American kids are at risk of going hungry every day. That’s 1 out of every 5 kids. We can and we must do better.

But the legislation the Education and Workforce advanced on May 18 will make the issue worse.

House moves to gut school lunch program

There are already enough bullies in the lunchroom.

Now some members of the U.S. House are effectively trying to take our kids' lunch money -- by putting forward a bill that guts school lunch programs.

We're calling on Rep. John Kline, the chair of the Education and Workforce Committee, to clean up this bill and protect our kids before it hits the House floor for a vote.

Tell Rep. Kline: A hungry kid can't focus, and can't learn. Help put our kids on the path to success. Please don't cut school lunch programs.

The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill includes sneaky provisions that

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