Steven Eng, advocacy director of the National Association of Evangelicals, works with NAE leaders, constituents and others to help advance the principles of the NAE document, “For the Health of the Nation,” as they use their God-given influence to bless our nation. Eng served for three decades as an ordained evangelical pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He received a degree in political science from St. Olaf College and a M.Div. degree from North Park Theological Seminary.
In the weeks ahead, we have an opportunity to secure our nation’s food supply and press for bipartisan reforms for our farmworkers, farmers, ranchers, and other food producers.
A version of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support in 2021, needs to pass the Senate in the weeks ahead. This legislation would reform the visa program for temporary agricultural workers and allow thousands of undocumented workers to receive permanent legal status if they pay a fine.
Take time this holiday season to write your members of Congress, urging them to provide much-needed reforms for farmworkers, farmers, and ranchers to address food inflation, food security, and agricultural labor shortage crises. Together, we can uphold the dignity of those who provide our food and ensure that no one goes hungry this Christmas and in the years ahead.