Hunger as an Election Issue
The elections in 2014 (congressional) and 2016 (congressional and presidential) are vitally important to Bread for the World.
Bread wants to help end hunger by 2030, and to do that, it needs to help build the political will to make hunger a national priority by 2017.
Starting with this year’s elections, Bread hopes it can get a Congress and new president who are behind these goals.
This summer and fall, during the campaigns leading up to the 2014 mid-term congressional elections, Bread is asking its members all over the country to engage all candidates on hunger and poverty issues.
To equip Bread members to do this engagement, Bread is providing these materials:
Elections Resources in English
A guide for engaging with candidates and raising awareness of hunger issues
Ideas for using your church and your faith to help end hunger during elections
- Effectively Using Public Meetings to Engage with Congressional Candidates
- Voting Record for the 113th Congress
How your member of Congress voted on recent laws vital to hungry and poor people
Recursos en Español
(New resources are coming soon)
Manual: Las Elecciones Son Importantes
Una guía comprensiva para hablar con los candidatos y sensibilizar la política del hambre.
Descubre las maneras que pueden utilizar su iglesia y su fe para terminar el hambre durante las elecciones.
- Registro del Voto del Congreso
Como vota su miembro del Congreso sobre las leyes vitales para personas pobres y que padecen hambre.
- Two election-related articles from the July Bread newsletter:
- "Elections Matter": Describes Bread's strategy for the 2014 congressional elections and beyond
"Not Called to Win; Just to be Faithful": Elections aren't all about winning. Advocacy is also about being faithful.
Explains the federal legislative process and how citizens can get involved
This booklet presents the broad themes from the Bible that guide our work
Tips for generating local media attention about hunger issues
“Voting is a sacred obligation. Giving time and money to candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to reducing mass hunger and poverty is an integral part of good stewardship.”
— Bread for the World president David Beckmann, Exodus from Hunger
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