How to Engage in Elections
Advent Devotions: Magnificat 2014 December 21
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. Bread hopes it can get a Congress and new president who are behind these goals. To do that, Bread began an elections strategy in advance of the 2014 midterm elections that will last through the 2016 election.
Bread is asking its members all over the country to engage all candidates on hunger and poverty issues during campaign seasons.
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
Town hall meetings are excellent venues to ask potential office holders questions about policies to end hunger
Recursos en Español
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.
Two election-related articles from the July 2014 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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