Government Relations

  • Leadership

    Heather Valentine

    Director of Government Relations

    Heather leads Bread's work in developing and articulating positions on public policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Staff

    Chonya Johnson

    Senior Domestic Policy Analyst

    Contact Chonya at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Wubshet Loha

    Senior Global Nutrition Policy Analyst

    Contact Wubshet at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Ryan Quinn

    Senior International Policy Analyst

    Contact Ryan at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Project Manager for Government Relations and Organizing

    Contact Lucretia at 202-639-9400

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

For Advocacy

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

From the Blog