Director of Government Relations

The director of government relations leads Bread's policy and legislative efforts to end hunger by 2030 by developing policy proposals in collaboration with the Institute to respond to Congressional agenda; and developing and implementing a legislative strategy to continue the gains made for people living in poverty in the United States and globally. The director also provides overall leadership and direction for Bread for the World and the government relations department.

Primary responsibilities include providing leadership in the development and implementation of legislative strategy, including priorities, congressional targets, and responses to Congressional action; and leading in the development of events to impact congressional action, including congressional briefings and dinners, in-district events in coordination with our organizing staff, lobby days including Bread's annual Lobby Day and regular fly-ins.

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For Faith

  • 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.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy


Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017


April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

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