Dick Durbin is U.S. Senator from Illinois (Democrat).

Dick Durbin

Springfield, Ill.
U.S. Senator from Illinois (Democrat).

Assistant Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. A leader on U.S. and global hunger and poverty issues. Chairman, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government of the Appropriations Committee. Chairman, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights of the Judiciary Committee. Member, Senate Foreign Relations, and Rules and Administration Committees. Roman Catholic.

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  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.


  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.


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