Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Eric Mitchell

Director of Government Relations

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

Eric formerly served as vice president of government relations at Russ Reid, a marketing and communications firm serving nonprofit organizations.

He also previously served as senior policy advisor to U.S. Congressman John Lewis.

Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University.   

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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.

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  • 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.