October 20, 2016

Bread for the World Urges Voters to End Hunger

Washington, D.C. – At the conclusion of the final presidential debate, Bread for the World urges voters to vote early, where allowed, and to vote for candidates who will help to make ending hunger a priority.

The following statement was issued by Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“Hillary Clinton’s economic plan would be much better for families who struggle with hunger than Donald Trump’s plan.

“Clinton again focused mainly on middle-class families. But some of her proposed investments would also benefit low-income families, and she made a couple explicit references to low-income families. She said ‘I want to raise the minimum wage because people who work full-time should not still be in poverty.’ Later in the debate, Clinton said that she favors enhancing Social Security benefits for low-income workers.

“Donald Trump, on the other hand, made no mention of low-income people. Bread for the World believes that his economic plan, his immigration plan, and his plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act would all contribute to increased hunger and poverty.

“We are sad that none of the debates have paid much attention to people who are hungry and live in poverty in the U.S. and around the world. The candidates’ discussion of Syria might have mentioned that millions of Syrians have been pushed into desperate poverty, but the debate focused instead on U.S. military strategy.

“For Christians, voting is a sacred responsibility and our loving God invites us to defend the interests of hungry people when we make our voting decisions.”    

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  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

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  • 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

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For Advocacy

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

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  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

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