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Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World lamented the lack of discussion about hunger and poverty during tonight’s vice-presidential debate.
The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
“The vice-presidential debate, like the first presidential debate, made virtually no mention of hunger and poverty. How can this be when one in five U.S. children struggles with hunger?
“Gov. Mike Pence and Sen. Tim Kaine repeated the contrasting approaches of Trump and Clinton to economic recovery and immigration. Bread for the World thinks the Clinton-Kaine approach to both these issues would do more to reduce hunger and poverty – investment in working people rather than tax cuts for high-income people, and comprehensive immigration reform rather than mass deportations.
“Thankfully, Gov. Pence and Sen. Kaine agreed on three issues that are important to people in need – criminal justice reform and community policing in our country, and humanitarian protection for civilians in Syria.
“I hope, however, that the critical issues of hunger and poverty will be discussed in the October 9 presidential debate.”
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