Election Resources

February 4, 2020

Bread for the World, its members, and partners are working to make hunger, poverty, and opportunity a priority for candidates.

One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns.

During these periods, current and potential office holders are listening the most and are making and establishing promises, priorities, and plans.

This year, we can elect leaders who will pass laws, fund programs, and create policy to put our nation and the world on track to end hunger by 2030—an outcome that is achievable, if our elected leaders make ending hunger a priority.

Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.

  • 2020 Election Platform
    As you consider candidates, consider what it will take to end hunger in the United States and around the world.
  • Presidential Candidate Videos
    Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection asked all presidential candidates, Republican and Democrat, to send a short video explaining what they “would do as president to offer help and opportunity to poor and hungry people in the U.S. and around the world.”
  • The Bible and Elections
    We can't end hunger unless our leaders make it a priority. Romans 13 underscores the importance of governance and justice. In 1 Kings, the queen of Sheba says to Solomon "[the Lord] has made you king to execute justice and righteousness." The Scriptures also show that wise leaders uphold the common good.
  • Churches and the Elections
    Churches and communities of faith are pushing political leaders in a nonpartisan way to focus on ending hunger. Find out how your church can participate and learn about the Dos and Don'ts of complying with IRS regulations on churches.
  • Petition to Congress
    Join people of faith around the country and tell our candidates to make this election about our working communities. Add your name to our petition.
"As Christians, we have a responsibility to ensure our neighbors aren't hungry and everyone has the dignity of work"

— excerpt from Bread for the World's Petition to Congress

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

     Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict. 

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

  • Fact Sheet: Why We Need $200 Million for Global Nutrition Programs

    Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition in the fiscal year 2020 budget. 

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • 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...

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