WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Clinton–On Monday, August 8, Bread for the World will announce its 2016 election
platform and launch its nationwide “I Vote to End Hunger” campaign. The
platform announcement and campaign launch will take place at 12:00 p.m.
EDT during a teleconference call with the media. Bread is urging voters
to elect a president and Congress who will put the United States and the
world on track to end hunger by 2030.
As a Christian organization grounded in our faith, Bread expects
presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump to act
respectfully toward each other during the election season, and promote
policies that provide help and opportunity for people who struggle with
hunger and poverty.
Bread’s grassroots leaders are reaching out to voters and congressional
candidates across the country, focusing on 12 swing states. The
organization is also using digital ads to reach 50 million voters in
these same swing states.
“Ending hunger isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s politically
smart,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World.
“Helping hungry people is a compelling political issue to voters no
matter their religious or party affiliation.”
A recent survey conducted by Bread for the World found that 1 in 3
voters say they will vote for candidates who promise to make ending
hunger one of their top priorities. And two-thirds of likely voters in
swing states say that ending hunger should be one of the top priorities
Learn more about the “I Vote to End Hunger” campaign at: http://www.bread.org/vote
A media teleconference call about the launch of Bread for the
Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann
Monday, August 8, 12:00 p.m. EDT
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Bread for the World is a bipartisan organization and does not support
any political party or any political candidate.
Bread for the World (www.bread.org)
is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to
end hunger at home and abroad.
Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077