Bread Unveils 2016 Election Platform and ‘I Vote’ Campaign

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#2016Election–Today, Bread for the World launched its national “I Vote to End Hunger”
campaign urging voters to elect a president and Congress who will put
the United States and the world on track to end hunger by 2030. Bread
also unveiled its 2016 election platform, which focuses on steps leaders
can take to end hunger.

“Voting is Christian stewardship,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president
of Bread for the World. “Bread for the World is taking this
unprecedented action because we want to make hunger and poverty key
issues in this year’s presidential and congressional elections. We want
candidates to know that we, and millions of others, will vote to end

Bread’s grassroots activists 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.

Bread is asking candidates: “If elected, what will you do to end hunger,
alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?”
Bread is also working with other groups to ask the question. A recent
survey conducted by Bread for the World found that 1 in 3 voters says
they will vote for candidates who promise to make ending hunger one of
their top priorities.

“We know that ending hunger is possible in our lifetime,” added
Beckmann. “But we must elect leaders who will put us on track to do it.
Ending hunger isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s politically smart.
Helping hungry people is a compelling political issue to voters no
matter their religious or party affiliation.”

As a Christian organization, Bread expects presidential candidates
Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump and all other candidates in the 2016
campaign to act respectfully toward each other, and promote policies
that provide help and opportunity for people who struggle with hunger
and poverty.

Learn more about the “I Vote to End Hunger” campaign at

Learn more about Bread’s 2016 election platform at

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is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to
end hunger at home and abroad.


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Chris Ford, 202-688-1077