Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

Hunger QOTD: Bishop Stephen Blaire

QOTD 8.16.12

Bread for the World members headed to Capitol Hill on Tuesday June 14, 2011, to lobby their members of Congress on behalf of poor and hungry people.

Lobby Day was part of the Bread for the World's 2011 Gathering—with nearly 300 people from around the United States converging on Washington, DC, to learn how to advocate against hunger and poverty. (Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World)

The relative silence of candidates and their campaigns on the moral imperative to resist and overcome poverty is both ominous and disheartening.

Despite unacceptable levels of poverty, few candidates and elected officials speak about pervasive poverty or offer a path to overcome it.

We need to hear from those who seek to lead this country about what specific steps they would take to lift people out of poverty.

—Bishop Stephen Blaire 

Help raise issues of hunger and poverty during the 2012 elections: check out our resources at www.bread.org/elections.

Bishop Stephen Blaire chairs the committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


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