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Today is Election Day
Voting is a sacred obligation. Giving time and money to candidates who have demonstrated their commitment to reducing mass hunger and poverty is an integral part of good stewardship."
—David Beckmann, in Exodus from Hunger
Today is Election Day! Before you head out to the polls—or while you're waiting in line to vote—take another look at these resources:
- Presidential candidate statements on poverty: In September, the Circle of Protection and Bread for the World debuted historic videos of President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney talking about their respective plans to provide help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.
- National Food Policy Scorecard: Do you know where your members of Congress stand on important food policy issues? Find out in just a couple of keystrokes.
- Why Jesus Wants You to Vote: Is voting a right or a responsibility? Does the Bible make that clear? If God calls us to speak up for the rights of the poor and needy, and those rights are decided through government, then voting is a part of speaking up.
- Elections Matter Handbook: This handbook on getting involved in the elections also offers guidance on moving to a new phase in your advocacy once the elections are over—namely, maintaining and enhancing connections with your newly elected representatives.
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