Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

President Obama: Make a Plan to End Hunger

Gary Cook, director of church relations at Bread for the World, hands Paulette Aniskoff, deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, sheets from the peitions delivered to the White House on August 7, 2013. The signatures emphasize the need for presidential leadership to end hunger. (Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World).

Yesterday, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, President Barack Obama, addressed this nation's economic disparities.  “Change does not come from Washington, but to Washington,” he said. Bread for the World works to end hunger with a faithful grassroots, but change also requires leadership in Washington.

"The arc of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn’t bend on its own,"President Obama said. "To secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency"

Vigilance is something faithful advocates know about — our vigilance has helped stave off billions of dollars in cuts to programs that help alleviate poverty. Help us send a message to Washington and the president; join us in telling them that although talking about poverty is a good first step, we need concrete action to end hunger. We have already delivered more than 30,000 of your signatures urging the administration to set a goal and work with Congress on a plan to end hunger in the United States and abroad. Our new goal is to reach 50,000 signatures. Help us reach that number by asking your family members, neighbors, church members, and friends to sign the petition today.

Bread for the World Applauds President Obama’s Remarks on Ending Economic Injustice.  Read the press release here.


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