If you look in the front sleeve of your Offering of Letters booklet, you might have noticed a petition to President Barack Obama. The petition, which follows up on promises the president made during the 2012 campaign, is part of our Offering of Letters campaign this year, along with your letters to Congress. So please send the petition with signatures from your congregation to the Bread office in Washington. As an alternative, you can sign (and encourage others) to sign the petition online (see link below).
President Barack Obama
Dear President Obama:
We are praying that God grant you courage, strength, and wisdom as the leader of our nation.
During your recent election campaign, you promised to earnestly address hunger and poverty. We commend you for your commitment, and we urge you to make it a top priority of your administration. We share the prayer of David in Psalm 72: "May he defend the cause of the poor of the people [and] give deliverance to the needy."
In this spirit, we ask that you set a goal and work with Congress on a plan to end hunger in the United States and abroad.
This will be a major undertaking, requiring strong leadership, bipartisan cooperation, and concerted effort over many years. We are confident, however, that "with God, all things are possible." You can count on our continued prayers.
And here is the video of the commitments that President Obama made on hunger and poverty during the campaign