Saturday, August 06, 2016

Vote to End Hunger : A Series of Webinars in August

This election season, we have a unique opportunity to help put our goal of ending hunger by 2030 within reach. One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. We want candidates to know that we will vote for those who make ending hunger and poverty priorities during this election season. “I Vote to End Hunger” is Bread’s campaign to put hunger and poverty on the agenda in the 2016 congressional and presidential elections. -Bread for the World
Advocacy is one of many ways to address hunger in our country and around the world. Working to convince officials who are already elected is one way to do so. Working to elect candidates who would take efforts to address hunger is another option. But let's be clear: electoral advocacy is not about political parties or personalities.  It's all about the issues. And while the presidential election is hugely important, the elections to the House of Representatives and Senate are crucial for issues related to national policy. (The same could be said about the elections to state legislatures)

To help anti-hunger advocates adopt strategies during the electoral season, Bread for the World has scheduled a series of webinars. Here are more details.

Activists and Bread Team Members
Learn about our available elections resources and ways to connect with election activities in your area. Please join us to learn how you can get involved.
I Vote to End Hunger Kickoff Webinar
Date: August 11, 2016
Times: 5:00 p.m. EDT — Register
8:00 p.m. EDT — Register

Churches and Faith Leaders
This webinar introduces church and congregational leaders to Bread’s campaign and shows how leaders of faith institutions can get involved during this election season. Please join us to learn how you can get involved.
Date: August 16, 2016
Times:  3:00 p.m. EDT — Register
5:00 p.m. EDT — Register
8:00 p.m. EDT — Register

These two webinars have been cancelled
(Cancelled) African-American Church Leaders
Join other faith leaders in the African-American community in a discussion on how you and the communities you serve can get involved during this election season.
Date: August 18, 2016 
Time: 5:00 p.m. EDT — Register  

(Cancelled) Latino Church Leaders/Iglesias Latinas
Únase a otros líderes religiosos en la comunidad latina en una discusión sobre cómo usted y las comunidades que servimos pueden involucrarse durante esta temporada electoral. Este seminario se presentará en inglés a las 5 p.m. y en español a las 8 p.m.
(Este es el único seminario en la serie con una versión en español)
Fecha: 23 de agosto, 2016
Horario: 5:00 p.m. tiempo del este (presentación en inglés) — Inscribirse
8:00 p.m. tiempo del este (presentación en español) — Inscribirse
(Lea información en español sobre esta campaña, "Yo voto para acabar con el hambre)

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