The recent presidential and congressional elections mobilized activists to engage with the candidates and their campaigns to ensure hunger and poverty became a priority for the next administration and Congress. From the beginning, activists were fighting an uphill battle, as candidate personalities and alleged transgressions garnered more attention and headlines than hunger and poverty during the first, second and third debates and campaign rallies. Even the local races focused on other issues.
To their credit, many activists did everything they could to engage the candidates, including personal meetings and other actions to the Vote to End Hunger campaign and the ONE Vote16 initiative, which brought a Bounce House to selected sites around the country to bring awareness of global poverty not only to the candidates but also to voters. Here is a video of that effort led by ONE.