(Washington, D.C., Thursday, February 13, 2020) – As Black History Month is commemorated in February, African Americans have had a long history of understanding the importance of voting, elections, and public policy. Undermining the right to vote exacerbates hunger and poverty in the U.S.

Bread for the World has created a tool that helps people understand how the presidential candidates are addressing structural racism within their plans to reduce poverty, create jobs, and address mass incarceration.

African American involvement in the 2020 elections will impact how domestic nutrition policy is developed, what jobs legislation might look like, and if progress is made on criminal justice reform.

Therefore, it is crucial to uphold voting rights and empower African American communities to participate in the 2020 elections.

Historically, African Americans have been at the forefront of key issues that contribute to hunger in the U.S. Structural racism must be addressed to overcome these issues.

Bread for the World is a non-partisan, Christian citizens’ movement in the United States to end hunger. As a collective Christian voice, it urges decision makers to end hunger in the United States and around the world. Bread for the World also equips people to write personal letters and emails, meet with their members of Congress, and to work with others to change policies, programs, and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist.

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