Presidential Candidates have Plans for Addressing U.S. Hunger and Poverty
October 15, 2008 § 1 Comment
Today, the Obama campaign released the document “Obama and Biden: Tackling Domestic Hunger,” at the Iowa Hunger summit where representatives from the Democratic and Republican party, including Rep. Jim McGovern and Sens. George McGovern and Bob Dole spoke about public policy initiatives to address the growing problems of domestic hunger and food insecurity. The document below outlines his plans for improving and expanding federal food assistance and nutrition programs and his commitment to ending childhood hunger by 2015. Read the PDF. Learn more about the Obama/Biden plan to combat poverty .
Senator McCain issued this statement in April 2008
“Some people lament privately, others are brave enough to take their call for change to the public arena. Martin Luther King III has done his father’s legacy proud this week by courageously insisting that our nation’s next leader do something about the poverty that ensnares over 36 million of our citizens. I will answer his call, and tell him and the American people today that I will make the eradication of poverty a top priority of the McCain Administration. A strong and vibrant America, one in which people can move up into the middle-class, put their kids through college, work hard and one day retire in dignity, is critical not only to our economic future but to the very security of our nation. As President, I will set aside the needs of the special interests to advance the interests of the American people, especially those 12 million children who deserve every opportunity to achieve the American Dream.”