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Circle of Protection

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31:8-9

Making Hunger and Poverty Election Issues

“As national leaders from all the major branches of Christianity, we care deeply about many issues facing our country, but ending hunger and poverty is a top priority of our work together. We are praying for a president who will make ending hunger and poverty a top priority of his or her administration. Are you that leader?”

Over 100 Christian leaders joined together to ask this question of the 2016 candidates for President of the United States.

Candidate Videos and Statements

The Circle of Protection asked all candidates to “produce a three-minute video telling the American people what you would do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.” In response, eleven candidates submitted videos. The major party nominees also submitted written responses to the question “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?”

Read the letter to the president-elect
Read the major party candidate statements
View candidate videos