Vote to End Hunger is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations all committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030. We believe that it will take the combined public and political will to do this and are working together to elevate the issue of hunger with candidates during the 2016 election cycle.

Goal, Vision, and Principles

Goal:

Use the 2016 election process to make hunger, poverty and opportunity a higher political priority, so that the next President and Congress take action that will put our nation and the world on track to end hunger by 2030.

Vision:

End hunger in the United States and around the world by 2030.

Principles:

  1. Ending hunger in the United States and worldwide by 2030 is possible;
  2. Ending hunger requires strong commitment and leadership from the U.S. government;
  3. Ending hunger means fulfilling the right to food by ensuring all people at all times are able to access enough food for an active, healthy life;
  4. Ending hunger is the shared responsibility of individuals, communities, the private sector, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government;
  5. Ending hunger is not a partisan issue;
  6. Ending hunger requires both a strong safety net and policies that expand opportunity and reduce poverty;
  7. The 2016 election provides an exceptional opportunity to make ending hunger, poverty and opportunity a higher political priority;
  8. Therefore, we plan to work together to engage voters and candidates around the goal of ending hunger by 2030.

Vote To End Hunger Pledge

I believe we can end hunger in America and worldwide by 2030. Ending hunger is not a partisan issues and requires public policies that expand opportunity and reduce poverty.

This election, I will Vote to End Hunger and to make hunger, poverty, and opportunity a higher political priority, so that the next President and Congress take actions that will put our nation and the world on track to end hunger.

 

Steering Committee

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Ground Rules

The campaign and activities under the banner of the movement will:

  • Educate voters and candidates about hunger, poverty and opportunity and secure commitment to action;
  • Build urgency and momentum around hunger, poverty and opportunity to make them a top priority of the national agenda in 2017;
  • Be nonpartisan, positive and aspirational;
  • Not favor or critique particular candidates or their positions, instead encourage them to offer their ideas and plans; and,
  • Respect organizational differences and focus on common vision of ending hunger by 2030.

We will:

  • Stay within the bounds of our agreed upon principles in any joint public statement or action;
  • Use Vote to End Hunger logo and brand according to our principles and ground rules;
  • Only use organization’s names, logos or other trademarks with permission;
  • Conduct joint activities within 501 (c) (3) parameters;
  • Maintain a steering committee for consultation on strategy, tactics and messaging;
  • Provide a regular venue to inform and engage the broader coalition;
  • Be good faith partners in the coalition providing two-way representation between our organizations and the coalition;
  • Respect the institutional boundaries of participating groups; and,
  • Be clear that we are speaking for our own organization if, as a member organization, we raise specific solutions to ending hunger as election issues.