Making progress on hunger and poverty requires that poor and disadvantaged people have a voice in public policy, and that the broader community is aware of the issues at stake. Through grassroots organizing we help broaden and deepen our democracy. By informing, mobilizing, and empowering voters we help to hold governments and their programs accountable. Our organizing success is a source of strength for our advocacy, a driver for our direct service work, and the foundation of our long-term progress.
We organize in our communities by:
- Mobilizing and empowering low-income voters, ensuring their voices are heard in the political process. We work in non-partisan coalitions to get out the vote among disadvantaged groups, reduce barriers to voting, and keep people informed on where candidates stand on hunger and poverty issues.
- Educating about hunger, poverty, their root causes, and opportunities for making a difference. Through media appearances, poverty simulations, speaking engagements, and public events we keep the broader community informed and engaged critical economic justice issues.
- Researching and writing about hunger, poverty, and the government programs at work in our community. We help keep governments accountable, and the public informed.
- Working with networks and coalitions at the local, state, and federal levels. We leverage our efforts and our resources by working with a broad range of partners in the public, private, and civic sectors.