If you were President, how would you act to fight poverty?

by | Jul 31, 2015 | Justice and Peace, News

megaphone for povertyIf you were President, how would you act to fight poverty?

Candidates for the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination are responding to a call from more than 100 Christian leaders, including CCUSA’s President and CEO, Sr. Donna Markham, to the question“What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?”

In these short videos, each candidate explains their vision for addressing the needs of those struggling to get by, and sets forth their priorities, should they be elected, on how our nation could address the plight of those in poverty.

CCUSA, as a member of the Circle of Protection, will be featuring one candidate a day across its social media platforms, and encourages you to participate in the conversation by uploading your own video answering the question using the hashtags #PovertyVideos or #CircleofProtection.

While we do not endorse any specific candidate, political party, or policy proposal, Catholic Charities USA will work with all leaders, candidates and political parties to identify new and improved ways to design and deliver social welfare services that help persons and families to live in dignity.

The schedule for each candidate’s video to be featured across CCUSA’s social media channels is as follows:

  • Wednesday, July 22: Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon
  • Thursday, July 23: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Friday, July 24: Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard
  • Saturday, July 25 [Expected]: Hilary Clinton, former secretary of state
  • Sunday, July 26: Jeb Bush, former governor, state of Florida
  • Monday, July 27 [Expected]: Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)
  • Tuesday, July 28: Martin O’Malley, former governor, state of Maryland
  • Wednesday, July 29: Mike Huckabee, former governor, state of Arkansas
  • Thursday, July 30 [Expected]Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Friday, July 31: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

All the videos are available on the Circle of Protection’s website.