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Why isn’t Poverty an Election Issue?

World Vision US president Richard Stearns notes that there has been much focus on the middle class during this election season, but asks, ‘Why isn’t poverty an election issue?’

Certainly, families in the United States today are experiencing significant hardship — yet I believe we still have the responsibility to address basic human needs that far too many people around the world don’t have met.

As voters, I think we need to consider not only how a candidate’s policies would affect us personally, but also how they would help the poor. While there are a number of issues for voters to weigh in on during this election — from foreign policy to economic recovery — it is a shame that our national leaders have nothing to say about our responsibility to the growing number of people in poverty.

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