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A silent epidemic, plaguing our country

As our nation moved earlier this year to shore up the COVID-19 pandemic after President Joe Biden's inauguration, here's what I wrote about a grave problem that was happening simultaneously:

Hunger is the silent epidemic, something far too many Americans quietly suffer, too often — all while our nation's wealthiest are raking in billions at historic rates.

So many families are at the breaking point, and that's why I'm calling on President Biden to appoint a national White House Conference on Hunger to take the lead on this crisis.

Sign my petition and urge him to do it today.

A White House Conference on Hunger would demonstrate that the Biden Administration is aware of this plight and fully committed to addressing hunger across America — not just with one-time COVID relief, but with a comprehensive, ongoing strategy built from the foundations of this administration.

This is not only a direct response to the Trump administration cutting SNAP benefits, but the overall inability of multiple administrations to address a consistent problem across America.

The Biden Administration must take immediate action and demonstrate its commitment to fighting hunger across America. Naming a White House Conference on Hunger would do just that.

Please sign my petition and urge President Biden to name a White House Conference on Hunger right away.


Posted on May 17, 2021.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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