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When ignorance meets cruelty

Republicans seem to get a kick out of causing harm to those who are most vulnerable – in this case: 9 million hungry children.

I mean, just look at these state Republican leaders across the country who are proudly voting against universal school meals, wearing their ignorance and cruelty right on their sleeves. It's like they're in a competition to see who can be the biggest heartless jerk.

Take Republican state Senator Steve Drazkowski in Minnesota, for example. This guy actually had the audacity to say that he had "yet to meet a person in Minnesota that is hungry." Apparently, hunger is just a "relative term," and he's hungry after only eating a measly cereal bar for breakfast.

1 in 11 children in his own state don't have enough food — but this guy thinks poverty isn't a problem because he doesn't know any poor people. That is sick. Maybe if his party spent less time trying to ban books and more time listening to parents, he'd know how huge a problem hunger is.

We must elect leaders who truly care about the well-being of our children and families. Will you help fuel the fight to end hunger with a donation today?

We cannot forget about Republican state Senator Mike Wobbema from North Dakota, who callously blamed parents of hungry children for their plight. Because, you know, it's not as if poverty or systemic issues play any role in this at all. Nope, it's just all about those lazy, negligent parents. Give me a break.

Oh, and just to add insult to injury, that same North Dakota state legislature voted to increase their own meal allotments by a whopping 29% the very next week, costing the state another million dollars. Because, hey, who needs to fund school lunches for thousands of hungry children when you can just line your own pockets, right?

Republicans' refusal to fund free school lunches is an absolute disgrace. It just goes to show that they don't give a damn about the well-being of the children in their states and that they're more interested in playing partisan politics than actually helping people.

With your support, we can build a movement that puts people over politics and ensures that our children have the resources they need to thrive. So please, donate today, and let's work together to create a brighter future for all.

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Posted on April 18, 2023.

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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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