#TalkPoverty at the Last Debate: Monday, October 22

Once again, I’m sharing an email from The Coalition on Human Needs about the Presidential debates. The last debate is coming up on Monday, October 22, and will focus on foreign policy. The moderator is Bob Schieffer (@BobSchieffer). The point the Coalition wants to make about poverty and our national presence is: How can we…

Debate Tonight with Candy Crowley

Apparently, ignoring poverty in America is becoming a tradition at the debates. According to Greg Kaufmann, author of This Week in Poverty blog at The Nation Magazine, Thursday night’s debate makes at least six Presidential or Vice Presidential debates, dating back to 2008, without a single question about poverty. (See Greg’s final installment of his…

Talk About Poverty at the Vice Presidential Debates

Those working on the Talk About Poverty (#TalkPoverty) campaign are refusing to be discouraged. They are encouraging us to tweet our poverty questions to the moderator of tonight’s vice presidential debate between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Vice President Joseph Biden. I admit that it seems futile, given the [intlink id=”1172″ type=”post”]secret negotiations[/intlink] behind the scenes,…

Democrats and Republicans Conspire

You may have noticed there was no mention of the Talk About Poverty (#TalkPoverty) campaign at Wednesday’s presidential debate. Since the debate, many people have commented on the poor job done by moderator Jim Lehrer, not only because he omitted the questions submitted by Talk About Poverty, but because of his all-around dismal showing. However,…

The Debate: Waiting to Talk about Poverty

In August, Greg Kaufmann at The Nation Magazine started a series called Talk About Poverty (#TalkPoverty). The first four articles profile people who have worked to eradicate hunger, and list the questions they would like to ask Obama and Romney in the first debate. Kaufmann’s most recent article lists 13 of the most pressing questions….