Poverty and Election Politics

“If you’re running for President, poor people don’t matter,” wrote Busted Halo’s Michael O’Loughlin this week. As the presidential race — and other political races — heat up this fall, O’Loughlin looks at the absence of poverty in election politics. Share his article and talk with young adults about the issues they think are most important in this year’s election:

  • What issue is most important to you in this year’s election? Why?
  • Do you agree with O’Loughlin’s analysis in the article? Do you think poverty should be higher on the agenda of elected officials?
  • What action could you take this week to help the poor in your community?