Every four years for the last 40 years (even before we were called Sojourners), our community has done what we can to lift up the issue of poverty during presidential elections. So it is with that spirit that I am proud to present a new short film called The Line.
Over the last few weeks, we observed both the Democratic and Republican conventions. It was easy to absorb the difference between the two parties. One was dedicated to fighting for the middle-class and poor of this country, the other for millionaires and billionaires.
No one would rip the plywood off their windows or empty the sandbags in the midst of an intense storm. Similarly, the federal government should not reduce the strength of its safety net when there are so many families in need and truly benefiting from the support.
We can't allow politicians to chip away at the services that keep people fed, housed, and on the road to becoming self-sufficient. And we can't continue to see the problem of poverty as someone else's problem.