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Growing opposition to SNAP Cuts; Hearing on Meal Shaming legislation; Public Charge materials

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:56pm -- FoodSNAP

Greetings to those of you in the work trenches during late August.  Extra cookies for you at the September 24th Boston SNAP Coalition meeting. Here are some important updates to inspire you to fight on!

Growing momentum against Trump Admin Proposed SNAP Cuts! #HandsOffSNAP

Action Alert: NOON deadline to sign on to "SNAP Gap" FY20 budget letter to Gov Baker; Trump Admin starts new assault on SNAP eligibility, anticipates 3.1M to lose SNAP!

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP

Thanks to all who were able to attend the SNAP Coalition meeting yesterday, celebrate the FY20 Budget wins in SNAP Gap and HIP.  And special thanks to Ellen Vollinger of FRAC who gave folks an update from the front lines on federal legislation and the just proposed Trump Admin SNAP rules that would cut 3M low-income households off of SNAP.

 

We have some ACTION STEPS for you this AM.  

 

  1.  Letter to Governor Baker to support SNAP Gap initiative in FY20 Budget – org sign-ons needed by NOON today. 

 

Org sign-on letter to Gov Baker re SNAP Gap in FY20 Final Budget - DEADLINE Wednesday NOON! & sample TY social media tweets

Tue, 07/23/2019 - 10:56am -- FoodSNAP

Thanks again for your work in getting $1M included in the House and Senate Budget for FY 2020 to close the SNAP Gap in MA! And we are delighted also report that the SNAP Gap/Common App legislation, H. 1173 and S. 678 were reported favorably out of Heath Care Finance Committee and now with Ways and Means!  The Governor has 10 days to sign or veto sections of the budget. 

Organizational sign on letter for Community College Hunger Pilot Program; Powerful video series re SNAP & The 3-Month Time Limit and Lessons Learned from Maine

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 4:25pm -- FoodSNAP

Thanks to all of you who were able to attend the public hearing at the State House in support of Lift the Kids campaign, and the great testimony on the legislation addressing cliff effects, creating a diaper bank and other important legislation.  The State House was jam packed with anti-poverty advocates.  THANK YOU!  We are writing on three items:

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