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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for February 2020

The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

NPR Story on Trump Cuts; 2020 SNAP Advocacy Guide, Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting 2/25 and MORE!

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:26am -- FoodSNAP

Please join us at next Tuesday’s (2/25) Boston SNAP Coalition meeting, 10 to Noon at St Francis House.  A Coalition AGENDA is below.  We are writing to share with you a bunch of important information.

NPR News Story on Impact of Trump Admin SNAP Cuts on School Meals

AARP MA eblast on US Census jobs; FAQ on Census earnings and benefits; Upcoming briefing for MA Legislators

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 9:16am -- FoodSNAP
Does the US Census count matter for Massachusetts?  Absolutely!  Everything from how many Congressional Districts we have to the allocation of certain federal means-tested dollars to the state and more.  Thanks to our friends at AARP Massachusetts (why reinvent the wheel?), we are sending on their recent eblast re temporary US Census jobs and volunteer opportunities.

#HandsOffSNAP - Statement/video of Jim McGovern on SNAP Cuts & litigation; DTA suspends HIP purchases for Feb 23 to May 15th (fliers included)

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP
First, we wanted to flag this eblast below from Congressman McGovern as well as the video link of his comment on the litigation. #HandsOffSNAP 
Second, we've made some data updates to our summary chart of the three Trump Admin SNAP cuts based on recent data from DTA on the impact of the ABAWD cuts and the data DTA included in their comments in opposition to the "broad-based categorical eligibility" (BBCE) and "standard utility allowance" (SUA) proposed rules. The impact is higher than we initially projected.  

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