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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for February 2020

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

Huge success in HIP-Land! HIP Update from MA Food Systems Collaborative on Supplemental Budget

Important information from our friends at the MA Food Systems Collaborative - House passes $2M more in supp budget!  Please THANK your Rep and call your Senator this week!

ALERT: Public Charge Round-table with Immigrant Leaders - Join us on Monday Feb 24th at City Hall!

TO:  SNAP Coalition 
FR:  Pat Baker 

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

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

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.

SNAP gap lobby day + Public Charge webinar & SNAP flier updates

Lobby day to close the SNAP gap is Tues, Feb 11 (tomorrow)!

Two upcoming trainings/webinars

Public Charge Update-Protecting Immigrant Families: Feb 13 at noon teleconference/webinar

Let's OFFICIALLY #Close the MA SNAP Gap! Legislative briefing/Lobby Day Tuesday Feb 11th at State House

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

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.