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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for November 2020

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

Budget ALERT: Ask the MA Budget Conference Committee to adopt the Senate SNAP Gap language and the House Cash Grants Boost!

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 1:35pm -- FoodSNAP

Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!).  Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques.  This is HUGE!  The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).  

It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.  

Reflection on the Election results, Coalition agenda + updates

Mon, 11/09/2020 - 1:51pm -- FoodSNAP
To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Good afternoon!! We are THRILLED to be emailing you all this morning with the weekend news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice-President of the United States. We cannot express how significant this is for low-income communities and for our work to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs for the years ahead.
 

House W&M Budget Victories and two anti-hunger amendments - SNAP Gap and CEP !

Fri, 11/06/2020 - 11:01am -- FoodSNAP

We know this is a crazy week in the world and country, and we also know COVID cases are on the rise in the state and across the nation.  And food insecurity is also on the rise, with MA having the highest rate of increase since COVID in the nation – see Feeding America recent data below. 


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