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Blog Archive for November 2016

Attorney General Office Helpline to report threats and harrassment

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:31pm -- FoodSNAP

At this AM's SNAP Coalition meeting, Jennefer Schamel from the Mass Office of Refugees and Immigrants (MORI) noted that the Attorney General created fliers that list the AG Crisis Hotline and helplines, and translated them into multiple languages. Below is the email from Jennifer, the press release issued last week, and email from the Attorney General's Community Engagement Division and the translated fliers.


Dear SNAP Coalition,

Cabinet Picks: Price at HHS and Verma at CMS

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 3:56pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

President-elect Trump has named his nominees for HHS Secretary and for CMS Administrator.The people in these two positions will be in key positions to shape the future of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. 

"President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. ....

Organizational Sign-on Letter to New Admin & Congress from "SAVE" Campaign; SSI/SSDI training on 11/30/16

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:21pm -- FoodSNAP

Sign-On Letter to Congress and New Administration:

Our colleagues at the Food Research Action Center (FRAC) and Coalition for Human Needs (CHN) are seeking state, local and national organizations to sign onto letter to both the new Administration and to Congress.  We encourage you or your organization to embrace the four core principles of the SAVE Campaign (Strengthening America's Values and Economy) and add your name to this important letter.  See below.

Boston SNAP Coalition AGENDA for Tuesday 11/29; Congressman McGovern Poised to Fight against SNAP Cuts/Block Grants!

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:41pm -- FoodSNAP

Congressman Jim McGovern Leads Fight against SNAP Cuts and Block Grants, Please Tweet! 

These are indeed tough times - with great uncertainty for all anti-hunger/anti-poverty advocates and the communities we are committed to serve. But never lose hope!  Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern has made it very clear: Any Republicans who want to cut SNAP program should be ready for 'one hell of a fight'

Applications due Dec 9 for Delivery System Reform Advisory Council

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:36pm -- Health-Law-Anno...

EOHHS has posted a notice about selecting people to serve on the Delivery System Reform Implementation Advisory Council. Nomination forms are due by Dec 9, 2016. You can self-nominate.

EOHHS is seeking to select approximately 20-25 individuals to serve on the Council for the 5-year term of the 1115 MassHealth Demonstration. The Council members will be representative of MassHealth members, family members of MassHealth members, advocates, providers, provider associations, ACOs, or health plans.  

MLRI's Promise to Our Low-Income Clients and Our Advocacy Community: We Are Ready

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:21pm -- FoodSNAP

We want to share a message from our Executive Director Georgia Katsoulomitis and MLRI staff in response to the recent election. We appreciate and thank you for all you do for those you serve. We stand ready to take on new struggles, build new partnerships and join you in advocacy for all low income residents of this great Commonwealth.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

DTA Central Alert -Phone issue to due Verizon outage; MLRI alert - Reminder to track problems with NO interview calls

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 10:55am -- FoodSNAP

DTA Reporting DTA Assistance Line problems today:

See email below from Ombuds Office re problems today with Verizon.

Note from MLRI: If you client had a scheduled interview today and does not receive a call from DTA, and/or cannot get through the DTA Assistance Line, you and your client should complain to DTA to ensure that the client

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