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Blog Archive for August 2018

Massachusetts Org Sign-on Letter to Farm Bill Conferees: Sign-on Deadline is Sept 4th!

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 3:59pm -- FoodSNAP

Inspired by our sister advocates in CA, TX and NY, MLRI and CHW have crafted a short letter to the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee members.  The letter cites the importance of SNAP to low income Massachusetts residents, the health and economic benefits of SNAP.  It urges the Conference Committee to protect and strengthen SNAP, minimally by NOT adopting any of the proposed changes in the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2). 

Save the date(s)! SNAP trainings, Coalition meetings & MLRI's 50th Anniversary!

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 3:00pm -- FoodSNAP
NO Boston SNAP Coalition meeting in August! Boston SNAP Coalition dates for the rest of 2018 are: September 25, 2018 October 23, 2018 November 27, 2018 NO meeting in December 2018-2019 MCLE and MLRI Basic Benefits Training Series Attached is a list of the topics and dates for the 2018-2019 series (including SNAP, cash assistance, unemployment, housing, RSDI/SSI, etc). To register and for detailed information on each of these trainings, go to Registration must be done through MCLE (and not MLRI). Trainings take place at MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston.

Urgent Action TODAY: Call the Governor to Lift the Cap on Kids!

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 9:22am -- FoodSNAP
Below is a message from the Lift the Cap on Kids campaign - please take action TODAY to call the Governor!

The Legislature reenacted Lift the Cap on Kids on Tuesday evening, July 31, 2018.  The new bill number is H. 4823.

Call Governor Baker right away at (888) 870-7770 with this message:  Please do NOT veto family cap repeal!

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