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Blog Archive for September 2019

THANK YOU ALL for your incredible work submitting #HandsOffSNAP comments in opposition to the Trump Admin proposed SNAP cuts! We also want to update you on the 10/1/19 SNAP COLA, and how you can support CA Congressman Gomez EATS Legislation for college students. 

To: Food SNAP Coalition

This is an update on public charge from Protecting Immigrant Families -Massachusetts.  
 
Highlights: 

We just want to flag for you a new initiative between AARP Foundation and Project Bread to reach more older adults and help them enroll in SNAP (or do a “SNAP math check- up”).  

See alert from FRAC Below.  Let either of us know if you need help drafting comments.  
 
Remember, the comments can be very brief statements in opposition but please try to write unique comments (e.g. don't cut and paste the same identical text).     

Here’s information on two upcoming trainings, policy clarification on EBT card issuance and a template to collect stories about SNAP for your comments to USDA. 

Webinar on “Public Charge” and Young Children in Immigrant Families, Thurs. Sept 12th

We are following up to provide additional resources and action steps on the Trump Administration's cruel proposed rule that would terminate SNAP for 3.1 million people across the country by gutting "categorical eligibility."
 
We've received quite a few questions about how to advise immigrant families worried about receiving nutrition benefits. Attached is a flier (English and Spanish) that you can share with community organizations and immigrant families. If you find it useful, let us know and we will work on additional translations.  
DTA Overhauls SNAP Medical Expense Guidance!!