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2 key SNAP Action Alerts for TODAY (Thurs 11/19)!

2 important action alerts for TODAY! (Thurs 11/19)
 
1. Sign on to letter to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team by NOON Friday 11/20!  
 
In order for your organization to be listed on the sign on letter, please fill out this google form by NOON on Friday 11/20
 
Click here to read the sign on letter, drafted by the SNAP Coalition's Transition working group, asking the delegation to share our recommendations regarding SNAP and child nutrition programs with the Biden/Harris Transition Team. We hope to have a broad range of organizations sign on - including but not limited to the food banks, emergency food providers,social justice organizations, health care centers, legal services, faith groups, and more!! So far we have nearly 50 organizations signed on - please join us!
 
Please also share with your networks TODAY - we want to have as many MA organizations sign on as possible! Let Vicky Negus- vnegus@mlri.org - know if you have questions. 
 
2. Join FRAC and the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Call-in Day today (Thurs 11/18)! 
 
Please call your member of Congress today! We need #COVIDrelief now. See information from FRAC below. 
 

Join November 19 National Call-In Day: Urge Congress to Quickly Pass a 
Comprehensive COVID-19 Relief Package that Includes SNAP Boosts

In recognition of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, FRAC will participate in the National Low Income Housing Coalition's Call-in Day on Thursday, November 19, to urge Congress to quickly pass a comprehensive relief package that invests in nutrition assistance, housing, income support, state fiscal relief, and other critical needs.

SNAP serves as the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. This proven program not only helps to put food on the table — it also stimulates the economy. You should continue to lift up the urgency to increase SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent and minimum monthly benefits from $16 to $30.

When you call your Members of Congress (find their numbers), here's what you might say: 

“Hi, my name is [name] and I’m a constituent from [town]. I am calling to urge the Member to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill that protects families and communities from economic disaster. Millions of families have lost their jobs and can’t afford their food, rent, and health care. Individuals and families need real, immediate help to weather this crisis and they need Congress and the administration to quickly enact a strong COVID relief bill. Any relief package must include SNAP benefit boosts.”

Get vocal on social: Tag your Members of Congress and the White House on social media with your message  — find their Twitter handles here. Use #COVIDrelief and #BoostSNAPNow. Check out FRAC’s social media resources.

Congressional Update 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has rejected the need to pass a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, instead calling for a “targeted” bill that is similar to the inadequate, “skinny” COVID relief bill that twice failed to advance in the Senate. It is critical that a real, comprehensive pandemic relief bill passes immediately that directly supports families and individuals who are struggling from the health and economic fallout from the pandemic. Every day that passes, more families slip closer to economic disaster. Call your Members of Congress today.

 

Please share the call-in day with your networks.

For additional resources, check out FRAC’s COVID-19 page.

 

Click-to-Tweet: Food or housing? People shouldn’t have to choose. Tell Congress to immediately pass a comprehensive #COVIDrelief package to #BoostSNAPNow and provide #RentReliefNow. Learn more with @fractweets: https://bit.ly/3l6DYKC

 

 

About Us

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Visit our website to learn more.

Contact Us

Food Research & Action Center
1200 18th Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 986-2200
nsmall@frac.org

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