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- email@example.com - 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.
“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.
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.