3 STEPS for Mass Orgs to take in Response to the Tax Reform Debate and Need to Protect and Defend Federal Nutrition/Safety-net Programs
The fact that Massachusetts is blessed with a WONDERFUL Congressional Delegation does not give us a free pass to sit on our laurels. Below are two news articles that FRAC recently flagged in their SNAP news alerts (including quotes from our MA-based Children's HealthWatch) and some important resources materials to help you..
THREE action steps before and during Thanksgiving break:
- THANK your Member of Congress (MOC) well as Senators Markey and Warren for all they have and will continue to do to fight against harmful tax reform and the resulting cuts.
- SEND a letter from your organization to your MOC giving them information on why this is important. Attached is a sample letter with MA specific foot notes. (Thx to template from our colleagues from CA Food Banks). And here's a CBPP Fact Sheet on how GOP tax plans will threaten SNAP.
- TALK WITH your family and friends over the coming week, especially those in other states with MOCs who may not be as terrific as our Mass MOCs. Ask them to call their MOCs! Need some brief talking points during tag football or the post dinner stroll re the GOP "Two Step Fiscal Agenda" - check out CBPP issue briefs here. And CHW/s SNAP Vaccine here.
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