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Boston SNAP Coalition agenda + public charge fliers in Haitian Creole/Portuguese

To: Food SNAP Coalition

Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
Final reminder - Categorical Eligibility Comments due this Monday 9/23 by 11:59 PM!
Our final plea to you all (and your family and friends!) to send in comments opposing the Trump Administration's terrible proposal to cut SNAP for 3.1 million people across the country, 90,000 here in MA. Comments must be submitted through a microsite - like - or through before MIDNIGHT on Monday, September 23! 
Click here to read a really excellent Letter to the Editor from today on this issue from John Feehan, the Executive Director of the YWCA Greater Newburyport. You can still submit Letters to the Editor on this issue after the comment deadline - sharing why this proposed rule is so concerning is valuable even after the deadline has passed! 
Thank you!! Please send MLRI copies of your comments once submitted. 
Agenda - Boston SNAP Coalition meeting 

The meeting will be on Tuesday, 9/24, from 10-Noon at St. Francis House (6th floor) in Boston. The agenda will include:

  • Federal updates, including debriefing categorical eligiblity comments 
  • State legislative updates & check in
  • Checking in on public charge
  • AARP SNAP outreach in partnership with Project Bread
  • Updates/checking in on SNAP policy issues - including medical expenses, college students, DTA Connect, and gig economy & self employment work.
  • Checking in on what you are seeing/issues you want to share!
Public Charge SNAP fliers translated into Haitian Creole and Portuguese

The Public Charge and SNAP fliers from MLRI, the 4 Food Banks, and Project Bread have now been translated into Haitian Creole and Portuguese (attached). For updated information on public charge, and additional languages of the flier, visit:
This Is Hunger video from Mazon

We wanted to share a powerful teaser trailer for Mazon's "This Is Hunger". Mazon describes This is Hunger as "a powerful, immersive digital video experience that explores who struggles with hunger in America and why." Check it out to watch and learn more information:

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