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COVID-19 from FRAC: SNAP Organization Sign-On Letter and Human Needs Webinar - Friday 4/3/20

TO: SNAP Coalition 
FR:  Pat Baker and Vicky Negus
Thanks to those of you who helped getting the MA Delegation members signed onto Rep McGovern's letter to House and Senate Leadership asking them to prioritize SNAP in the next COVID-19 package. We have 100% of the MA Delegation (just one member left who is on the cusp of signing). Please reach out to family and friends to urge their US Reps and Senators in sister states to sign onto the McGovern/Fudge/DeLauro/Pressley COVID-19 SNAP letter! 
HUGE thanks to DTA for pumping out nearly $40M in SNAP supplemental emergency benefits on March 31st (last day of National Social Work Month), and to DTA Central for sharing updates on the Central MA SNAP Coalition call today.  MA is doing amazing work under the most challenging of circumstances. A deep bow to all the DTA front line staff working long hours to process a huge surge in SNAP applications. 
Just flagging for you aORGANIZATIONAL sign on letter. TY the FRAC team for working on this letter (Ellen V mentioned in this AM's SNAP Coalition call). Please add your organizational name by Noon tomorrow, April 2nd.  (The Google form is very easy to use; MLRI does not have bandwidth to sign on orgs). And be sure to register below for the Coalition for Human Needs webinar, 2 PM tomorrow. 
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From: Food Research & Action Center <>
Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 4:40 PM
Subject: COVID-19: SNAP Organization Sign-On Letter and Human Needs Webinar
To: Patrica Baker <>

Below are two opportunities for anti-hunger advocates to take action and also learn more about COVID-19 response efforts from the broader human needs community.

1. Join FRAC and other leading national, state, and local anti-hunger organizations in signing a letter urging Congress and the White House to use the next federal relief package to strengthen SNAP by increasing the maximum benefit available to all households by 15%, increasing the minimum benefit from $16 to $30, and suspending administrative actions that would eliminate or weaken SNAP benefits.

Sign your organization on by 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, April 3

2. Register for the Coalition on Human Needs "Congress and COVID-19: What passed and what comes next" webinar this Friday, April 3 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. Eastern on the broader COVID-19 relief efforts, the recovery legislation enacted by Congress, and next steps.

Learn more about other COVID-19 resources and actions on FRAC’s COVID-19 Updates page.



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