Critical MA Senate FY25 Budget Amendments, and Reminder re Org Sign on to Protect SNAP Federal cuts!

Time sensitive action alerts below!  Quick reminder that our May SNAP Coalition meeting will be on Tuesday, May 21 from 10-11:30 (a week earlier than normal due to Memorial Day). Here is the Zoom link. Agenda to come. 

Contact Senators ASAP and ask to Co-Sponsor Core DTA Benefit Amendments 

Please contact state Senators ASAP (especially today and tomorrow) to urge them to co-sponsor the following amendments, Debate starts in the Senate on the FY25 Budget next Tuesday, March 21st: 


  • Feeding Our Neighbors Amendment #577 - fact sheet here - to restore state-funded SNAP for legally present children, older adults, and persons with disabilities ineligible for federal SNAP (the benefits for 5,000 families ended April 30th).

  • Lift Our Kids Amendment #578 cash grant amendment to move the cost of living increase for TAFDC and EAEDC cash benefits to earlier in the upcoming fiscal year & Amendment #552 to increase the annual children’s clothing allowance. 

  • Hunger Free Campus Amendment #647 to provide funding for food security initiatives in 2 and 4 year public MA colleges and minority serving institutions.  


Sign on by 5 PM on Wed 5/15: MA Org Letter to MA Delegation Opposing Cuts to SNAP!

We have extended the sign on deadline until 5 PM  on Wed. 5/15 to get more MA organizations on! Please join over 70 partners and growing across the state in speaking out and opposing a proposed $30 billion cut to SNAP! Sign on and see the text of the letter by clicking HERE.


Rent Control and Raise the Minimum Wage Rally May 15th:  

For those of you in and around Boston on Wednesday, we urge you to join the Raise our Wage, Cap our Rent Rally.  Wed May 15, 2024. 12:30pm: meet at Embrace statue on the Boston Common  1pm: Rally at the Monument to the Black Civil War Heroes, at the top of the Common, across the street from the State House  More info and to register, go here (English and Spanish).