FRAC/Unidos webinar today, National Day of Action Monday!
Submitted by FoodSNAP on 02/19/2021 - 11:51am.
Webinar: What Recent Actions on SNAP, P-EBT, and WIC Mean for Food-Insecure Latino Children and Families - In English TODAY, February 19, y Español 24 de febrero
Please join UnidosUS and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) for a webinar to discuss the recent federal actions on federal nutrition programs in response to the pandemic, what they mean for the Latino community, and opportunities at the state and federal level to increase food access for Latino children and families. To learn more and to register, click here.
MONDAY Feb 22 National Day of Action & overview of the American Rescue Plan
Please see below for more information from FRAC about Monday's national day of action - on Monday, 2/22, please call your member of Congress, post on social media, and share your support for the American Rescue Plan!! See the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' blog post here for a detailed overview of what's in the package currently moving through Congress - and for a summary of the federal nutrition program elements, see this portion of the blog. Some of the significant federal nutrition elements of the package:
extends 15% boost to SNAP through September
expands P-EBT to cover students through summer 2021
modernizes and expands the reach of WIC
provides additional funding for state SNAP agencies
This is a massively important set of COVID legislation - please share your support with our delegation on Monday!
Join National Day of Action to Urge Passage of #AmericanRescuePlan
Monday, February 22
Join FRAC, the Coalition on Human Needs, MomsRising, NETWORK Lobby, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, First Focus, many other leading anti-poverty organizations, and advocates across the country on Monday, February 22 for a Digital/Call-in Day of Action urging Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan.
On Monday, call your Members of Congress and urge them to pass the American Rescue Plan — Text "ReliefNow" to 747464 or call 1-888-523-8974 to be connected to your Senators. The text and call-in line, provided by MomsRising, will be available starting today and will be live all day Monday. You can also use the U.S. Capitol Switchboard to reach your Members of Congress: (202) 224-3121.
Join the tweetstorm on Monday, February 22 from from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. Promo content can be found in the working toolkit, and tweetstorm content will be ready by Monday. FRAC will be submitting content related to the nutrition provisions in the American Rescue Plan.
Background/Messaging: Congress must pass a bold reconciliation package necessary to lift the country out of the devastating economic and health crisis caused by COVID-19. The reconciliation package making its way through Congress would enact President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and will provide desperately needed relief. For more information about the critical nutrition provisions in the bill, read FRAC’s Priorities for the Current Budget Reconciliation Bill, S. Con. Res. 5.
Join us on Monday to urge Congress: pass the #AmericanRescuePlan, which will help millions of struggling families get the nutrition and other critical support they need.
Thanks to the Coalition on Human Needs, MomsRising, and NETWORK for leading this effort.
FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Visit our website to learn more.
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