Submitted by FoodSNAP on 12/09/2019 - 10:51am.
We wanted to share some media pieces that have come out so far on the Trump Administration's cuts to SNAP for ABAWDs:
MLRI and The Open Door, Boston.com: “This rule just says to people who are in that predicament, ‘We don’t care that you need a little bit of help finding a good job so that you can move ahead,’” Negus said. “It says, ‘We’re going to take the food off your table, and we’re going to force you to go hungry as you’re trying to figure out what to do next.’ And being hungry doesn’t help people find good jobs.”
Project Bread, WBUR Cognoscenti: The Trump administration’s attempt to tighten work requirements for SNAP eligibility will only exacerbate hunger and poverty. It’s counterproductive and it’s also cruel.
Children's HealthWatch STAT News Op Ed: By restricting participation in the program by adults without dependent children who are struggling to retain steady employment in today’s workforce, the administration’s action will increase hunger in communities across the country and harm public health.
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Separately, if you filed comments in opposition to the SUA rule and haven't sent them to us yet, please do! It's very helpful for us to compile comments from Massachusetts.
Thank you all for your work!