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MLRI 3/4 Webinar on harmful ABAWD rule, action for Puerto Rico, next Boston Coalition mtg

Register for MLRI webinar to learn about and take action against harmful ABAWD proposed rule
MLRI is hosting a webinar on March 4 to explain the impact of this terrible proposed rule, and what you can do to respond! Our wonderful national partners at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will be joining us to give some national perspective and recommendations about comments. In the meantime, for more information about the rule click here:
Comments are due April 2! MLRI will also share a Massachusetts specific organizational template in the coming days. 
Webinar time: Monday, March 4 from 1-2 PM
*note the time change from our save the date email about this webinar last week

Urgent Action Needed for Americans Facing Hunger in Puerto Rico

In a few weeks, emergency funding for Puerto Rico’s Nutritional Assistance Program (NAP) will run dry. This will cause over 1.3 million people on the island to lose some or all these benefits. Please contact your Senator (Warren or Markey) today: Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121, ask for your Senator, and say:
  •  "As your constituent, I want you to insist that $600 million be included for Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program in the government funding bill. It is urgently needed to prevent 1.4 million very poor people from losing some or all of their food aid."
  • You can also send a message to your senator by clicking here
Please also share with family and friends in other states!!
Save the Dates - Upcoming Events
Boston SNAP Coalition: Tues February 26 from 10-noon, St. Francis House in Boston. Agenda to come!
Income Maximization for the Working Poor: Basic Benefits Training at MCLE in Boston, Wed. February 27, 2019 from 9:15 am - 3 pm. 
Focuses on various supplemental benefits and assistance programs which help working families and individuals to maximize their income and reduce their expenses. The first part is presented in a lecture format and the second part utilizes small break-out groups and case hypotheticals. This training is designed as an overview of benefits. The subject areas are quite broad and this is not an in-depth analysis of any particular program. Cost is $27.50 for legal services & advocates. Register here. 

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