Thanks again for your work in getting $1M included in the House and Senate Budget for FY 2020 to close the SNAP Gap in MA! And we are delighted also report that the SNAP Gap/Common App legislation, H. 1173 and S. 678 were reported favorably out of Heath Care Finance Committee and now with Ways and Means! The Governor has 10 days to sign or veto sections of the budget.
Some of you may have received a similar email already, but we just want to make sure you have the opportunity to add your name to the organizational sign on letter to urge the Governor to accept the SNAP gap language and funding, as well as THANK the House and Senate leadership for including the SNAP Gap funding and language in the FY20 Conference Report.
Two ACTION STEPS:
- Please sign-on to our budget letter by tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, by 12 pm. This letter will be sent to Governor Baker, EOHHS Secretary Marylou Sudders and DTA Commissioner Jeff McCue. You can view the letter language and sign-on HERE.
- Please use social media to help drum up some additional attention and hopefully prevent a veto by the Governor! A graphic is also attached. Feel free to use and modify these as you see fit.
Sample social media messages and twitter handles (cut and paste)
- To thank the conference committee:
Thank you Conference Committee members @SenRodrigues, @RepMichlewitz, @CindyFriedmanMA, @VinnydeMacedo, @DeniseGarlick, and Rep. Todd Smola for including language in the budget to pilot a common application that would close the #SNAPgap in MA! #mapoli
- To thank leadership:
We’re one step closer to closing the #SNAPgap! Thank you @MA_Senate Pres. @KarenSpilka and @SpeakerDeLeo for your work to expand access to the Supp Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Commonwealth. It’s a win-win for the health of our residents and our economy! #mapoli
- To thank the MA legislature:
We’re one step closer to closing the #SNAPgap! Thank you @MA_Senate and House of Representatives for including funding for a common application pilot in the FY20 budget. It’s a win-win for the health of our citizens and our economy! #mapoli