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The REAL Hunger Games on Capital Hill - YouTube Video; PLEASE CALL CONGRESS TODAY!

The REAL hunger games have begun in the Capitol:
TODAY Congress is voting on $36 billion in cuts to nutrition assistance, or SNAP, which would kick 2 million people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps), reduce benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income kids from school lunch.
 
There's TWO steps you can take today:
 
1.  Take a moment to watch the following YouTube video and get fired up!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zu3nGD7Hxo0
 
2.  Call your Congressperson. Urge him or her to vote NO to cuts to SNAP, School Meals and all the critical safety net programs. Even though our Mass Delegation opposes these cuts, your Congressperson needs to publically decry the proposed cuts and alert their district constituents and press about how harmful these cuts will be to low income households in Massachusetts.

Please visit the Half in Ten Coalition's website http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=210 to learn more -- and how you can stop the Capitol from winning. Twitter: #REALhungergames 
 
For a copy of Governor Patrick's May 7th letter to Congress in OPPOSITION to the SNAP CUTS, go to:  /content/governor-patrick-weighs-house-budget-reconciliation-package-no-cuts-snap 
 
NEXT FOOD SNAP Coalition Meeting: 
Tuesday, May 22nd* 
10 to Noon,
St Francis House,
39 Boylston Street, Boston
 
* Yes, its always the 4th Tuesday of the month.