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Save the Date! July 20th Anti-Hunger "Rolling Rally" to Pass a COVID-19 Pkg that #BoostSNAPNow

 

The U.S. Senate is back in session next week. Our national partners at the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) are coordinating with national organizations on "Rolling Rally" to get the Senate to pass a strong COVID-19 bill that includes boosting SNAP.   Of course we have two terrific U.S. Senators who will fight for us. We also get some public noise going through other elected officials - local Mayors and City Councils, State Legislators as well as Governor Baker!  And many of us work with local groups or associations that have national affiliates who can make SNAP-noise too! 
 
In case you are at a loss for words, here is an excellent blog of CBPP's Brynne Keith-Jennings that covers the key arguments: Boosting SNAP: 5 Reasons Why Households Need More
 
Please mark the July 20th date and plan to take these action steps:
  1. Call both Senator Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren on July 20th. Thank them - but also ask them to speak out on July 20th in support of a SNAP boost!
  2. In advance of July 20th, ask at least one local elected official (Mayor, State Rep, State Senator) to create a short selfie video and post it to Twitter, FB, Instagram on July 20th - and include the hashtag: #BoostSNAPNow
  3. Reach out to Governor Baker and urge him to include a strong ask for federal nutrition program funding in addition to state and local government fiscal relief.
  4. Reach out to at least one sister organization, economist, health care professional and ask them to go on social media on July 20th and #BoostSNAPNow 
We need VOLUME! 
 
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From: Food Research & Action Center <nsmall@frac.org>
Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 3:55 PM
Subject: Save the Date! Anti-Hunger Rolling Rally
 
 

SAVE THE DATE! Monday, July 20 – Anti-Hunger “Rolling Rally”
Ring and Rally Your Senators to Pass a COVID-19 Package
That Boosts SNAP

Hungry people can’t wait.

On Monday, JULY 20, join FRAC and other advocates in a day of action to tell the Senate it must act quickly to pass a COVID-19 relief package that boosts SNAP benefits so that the growing number of struggling households may continue to put food on the table.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Ring and rally your Senators on July 20, between 9 a.m. – Noon*
*your local time

1. With advocates in every corner of the country calling during this time, calls will be rolling into Senate offices throughout the day on their first day back from the July 4th recess. Let’s make some noise! Find a list of your senators’ phone numbers here

2. Throughout the day of action, we encourage you to share a short selfie video (one minute or less) or a selfie photo calling for boosts to SNAP. Find senators’ Twitter handles and guidance on how to post a video or photo. Use hashtag #BoostSNAPNow and remember to tag your Senators.

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About Us

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.

Contact Us

Food Research & Action Center
1200 18th Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(202) 986-2200
nsmall@frac.org

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