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URGENT WELFARE ACTION ALERT – IMPORTANT DATA FOR YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Attached is a fact sheet on Rep. Decker's amendment # 1108 to provide level-funding for TAFDC in order to support a grant increase of about $70 for the typical family. The amendment also preserves the $40/month rent allowance for TAFDC families who are paying for private un-subsidized housing.  House Ways and Means did not include the rent allowance in its proposed budget, but the House budget will be debated and voted on next week.  

Please mark your calendars for this very important event at City Hall in Boston starting next week. 

This is a reminder that the next SNAP Coalition meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 22nd from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston (39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor).  There is also a national webinar TODAY on the proposed House Budget (Congressman Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" budget  at 3 PM EST with FRAC, CBPP and CHN.  Still time to register HERE  
See alert from GBLS below. Calls still needed. 
 
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From: Toulan, Elizabeth
Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Subject: URGENT WELFARE and FAMILY SHELTER BUDGET ALERT!

Hi, Folks –

The following alert is from our anti-hunger colleagues at Child Health Watch.