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40th Birthday for SNAP on State House Steps - Tues, 9/26/17 - right after SNAP Coalition Meeting #SNAPsince77

Greetings. Inspired by the California Association of Food Banks, we are organizing a 40th Birthday Party for SNAP in Massachusetts!  The Food Stamp Act of 1977 was signed into law on September 29,1977. Indeed, our Senator Ed Markey was Congressman Markey at the time and voted for the Act!  (He will be doing social media that day too!)

Please mark your calendars to join us for the Birthday Party! Here's the some short history from USDA website.

And there is a tweet chat as well at NOON on the 26th.  See promo graphic here. We'll be using #SNAPsince77.  Here are some sample promo tweets for Monday and Tuesday:

This week, we're celebrating #SNAPsince77. Join @FRACtweets & @CenteronBudget Sept. 26th at 12 ET for a tweet chat in honor of the program!
#SNAPsince77 has become the nation's most effective anti-hunger program. Let's chat abt it Sept. 26th @ 12pm ET. 
We're celebrating #SNAPsince77 w/ @FRACtweets & CenteronBudget on 9/27 at 12pm ET.  Join us!
#SNAPsince77 shows how bipartisan cooperation can address big issues. Chat abt it on 9/27 at 12pm ET.