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National Conference Call to Discuss Budget Battles, Block-granting of SNAP

The email I sent last night did not go through properly. Apologies. Here is the text of the FRAC email and their invitation to the national conference call. This is a VERY important call if you can make it. 

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Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) introduced his budget proposal for FY2012. While details are still emerging, the proposal would convert SNAP (food stamps) into a block grant.

FRAC has issued this statement: 

The SNAP (food stamp) program has succeeded for 40 years as the nation’s most fundamental public program, safeguarding against hunger, working both in good times and in bad times. Chairman Ryan’s proposal to destroy the structure of the program is an old idea that has always been misconceived, but which the effective SNAP response to the recession has underscored as a really bad idea. If enacted, it would have the effect in the long term of harming tens of millions of children, seniors, and working-age adults, damaging our education and health systems, creating havoc with state and federal budgets, and weakening the economy.

We will keep you apprised as we learn more.

JOIN US: Conference Call to Discuss Future FRAC Opportunities to Engage in Budget Battles

FRAC will be hosting a conference call to discuss House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s (R-WI) FY2012 budget proposal, the strategy moving forward, and an update on the status of the FY2011 negotiations.

Network Call Information:

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Click here to register for the call. or go to here to register: http://action.salsalabs.com/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=12144