Tell Congress: Don't take food away from families
April 13th, 2018
Leaders in the House introduced a bill yesterday afternoon that would strip food off the table for approximately 1 million people struggling to find work. It’s the latest in a line of proposals that would undermine SNAP (what we used to call “Food Stamps”), making it harder for people to access food. This is unacceptable.
If this bill passes, it would mean taking food away from people through a series of harsh new work requirements and changes to who’s eligible for the program. And for families working to move out of poverty, it actually makes the “cliff effect” worse.
These misguided changes and work requirements do come with a proposal to increase access to job training – but it’s only getting paid for by taking food away from people who are struggling. Cutting people off from access to food doesn’t help them find work: it just leaves them hungry. Let’s make sure Congress hears that message loud and clear.
Let them know why you care. If you’re one of the many people in this country who’ve used SNAP, let them know why it’s so important to oppose this bill and instead put forward a robust bipartisan bill that protects and strengthens food assistance and helps people find work.
Thank you for everything you do.