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Shutdown News

In Congress, the end of the fiscal year always stirs up a flurry of actions to ensure the government stays funded and that at least stop-gap spending bills are passed to avert the worst case – a government shutdown. Click onto our blog to get an update on what we know.

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Why I advocate for the Global Fund

Read this personal story about one of our advocates and why she advocates for the Global Fund.

Trump Administration Proposes New SNAP Cuts

The USDA has published another proposed rule that would cut SNAP benefits (former food stamps), this time a total of $4.5 billion over five years.  The cut would result from changes in how states take households’ utility costs into account in determining the amount of SNAP benefits for which they qualify. The comment period is now open until December 2. Go here to learn more and submit your comment opposing this new attack on SNAP.

Last 10 Days to Oppose New Housing Rule

Submit your comment opposing the Trump Administration rule to make it easier for landlords, financial institutions and others to discriminate based on race, sex, national origin, disability, and other protected classes. Comments are due October 18.

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