URGENT: Stop Congress from Axing SNAP

Congress just voted to STOP the House Farm Bill that proposed to take meals off the plate of low income people in America. This is a MAJOR VICTORY in the fight against hunger. House leaders may attempt to re-consider the Farm Bill in another vote before the end of June. Please continue to urge your Member of Congress to stand against up against cuts to SNAP that would steal meals from children, seniors and veterans.

 

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Please Continue to Protect SNAP

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I'm writing to urge you to oppose H.R. 2, the Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018. While the bill was recently voted down, please continue to reject all future attacks on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and stand up to fight for protecting meals for children, seniors, and families.

SNAP is our nation's first line of defense against hunger, and is a program that shows who we are as Americans. SNAP provides meals to some 42 million Americans, including more than 1.6 million in New York City. More than one in three of New York City's SNAP recipients are children, and one in every five is over the age of 65. Even though SNAP benefits are not enough to feed a family for the entire month, they help recipients stretch their grocery budgets and put nutritious meals on the table. The proposed cuts to food funding and administrative changes to SNAP would put millions of people at risk.

For people in America struggling with food insecurity, all meals count. Food assistance programs like SNAP let all people participate in their local economies and makes our communities stronger. I urge you to continue to speak out against this and all threats to food resources for low income people in America.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

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