Posted on Apr 13, 2018
Community Voices Heard (CVH) member-leaders are organizing to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly Food Stamps, against cuts in Congress. Right now, members of Congress are planning to cut the amount of benefits people receive from SNAP, make it harder to enroll in the program and more punitive/easier to kick people off.
We SAY NO!
In connection with groups across the country, we are organizing to protect these critical programs. People use SNAP when they have lost a job, when their job doesn't cover their bills, when they are living with a disability and cannot work, and small businesses like bodegas, supermarkets, and others rely on SNAP as a source of income. Cutting the program and making it more restrictive will cause low-income families and individuals to be left with fewer options on how to feed themselves and their families. Additionally, it will hurt our local economy. We need to be talking about increasing the program, easing enrollment, and holding companies accountable to paying living wages.
We are currently organizing individuals and families who use SNAP as well as businesses that accept SNAP. Join us in the fight here!
For more information, here is a selection of articles detailing what is happening in Washington DC: