It’s time to tell our legislators to oppose restricting SNAP benefits!
Over 42 million people in the US rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) to put food on their tables. The new Farm Bill threatens to add stronger work requirements to SNAP, restricting food access to folks who need it most. Congress should be expanding access to food, not expanding big business and putting money in the pockets of agricultural corporations.
Sen. Johnny Isakson: (202) 224-3643
Sen. David Perdue: (202) 224-3521
District 10 Rep. Jody Hice: (202) 225-4101
District 9 Rep. Doug Collins: (202) 225-9893
(Not in House District 9 or 10? Find your representative here.)
We need Congress to know that food access is a right, not a luxury. The Farm Bill is currently in conference between the House and Senate; both versions of it have major problems, directing huge subsidies to mega-farms, but the Senate version doesn’t expand work requirements for SNAP. Reducing the number of people eligible for SNAP will result in children losing free breakfast and lunch at school and harms low-income people in rural areas the most. Want more information? The Food Research and Action Center has plenty of it.
Personalized calls are more effective than multiple calls reading the same script, so express your personal feelings frankly! Here is an example script that you can build off of or use:
My name is [NAME], calling from [CITY]. I’m calling today because the new Farm Bill threatens to restrict access to SNAP, one of America’s most effective anti-poverty initiatives. Over 42 million people need food stamps to eat, and with stronger work requirements, fewer people will have access to the food that every human deserves. No one should be denied access to food because of their employment status.
Thank you for listening to my concerns.”
Please call your legislators TODAY.
TELL THEM: Protect and strengthen food access!
Thanks for caring,
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