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Act Now: House of Representatives Voting to Cut SNAP TODAY

We_accept_SNAP2By Eric Mitchell

Update: House votes 217 to 210 to Cut $40 Billion from SNAP

It’s been a busy week in Congress and I know you’ve heard a lot from us, but this is urgent. We need you to raise your voice once more.

Today, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3102, a bill that would cut SNAP (formerly food stamps) by nearly $40 billion.  This vote will be incredibly close, and we understand that many members are still on the fence. Your voice is urgently needed to defeat this bill!

Tell your representative to vote “no” on H.R. 3102. If enacted, this bill would mean that:

  • Nearly 4 million people would be kicked off of SNAP.
  • Churches and charities would have to nearly double their current food assistance over the next 10 years to handle the increase in need.

On Nov. 1, all SNAP households will see their monthly benefits reduced whether this proposal passes or fails. Now is not the time to cut SNAP.

Call 800-326-4941 to be connected to the Capitol switchboard and tell your representative to vote against H.R. 3102.

Thank you for using your voice to help end hunger in this country.

Eric Mitchell is Bread for the World's director of government relations.

 

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Please do not cut SNAP. There are so many people who are trying to make a living and are falling a little short of what they want to make need this help.

Please urge your Senator to vote against Cuts to Food Stamps/Snap. (Links to do so below) ...As this article notes, as this article notes, most beneficiaries are children, elderly or disabled...and $100 million dollars worth of food stamp feed the military==not to mention the working poor who depend on them....In today's 8/20/13 Austin American Statesman reports that our food bank and others are trying to imagine a world with even less food availability as their resources are so thin..I personally know disabled people who used to get a full bag of food and now get a small bag of food less often from the pantry they go to.. SO SAD...Let's Feed Our People! .Cut something else...not this program... To find your area's food bank to support, google "food bank' and the name of your town. **Article Link is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/19/food-stamp-cuts_n_3957509.html **Tell your Senator by clicking here: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm ***Please Tell them "No cuts to Snap!:

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