The House Agriculture Committee, will mark up its Farm Bill on May 15. We expect the House to cut SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) by approximately $20 billion – which equals 8 billion meals This is an additional $4 billion in cuts compared to last year’s version. Cuts to SNAP could be devastating to our clients and our ability to meet the need in Connecticut. We cannot let this happen without a fight.
If your representative is a member of the Agriculture Committee, they are in a position to stop these cuts from happening. To do that, they need to hear from you today, May 14, as it is an organized National Call in Day!
Here is what you need to do:
- Call this toll-free hotline at 866-527-1087. Listen to the pre-recorded message and enter your zip code when prompted. You will be connected to your Representative.
- Once you are connected, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
- Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver this important message:
As my representative in Congress, I urge you to vote for amendments to restore the SNAP cuts in the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill and against the bill if those cuts are not restored. The $20 billion cuts to SNAP are unconscionable and will put a tremendous strain the ability of food assistance programs to meet the need of families they serve. Please don’t hurt struggling families who truly need help by taking food from their dinner tables.
- Spread the word by sharing with your local networks and on social media.
With your help, we can influence the process and fight back against cuts to SNAP. Thank you for your help!