Advocacy Alert: Help Stop SNAP Cuts!

This week, Congress will be taking steps to fast track tax cuts that are funded by cutting core programs and services that help struggling families.

On October 5, House leaders will have a floor vote on the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution, which contains deep cuts to SNAP (formerly called food stamps), the school meals Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and other vital human needs programs critical to alleviating hunger and poverty.

Take Action!

YOU can help today with just 5 minutes of your time!

Join the National Call-In Days

Please take a few minutes to make a phone call to your Representative during the National Call-In Days to urge them to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution.

Call 1-888-516-5820 on October 2-4
Enter your zip code and you will be connected to your Representative’s office. You can personalize this example message:

I urge you to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution. Hunger still persists in our community at higher than pre-recession rates. We cannot afford the costs that will come from slashing SNAP, school meals, health care, Social Security, and other basic needs programs. Our communities value helping our neighbors in need over tax cuts that are heavily tilted towards the wealthiest 1%. Vote NO on the budget resolution and please work on passing a bipartisan budget that invests in programs that help all Americans.

Email Your Representative

Want to do more? Email your representative with your message urging to vote NO on the House Budget Resolution.

Go Public on Social Media

Use the samples below or create your own message to post on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Be sure to tag your Representative in your posts!

@YourMemberHandle: protect millions of Americans against hunger & poverty. Vote NO to proposed #HouseBudget http://bit.ly/2uDZnDs

#SNAPMatters in your district,@YourMemberHandle! Findout the impact via @fractweets map: http://bit.ly/2h7iJZf #HouseBudget #NoCuts

Research from @fractweets shows #HouseBudget cuts children’s access to #schoolmeals. @YourMemberHandle MUST #VoteNo  http://bit.ly/2gWWkAW

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