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Tell Congress: Don’t Cut SNAP Benefits

Every five years, Congress passes a new Farm Bill. This massive piece of legislation touches on crucial issues like agricultural policy, land use and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the official name for what used to be referred to as food stamps.

SNAP is our nation’s most important and most effective anti-hunger program, with tens of millions of Americans relying on it to put food on the table. SNAP is less than 2% of the federal budget.  

Despite that, Republicans in Congress recently unveiled their proposed Farm Bill with drastic cuts to SNAP benefits.

We can’t allow Republicans to take SNAP benefits away from people in need of food. Sign our petition urging Congress not to cut SNAP benefits.

Progressive groups were quick to push back on the Republican farm bill proposal.

"Weakening safeguards that protect people from pesticides, slashing protections for endangered species, and recklessly expanding industrial logging should have no place in the Farm Bill," said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

“This would be the largest cut to SNAP since 1996 if enacted and these cuts would grow even deeper over time," said Ty Jones Cox, vice president for food assistance at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

“It would be mean-spirited and shameful for Congress to cut the SNAP benefits moms and families rely on; and it also would be damaging to our economy,” added Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director and CEO of MomsRising.

We agree. Tell Congress not to cut benefits by signing our petition today.

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