Take Action: Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Struggling Americans Would Spike Hunger for 3 Million People
USDA’s proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million people by making them ineligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Comment here by September 23.
SNAP Time Limit Comments
The public comment period for USDA’s proposed SNAP Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) rule has ended. Thanks to the efforts of anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders, more than 100,000 comments on the rule were submitted.
Take Action During August Recess
The House and Senate are on recess and return to D.C. on September 9. Check out FRAC’s Recess Alert for step-by-step instructions on how you can advocate for stronger child nutrition programs while your Members are home. Also find out how you can protect and strengthen SNAP this August.
President Signs Farm Bill
President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law on December 20. Read FRAC’s analysis. The final Farm Bill conference report was filed the evening of Monday, December 10. On December 11, the Senate passed the conference report, 87-13. The House passed the bill on December 12 by a vote of 369-47. Check out FRAC’s statement.
What Every Policymaker Should Know About Hunger
Even though the 2018 elections are over, FRAC’s one-stop-shop for anti-hunger advocates provides the facts and tools needed to ensure every candidate-turned-lawmaker knows about the extent of hunger in America and the solutions that exist to solve it.
ON THE HILL
- 2018 Farm Bill letter to House and Senate Budget and Appropriations CommitteesFRAC is proud to have played a leadership role in developing and garnering support for this letter (pdf) urging the House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees not to “hinder development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with further cuts.”
- SNAP Support Letters
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- Advocacy Tool
Trump Administration attacks — through administrative actions, divisive rhetoric, ICE raids, and other means — on immigrant families have created an environment of heightened fear and confusion. Learn more and take action.Read the report
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the first line of defense against hunger. The Trump administration’s proposed rule – Revision of Categorical Eligibility in SNAP – would take away SNAP’s critical food assistance from 3 million people who are struggling to make ends meet, and could prevent 500,000 children from receiving healthy school meals.
Comment on the regulation, and spread the word on social media using these graphics:Download the graphics
- Advocacy Tool
FRAC urges Congress to enact a child nutrition bill that supports and strengthens program access and participation by underserved children and communities; ensures nutrition quality; and simplifies program administration and operation. The reauthorization should maintain and build upon the critical gains made in the last reauthorization. In order to achieve these goals, FRAC asks Congress to make these improvements to the child nutrition programs.Find out more
- Fact Sheet
The Summer Meals Act of 2019 (S. 1908 / H.R. 2818), introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Don Young (R-AK) and Rick Larsen (D-WA), would increaseFind out more
the reach of the Summer Nutrition Programs. The Summer Nutrition Programs help close the summer nutrition gap and support educational and enrichment programs that keep children learning, engaged, and safe when school is out.
So, we should be doing more for our kids, not less. That’s why the Trump administration’s most recent effort to change the rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is wrong and cruel. It would gut broad-based categorical eligibility, which would take basic food assistance away from working families, seniors, and people with disabilities, and make it harder for struggling people to feed their families. That also would jeopardize 500,000 kids’ access to their free breakfast and lunch at school. In other words, President Trump is literally advocating that we take food out of the mouths of our children.
The Trump administration recently proposed a rule to gut states’ option to use broad-based categorical eligibility (Cat El) for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If adopted, the rule would eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million people, and jeopardize more than 500,000 children’s access to free school breakfast and lunch. Broad-based categorical eligibility allows more families that get services funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to qualify for SNAP benefits if their net incomes are at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty line.
August 6 marks the anniversary of the enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA), a triumph of the Civil Rights era that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. Now in its 54th year, the efficacy of the Act is in peril.