Topic: Legislation

10 Good Reasons to Comment Against Trump Administration SNAP Cuts by September 23 (But You Just Need One)

Legal/Food Stamp Director

September 23 is the last day to submit a comment against the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule to slash Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and benefits and threaten access to free school meals. If you need a reason to submit a comment on this Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility rule and to ask others to join you, below are 10 to choose from.

FRAC on the Move: 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference

Director of Special Projects and Initiatives

FRAC On the Move is a series that follows FRAC’s policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger. In this installment, Alex Ashbrook, FRAC’s director of special projects and initiatives, talks about participating on a panel at the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference, SNAP At Risk: How We Can Keep Our Kids and Families Healthy. Alex was joined by Sue Vega, the senior programs manager for Alivio Medical Center’s Get Covered Illinois programs, and Cynthia Kaser, the chief community programs development officer for La Maestra Community Health Centers. The conference, held in San Diego, California, convened thousands of attendees interested in social change, particularly for the Latinx community.

Summer 2019 Legislative and Administrative Roundup: Bills Currently in Play

Food Research & Action Center

Congress is on recess until September 9. During recess, advocates should engage with their Members of Congress to advocate for stronger child nutrition programs and work to protect and strengthen SNAP. This roundup describes legislative and administrative actions currently in play on Capitol Hill, and is intended to provide the latest information for in-district meetings and site visits with Members of Congress.

A Recession Might Be Coming. Can Somebody Tell the Trump Administration?

Legal/Food Stamp Director

As Labor Day approaches, some leading economists are warning that our nation’s economy could fall into another recession in the coming year. At the same time, the Trump administration is proposing rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would undercut the program’s effectiveness in supporting low-income families working their way up the economic ladder and the program’s countercyclical impact.

Guest Blog: Trump Administration’s Latest Proposal Would Increase Hunger for Children at Home and at School

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.