Weigh in With Congress on Their Recent Vote on Nutrition Assistance!
The House Republicans recently voted to cut $36 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This move alone would kick 2 million people out of the program, reduce benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income kids from school lunch.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has served as the nation's first line of defense against hunger, helping to put food on the table for nearly 45 million low-income participants each month—the majority of whom are children, elderly, disabled, or working poor.
But the House Republicans didn’t stop there. They also voted to eliminate the Social Services Block Grant, which helps more than 11 million children by providing funding to states for services such as foster care, child abuse prevention and intervention, and child protective services. And they voted to deny access to the child tax credit for the low-income working families of 5.5 million children—all at a time when one in five children are living in poverty.
It is critical that we stand together against any efforts to undermine or cut nutrition assistance and other safety net programs helping millions of low-income families and providing a needed boost to our economy.
By entering your zip code here, you'll be able to access editable letters to send to your member of Congress depending on how they voted: Thank your member for voting against the cuts or send a letter to your member expressing your disappointment in their vote in favor of unprecedented cuts to nutrition assistance and programs benefiting low-income children.
Show your member that you are following these votes closely. Let them know that you will applaud votes to protect programs aiding our most vulnerable and that you won't stand for votes that cut the safety net, especially at a time when so many are facing such hardship.