Supporting mothers should be a universal, bipartisan priority. But as we celebrate Mother’s Day, the U.S. House will be preparing to vote on a highly partisan version of the Farm Bill that includes cuts and harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) known as CalFresh in California. CalFresh helps over 4 million low-income Californians including 2 million children, access much needed nutrition and put food on the table.
For years, protecting and strengthening this crucial program has been a bipartisan goal. However, this version of the Farm Bill abandons that tradition by taking away food assistance from many low-income women, including mothers with children older than 6.
This Mother’s Day, let’s tell Congress to back off from cuts and harmful changes to SNAP, a program that makes a major difference for so many mothers in our community and nationwide.
Please call your member of Congress at 1-888-398-8702: You will be connected to your Representative's office by entering your zip code.
Here is a simple script you can use. Please feel free to share any personal stories you have about how SNAP/CalFresh helped you or someone you know.
Tell the staff member you are connected with:
"Representative [your member of Congress] should Vote No on the Farm Bill, H.R. 2, because it cuts SNAP for working families, seniors, and people with disabilities."