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My Remarks on the GOP Farm Bill and SNAP

May 23, 2018
Good afternoon and thank you for having me here to share my story. My name is Sandy Waters and I live here in Washington, DC. I know that imposing work requirements for SNAP beneficiaries would crush hardworking individuals and families – because that’s what would have happened to me. Watch Sandy...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018
This week, we find our hearts broken again, this time for the victims of the shooting at Santa Fe High School, their loved ones and their community. It is not even summer and already there have been 22 shootings at schools in our country this year. One school shooting would be horrifying; 22 is...
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MomsRising Celebrates Overcoming the Terrible-For-Families House Farm Bill

May 18, 2018
The moms of America can breathe a sigh of relief now that the Republican Farm Bill failed on the floor of the House of Representatives. The rejection of this bill is a victory for America’s families, because it includes callous, new requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (...
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Success in defeating harsh cuts to SNAP in the House!

May 18, 2018
The defeat of the farm bill is a great victory, because it is a rejection of mean-spirited and wrong-headed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps).
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SNAP changed my life. Stop targeting it with cuts.

May 14, 2018
This is a guest post by Sharvonne Williams. As a child growing up in Harlem, I never realized that I was living in poverty. I didn’t know that the groceries my mom brought home were purchased with food stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). My mom did a lot of...
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#5Actions of the Week: May 11, 2018

May 11, 2018
As we head into the Mother's Day weekend, we want to pause and THANK all of the parents, parent figures, grandparents and caregivers in our lives. We are so thankful for ALL OF YOU, and for your tireless energy for stepping up and speaking out about issues facing our families, our communities and...
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Congress: Don’t Take Food Away From Moms and Kids!

May 11, 2018
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...
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How the House's SNAP cuts would hurt children

May 11, 2018
The House is likely to vote as soon as next week on the Farm Bill, legislation that includes the reauthorization of SNAP/food stamps. Despite historically being a bipartisan bill, the version put forth by the House GOP leaders this year includes sweeping, even stricter work requirements for...
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#FoodFri: SNAP, Women and the Farm Bill

May 10, 2018
Got questions about how the proposed Farm Bill will affect women who receive SNAP benefits? Come to #FoodFri this week and learn more about what the cuts to SNAP in the Farm Bill could mean for women who rely on SNAP to put food on the table. Our amazing guests the National Resource Center for...
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Why I Am Marching with Teachers on May 16

May 9, 2018
Earlier this week, NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger commented on the upcoming NC Public Schools Day of Advocacy: “Teacher strikes are illegal in NC, and in some respects what we’re seeing looks like a work slowdown, and looks like a fairly typical union activity, and the people of NC don...
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