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To: Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture

Tell USDA:Stop The Attacks on Food Assistance Programs for Hungry Americans

USDA's newly-proposed rules to SNAP will cut food stamp benefits for hundreds of thousands of hungry people. We demand that you stop these proposed changes before they take effect on April 1, 2020.

Why is this important?

The Trump Administration recently announced changes to SNAP that will cause hundreds of thousands of people to lose access to their “food stamp” benefits.

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program commonly referred to as "food stamps," is a federal nutrition program that’s critical for fighting hunger in the United States. According to Feeding America, "SNAP provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times. It helps people get back on their feet and on the road to a better life.”

However, the Trump Administration has been working for the last three years to undermine SNAP as part of their agenda to limit access to public assistance programs.

The newly-announced attack on SNAP is especially outrageous because Congress rejected these proposed changes to the program during the Farm Bill debate last year. The House rejected it in a bipartisan vote of 330-83, and the Senate voted down a similar amendment 68-30.

But now, Sonny Perdue, Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture, is moving forward with these changes through an undemocratic “executive order” that targets very poor people struggling to work — many of whom are homeless, living in small towns and rural communities with little or no access to employment, or have health conditions that prevent them from working.

Please join with us and demand that Sonny Perdue stop the Trump attacks on food assistance programs critical for fighting hunger in the United States.


Reasons for signing

  • This proposed policy is heartless and cruel. the richest country in the world can't afford to feed it's neediest citizens? What is wrong with the Trump admin? The Cruelty is the Point.
  • In is critical we retain our decency in caring for those who need our help. Particularly in the era of trump. that threatens all humanity.
  • Cutting this back is just cruel.

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