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Food Stamp Action Needed!

Food Stamp Action Needed!

Call California’s Senators and Tell Them Not to Cut Food Stamp/SNAP Benefits!
The U.S. Senate is considering a proposal to cut billions of dollars in future SNAP benefits in the so-called “Tax Extenders” bill and we need your help.

In order to pay for the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (H.R. 4213), Senate leaders are considering a proposal to cut billions of dollars in future SNAP benefits (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).

Please call Senator Feinstein at (202) 224-3841 and Senator Boxer at (202) 224-3553 today to tell them you oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for these provisions.

This legislation, also known as the “Tax Extenders” bill, contains several provisions that are important to food banks and low-income Americans. And while we urge passage of the bill, we strongly oppose raiding SNAP benefits to pay for it. These cuts, totaling an estimated $9.56 billion, would take effect in 2014 and would be damaging to low-income Americans struggling to put food on their tables.

Message/Action:
Calling your Senators is easy. Call today to tell them you oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for these or any other provisions.

Important things to remember during your call(s):

  • Ask your Senator to oppose cutting SNAP benefits to pay for the American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (H.R. 4213) or any other bill.
  • Tell them that passage of this bill should not come at the expense of hungry Americans.

Senator Boxer: 202-224-3553
Senator Feinstein: 202-224-3841

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Sherrill at lsherrill@foodbankccs.org.

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  1. admin says:

    I just called both Senators. For Senator Boxer, I was transferred to a voice mail and was assured comments are checked regularly. For Senator Feinstein, I left a quick message with the person that answered the phone and she just asked for my zip code. I would recommend leaving your zip code on Senator Boxer’s voice mail as well. It was super easy and took less than 2 minutes. Good luck and thank you for your help! ~Lisa