Join Us in Opposing a Proposal to Amend a SNAP Categorical Eligibility Rule

On July 23, the Trump administration issued a new proposed rule that would severely roll back who can get benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Approximately 3 million people in the United States would lose critical nutrition assistance and thousands of children would lose access to free school meals, because of this rule.

Raise your voice in telling the Trump administration that this rule in unethical and will put our nation’s public health at severe risk. The 60-day public comment period began on July 24.

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I am writing to strongly oppose the administration’s proposed rule to gut broad-based categorical eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would cut benefits for struggling people and harm the public health of our communities.

An estimated 3.1 million individuals would lose SNAP benefits, and thousands of children would lose access to school meals that provide the crucial nutrition they need to lead healthier lives. By USDA’s own estimates, the proposed rule would cut SNAP benefits over five years by $10.543 billion, while increasing SNAP administrative costs by $2.314 billion. This proposed rule will result in even more hunger and hardship for millions in our nation, and must be withdrawn.

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Call Your Representatives!

Please write and call your state senators and local representatives to remind that SNAP helps millions of Americans make ends meet, and this proposed rule would only make things harder for those who are already struggling.

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