Write Congress today to save SNAP!
Congress is now debating a bill that would restrict SNAP benefits
or even cut off assistance to working families. Currently, there
is a three-month time limit that cuts off food assistance to any
adult in need who doesn’t have children and can’t find a reliable
20-hour-a-week job. The bill will expand this time limit to all
adults ages 18-59 who are not disabled, pregnant or caring for a
child under the age of 6, and it will require at least 20 hours
of work or in a training program.
This restriction would have a direct effect on parents of
school-age children. It also particularly would affect
undergraduate students and graduate employees at institutions of
higher education. The vast majority of SNAP participants live in
households where at least one person is working but they still
struggle to make ends meet because of their low wages or
inconsistent scheduled working hours.
Write your representative today and urge him or her to oppose
this change to SNAP.