GOP Hunger Games

OFFICIAL DAILY ACTION for Friday, April 13:

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Attend the Tax Rally This Saturday

Join us at Judkins Park this Saturday to protest Trump's terrible tax plan, and demand change to the regressive taxes right here at home in WA state.

TAX RALLY, Saturday April 14 at Judkins Park https://www.facebook.com/events/420236185057454/

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SNAP (or food stamps) is a literal lifesaver for millions of  families who are struggling to make ends meet during tough times. It also boosts our economy and saves funds in the long run by providing vital nutrition assistance to moms, kids, and families. Two-thirds of SNAP benefits go to families with children.

Yesterday, as part of the must-pass Farm Bill, House GOP leaders released new proposed restrictions on SNAP, including harmful and unnecessarily strict work requirements  for most people receiving food assistance. The CBO estimates that this red tape and new barrier would lead to over a million people being dropped from the program, mostly  women, who do the lion’s share of caregiving for children, elderly people, and family members with disabilities.

Action: Ask our Members of Congress to go all out to oppose new work requirements for SNAP

Sen. Patty Murray: DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545

Sen. Maria Cantwell: DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106; Seattle - 206-674-0040

Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901; Renton - 425-793-5180

Sample Script

“Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling about the Republican proposal to cut SNAP benefits and add onerous work requirements to the program. Imposing unnecessary and unhelpful barriers to vital health care, nutrition, and housing assistance programs only sets our families and economy back. The CBO estimates that one million hungry Americans would lose food assistance under this proposal. Please go all out to oppose it.”

More information

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/12/gop-proposes-stricter-work-requirements-for-food-stamp-recipients-a-step-toward-a-major-overhaul-of-the-social-safety-net/?utm_term=.ad59537ddac7

https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/snap-helps-millions-of-children

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