I. As rumors of a possible farm bill deal circulate, we have extended the Nationwide SNAP Call-In Days until December 6. It is critical for advocates to weigh in today!
*Thanks to our friends at Feeding America for providing the toll-free number.
II. Send a Who Goes Hungry? Holiday Card
Our Thanksgiving and Hanukkah cards blanketed the Hill last week, largely due to your help in getting the word out and urging others to ask: “Who goes hungry?” Thank you. And with your continued support, we can keep up the drumbeat. The Who Goes Hungry website now has holiday cards that you can send this week and next.
House Democratic leaders send Farm Bill letter (pdf) supporting SNAP/Food Stamps.
Rep. Jim McGovern delivers latest End Hunger Now speech.
More than 130 national organizations send letter (pdf) to Farm Bill conferees.
Senator Casey (D-PA) introduces S. 1635, a bill to extend economic recovery act SNAP/Food Stamp increase.
House Farm Bill conferees named by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
House approves, by vote of 217 to 210, a Farm Bill nutrition title with $40 billion in SNAP cuts (H.R. 3102).
…check out our Farm Bill 2013 section for the list of House and Senate conferees and more information about the proposed cuts.
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