Legislative Action Center

2015 Congressional Calendar (pdf)

Immediate Action Needed!
Sign our Petition to Support SNAP

Add your voice to the many who are supporting SNAP! SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some in Congress would make disastrous changes to a program that serves millions of children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, jobless adults seeking work, and those working – often at multiple jobs – just to make ends meet. Tell Congress you want an end to hunger in America, not ill-considered budget proposals that would increase it.

Other Actions You Can Take to Support Nutrition Programs:

Share the letter to House and Senate Budget Committees (pdf) from diverse group of Farm Bill constituencies opposing reconciliation instructions to the Agriculture Committees in the FY2016 Budget Resolution.

Share Statement of National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) (pdf) regarding the FY2016 Budget Resolutions with your Members of Congress. As national organizations committed to ending hunger and reducing poverty in this country, NAHO writes to unequivocally oppose budget proposals that will have the effect of increasing hunger and hardship for millions of Americans.

Share SNAP participation rates by congressional district with your Members of Congress. Use this data to highlight the number of SNAP households, point out the poverty level, and highlight the work status numbers in your Member’s district.

  • Use FRAC’s Analysis of SNAP Participation in the 22 Districts of Members of the House Budget Committee (pdf) who voted for a budget intended to drastically cut SNAP- which would end or reduce benefits for many thousands of SNAP recipients who live in their districts.
  • Use these sample tweets and tailor your message to your Member of Congress:
    @RepTomPrice In your district, 23% of #SNAP households include a senior. #Stopthecuts to prevent hunger in your backyard.
    @RepTomPrice In your district, 61% of #SNAP households include children. #Stopthecuts to prevent hunger in your backyard.
    @RepTomPrice Its time to #stopthecuts. More than 14K households in your district rely on #SNAP

Share the Child Nutrition Reauthorization budget letter (pdf) with your Members of Congress. This letter was signed by nearly 2,000 national, state, and local organizations, and asks the House and Senate Budget Committees to invest in child nutrition programs.

Share Nutrition Assistance Priorities: As you talk with your Members of Congress, share these documents which outline key priorities for the anti-hunger community:

Participate in Rep. Jim McGovern’s (D-MA) #FillUpYourPlate campaign to share what SNAP means to those who rely on the program. Learn more.

About the FRAC Action Council

The FRAC Action Council is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).