Urge Congress: Do Not Leave D.C. Until SNAP Boost is Included in Final COVID-19 Deal
It’s outrageous that a SNAP benefit boost is not included in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) COVID-19 proposal.
Congress cannot let hungry households be left behind in the next recovery package. Join us in urging your Senators and Representatives to not go home (adjourn) without a SNAP benefit boost in the final deal. Members need to weigh in with leadership with the following message:
The final COVID-19 relief package must boost SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent, which would help all SNAP households; and also, increase the minimum monthly SNAP benefit from $16 to $30 and suspend SNAP time limits or administrative rule changes that would cut benefits.
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Three Actions to Get the Attention of Members of Congress
|Call and email your Members of Congress and quickly organize community calls with others in your state. Urge your members not to leave D.C. without a boost to SNAP benefits.||Write a Letter-to-the-Editor urging your Members of Congress to not leave D.C. without passing a COVID-19 relief bill that includes a SNAP benefit boost.||Get Vocal on Social and tweet at your Members of Congress using these sample social media posts and the Click to Tweet above this section.|
Our Message is Still the Same: Topline Messaging
Food Insecurity is Rising in Every Corner of the Country: A comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that includes a boost to SNAP is urgently needed to provide direct assistance to individuals and families.
SNAP as an Economic Catalyst: During an economic downturn, each $1 of SNAP benefits generates between $1.50 and $1.80 in economic activity. Increasing SNAP benefits is the biggest ‘bang for the buck’ for our nation — and Members of Congress must not leave D.C. until SNAP benefit boosts are included in the final deal.
The Ask: The COVID-19 relief package being negotiated by Congress and the White House must strengthen SNAP by boosting maximum SNAP benefits by 15 percent, which would help all SNAP households; and also by increasing the minimum monthly SNAP benefit from $16 to $30 and suspending SNAP time limits and administrative rule changes that would cut benefits.