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Learn From the Experts How You Can Protect SNAP in August



We had a huge turnout on Wednesday from across the country and from a wide variety of faiths tuning in to learn about the Farm Bill. In case you missed it, we’ve uploaded a recording of the webinar to YouTube!

The last bit of the webinar, in which Josh Protas of MAZON tells us ways we can engage our Members of Congress while they’re home for the month, is especially important as we enter August—and Congress’ August recess. Be sure to check it out, and then tell us what you did!

The Farm Bill sets much of U.S. food and agriculture policy. Just one of the included programs is SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), which helps over 47 million struggling Americans put food on the table each month. Recent Farm Bill proposals included over $20 billion in cuts to SNAP, which could push nearly 2 million people off of this vital program!

View the webinar to hear from experts from the faith, anti-hunger and sustainability communities about the current status of the Farm Bill. Learn how the Farm Bill affects programs you care about. Then find out concrete ways you as a person of faith can influence its path!

 

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Raechel Banks

About Raechel Banks

Raechel Banks is an Eisendrath Legislative Assistant. She grew up in Dallas, TX, as a member of Temple Emanu-El. She recently graduated from Brandeis University.

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