|4/13 deadline for NY SNAP letter|
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Action Needed: 4/13 deadline for NY SNAP letter to Sen. Gillibrand
Organizations are urged to sign and circulate a SNAP letter to Senator Gillibrand. Click here for the letter and the most recent list of signers (pdf). We wanted to make sure that you knew why this effort is so important at this particular point in the Farm Bill negotiations.
Senate Ag Committee Slated to Take up Farm Bill Soon: Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) has signaled that she intends to mark-up a Farm Bill soon – possibly as early as late April. It is essential that as many diverse New York organizations as possible urge Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, that constituent groups back home support her efforts in the Senate, and are united in opposition to ANY cuts to SNAP – and that efforts should be made to strengthen, not weaken, the program. It is only through our joint efforts – here in DC where a broad coalition of national groups have been lobbying the Congress in support of SNAP and back home in New York – that our message of strengthening and protecting SNAP will be heard. And we want to make sure that Senator Gillibrand knows that her efforts as a SNAP champion are shared and appreciated!
Deadline for signing the letter is Friday, April 13, COB.
1. Click here to view the letter (pdf) along with the most recent list of New York organizations signed on.
2. If your organization is not listed – sign the letter – click here to sign.
3. Circulate the letter to New York organizations on your distribution list and encourage them to sign and circulate.
For more information, contact, Ellen Teller, email@example.com or Betsy Edwards, firstname.lastname@example.org at FRAC.