Advocacy for Partner Programs
January 22, 2020
Growing Food Justice Across Washington
Get Involved|Advocacy|What You Can Do
Providing relief is essential to help millions of people from going hungry and to help them pay the rent and their bills. Passing a relief package is common sense, both for humanitarian purposes and to keep the pistons firing in our lagging economy when families use relief resources to pay their rent, buy food, and pay for other necessities.
At a minimum, relief must include boosting SNAP benefits by 15% and extending the Pandemic EBT program through the end of 2021 so that kids can have the food they need to stay focused on learning.
Use our phone scripts to make three phone calls— one phone call each to our Senators and your Member of Congress-and tell them that Congress cannot adjourn without passing a COVID relief bill.
After you make your phone calls, if you have signing authority on behalf of an organization, add your organization’s name to this letter that urges USDA to extend waivers that provide the essential flexibilities for providing school meals wherever there is need through the end of this academic year. The deadline to sign on is Friday, September 18, noon Eastern.
Make your voice heard in public spaces online. Make sure your networks understand how a lack of equity, poverty, and hunger go hand-in-hand. And help people learn what they can do to help.
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