Actions Needed to Support Food/Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):

Summer Food Message and Action Needed: Urge Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S.2527, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2527; H.R. 5012, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for low-income children and simplify its administration for SFSP sponsors. Go to http://frac.org/leg-act-center/cnr-priorities/bills-we%E2%80%99re-watching/#s2527 for details.

Boost SNAP Benefits Messages and Action Needed: Ask Members of Congress to cosponsor Representative Ted Deutch’s (D-FL) bill (H.R. 2384, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2384) that would boost SNAP monthly allotment levels by requiring that such benefits be calculated on the basis of the Low-Cost Food Plan. Go to http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5118/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=11516 for the current list of cosponsors. (NOTE: It appears that Matt Cartwright is the only sponsor from Pennsyvania.)

Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance: Urge Representatives to pass H.R. 3979 (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3979) that would extend the emergency unemployment insurance (UI) program. Find more information or take action also at http://org.salsalabs.com/o/125/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15837.

For all of these, find contact information in the following locations:

Senator Robert Casey: http://casey.senate.gov
Senator Pat Toomey: http://toomey.senate.gov
Your Representative: http://www.house.gov

 

 

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