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Calling Legislators: What to Say

Whether you live in Massachusetts or another state, you can TAKE ACTION to urge Congress NOT to include cuts to SNAP in their Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Just follow these steps:

For Massachusetts residents

For non-Massachusetts residents

Tips for calling legislators

Massachusetts Residents:

Reach out to your family and friends in other states. Urge them to call their Senators and Representatives at (202) 224-3121. The message is simple: NO cuts to SNAP and NO turning SNAP into a block grant program. Send them the script for non-Massachusetts residents below to use for their call.

Non-Massachusetts Residents:

Call your Senators and Representative at (202) 224-3121 (press 1 after reaching the Switchboard to contact your Senators. Press 2 to contact your Representative.) Here is a script you can use for the call:

Hi, my name is [your name] from [your town]. My zip code is [zip code]. The recently passed House and Senate budget resolutions threaten federal nutrition programs such as SNAP. I am calling to urge Senator/Representative [last name] NOT to cut cuts to these programs or attempts to change these programs from entitlements to block grants.

SNAP helps Americans stay out of poverty and ensure they have enough food for their families. I ask the Senator/the Representative to keep the nutrition safety net strong. Thank you for your time.

Reach out to family and friends in your state. Urge them to make the same call you did. Send them the script above to use for their call.

Tips for calling your legislators:

We know hunger is often silent, but together we can speak up and speak loudly. Thank you for lending your voice.