Urge friends and family in other states to call their legislators.
In Massachusetts, 1 in 8 residents receives SNAP. And in FY2016, SNAP kept 141,000 of our state’s residents out of poverty. On December 22, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which disproportionately benefits the wealthiest Americans and increases the deficit by estimates as high as $1.8 trillion.
Many believe these tax cuts will ultimately be paid for by cutting spending on social safety-net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 12/5/2017).