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 October 19, the U.S. Senate passed its proposed budget, which opens the door for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. 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, 10/3/2017). On October 26, the House of Representatives voted to accept the Senate version of the budget.