Contact Your Legislators
Ohio Legislature is jumping in and getting busy!
BARRIER TO FOOD
HB 58 will require photo’s to be placed on SNAP cards in Ohio. This will create a barrier, logistical barriers for a person who changes their hair, gets glasses, or is a senior and sends their pastor or grandson to the grocery to their food. In addition, this bill will do nothing to improve SNAP effectiveness or efficiency. Please contact your state legislator today and tell them to vote NO on HB 58.
WRITE YOUR LEGISLATOR BELOW!
With a political divide in Congress…
The Trump administration is looking toward executive orders and administrative rules to change policy. However the House and Senate still can exercise their oversight to stop changes.
SNAP RULE CHANGE
Write a comment to stop harmful rule changes:
Congress reauthorized SNAP funding in the federal farm bill last year without major cuts to the program in a bi-partisan fashion. The Trump administration is proposing changes through administrative rules that will adopt policy changes that the House and Senate did not agree on last year. Our friends at the ELCA drafted an opportunity for people of faith to weigh in here! The US Department of Agriculture is accepting public comment on this rule change and you are encouraged to send your comments today!
PAYDAY LENDING RULE CHANGE
Action Item coming soon:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that they will rescind rules passed to offer consumer protections across the states. These protections were put on hold and never fully implemented by the CFPB, but lending institutions were signaling their willingness to offer new, less predatory, options to comply with the rule. Instead of fair products for consumers, predatory and exploitative loans will remain the norm.
* Banner photo courtesy of Pastor Aaron Layne