Contact Your Legislators
SAY NO TO SB 165 - Criminalization of the hungry.
SB 165 will add embarrassing and unenforceable requirements to SNAP EBT cards that will cost $15 million, create confusion and embarrassment at the grocery store check out counter, and not address the underlying concerns around fraud. Read our testimony on teh bill here.
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. Here are some other action items for you to reach out on at the national and state level.
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!
Prayer leads to action
Ohio’s legislators once again are offering their thoughts and prayers after a mass shooting in Dayton. Please remind legislatures that prayers are not sent into the air like wishes on a star - but instead are about centering us toward action.
EMAIL AND CALL your State Senator and Representative now and remind them that:
“PRAYER MOVES US TO ACTION.”
WRITE YOUR LEGISLATOR BELOW!
THEN FIND THEIR NUMBER HERE AND CALL
* Banner photo courtesy of Pastor Aaron Layne