Stop the SNAP Cuts!
  • Petitioned John Boehner

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Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
John Boehner
President of the United States
U.S. House of Representatives

Stop the SNAP Cuts!

    1. Petition by

      City Harvest

More than 48 million Americans, including nearly 2 million  New York City residents, rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) to put food on their tables.  On November 1, all SNAP recipients saw a reduction in their benefits when the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s temporary boost expires, leaving a family of three with $20-25 less in benefits per month.   That’s not all!  Congress is considering an additional $40 billion cut from the program. 

 The cuts will most heavily affect low-income families with children whose parent(s) work for a living but don’t make enough to adequately feed their families.  Working families with kids are 72% of all SNAP beneficiaries.  75% of SNAP households include a child, senior, or disabled person. 

Tell Speaker Boehner, your representative, and the President that you think it is wrong to cut SNAP, our country's most basic anti-hunger safety net program.  

 

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    • Barbara Wallace JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • 8 months ago

      It's important to me because the cuts directly affect the families but most importantly the children who need it most.

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    • Madalyn Basora NEW ROCHELLE, NY
      • 8 months ago

      It is important that our government rescind these cuts because the cost of living has rise which entailed the cost of food to rise and cuts to jobs has increase as well. A family in a single parent home would starve. Please help!!

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    • Valerie A. Holmes BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO EAT HEALTHY.

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    • PETER KLUGE BROOKLYN, NY
      • 9 months ago

      It is important to me because it is important to the country.

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    • Nathan Peterman NEW YORK, NY
      • 9 months ago

      I'm signing this petition because, though it sounds crazy, I truly believe the Republicans want a return to a feudal society. They support and institute policies that crash the U.S. economy and then support and institute policies that punish the millions of people who have put in financial straits directly as a result of what they, the Republicans, have wrought. What else could this be but a concerted effort put the working poor further at the mercy of the whims of oligarchs? It's a party that draws and breeds sociopaths who simply enjoy taking advantage of anyone "weaker" than they, and lives only to weaken that which could be strong. I'm not talking about conservatism per se, but I am talking about the Republican party as it exists today.

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