The Senate and House agriculture committees are marking up the Farm Bill, which governs critical anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Cuts to SNAP could significantly undermine Colorado’s ability to provide food assistance to the poor, working families, children, and seniors.
We need to protect and strengthen SNAP! According to new polling data from the Food Action and Research Center, voters like you continue to voice strong support for SNAP and strong opposition to cuts:
- Seven in 10 voters say that cutting food stamp funding is the wrong way to reduce government spending.
- Nearly three in four (73%) voters believe the food stamp program is very or fairly important for the country.
What can you do? Your voice matters, so let it be heard!
Contact Colorado’s lawmakers in D.C. today. Ask them to protect SNAP for Coloradans in need of the safety net, public health program. Call (888) 743-1097 or take action by using our email template with this link. Our online system will send your email to the correct Colorado delegates, based on the zipcode entered.
And, if you make one call, contact Sen. Michael Bennet at (800) 826-3688. As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, he will be involved in the mark-ups and needs to hear how important SNAP is to Coloradans.
Then, share this information on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites, so other Coloradans can take action too.