Oregon Food Bank Action Alert against the Ryan Budget

April 12, 2012 at 6:12 am Leave a comment

On March 29, 2012, the U.S. House of Representative passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget and sent it to the Senate for consideration. The House version of the budget raises significant concerns for Oregon Food Bank because of proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—which helps more than 46 million Americans afford an adequate and nutritious diet—would be cut by $134 billion over ten years—a whopping 17 percent.  A cut of this size would mean reducing or ending nutrition assistance for millions of families.
While we recognize that the national debt is an important issue, it is unacceptable for the budget to be balanced on the backs of struggling low-income households. Contact your House member today to voice your strong support for SNAP.
If you live in the district of Oregon Representative Bonamici, Blumenauer, DeFazio, or Schrader, please thank them for voting against the budget plan. If you live in the district of Oregon Representative Walden or Washington Representative Herrera Beutler, please express your disappointment in their support for a budget that drastically cuts anti-hunger programs like SNAP.
Click here to email your Representative now
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