Oregon Food Bank Action Alert: Please thank our Senators on their support of Food Stanps

June 29, 2012 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

(Oregon Food bank Action Alert)

Please contact your Oregon or Washington senators today to thank them for their vote to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
We recently sent out an Action Alert encouraging you to email your U.S. senators and ask them to co-sponsor Sen. Gillibrand’s ammendment to the farm bill. Unfortunately, this amendment failed on a vote of 33-66 and the Senate passed a version of the farm bill with $4.5 billion in cuts to SNAP still in it. If the Gillibrand amendment had passed, it would have protected SNAP from those cuts.
Although we are disappointed that the Senate did not pass the Gillibrand amendment, we are pleased to report that Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley and Washington Senator Murray co-sponsored the amendment. While Washington Senator Cantwell was not a co-sponsor, she joined her Oregon and Washington colleagues in voting for the amendment.
As we wait for news about progress on the farm bill in the House, please email your senators to thank them for standing up for SNAP during the farm bill debate. Everyone likes to hear that the good work they do is appreciated and we will need our senators’ continued support for anti-hunger programs as the farm bill and other legislation moves forward.
Take action now:
http://www.capwiz.com/oregonfoodbank/issues/alert/?alertid=61513806&type=TA

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