Each Person Makes a Difference
5/16/2012 10:00:00 AM by
This afternoon the Senate will vote on truly extreme budget proposals for the Farm Bill. Make sure that the bill protects and strengthens critical hunger relief programs.
Please contact them today.
It’s quick and easy to email your Senators via the Coalition on Human Needs by clicking here: send an email
now. Tell them to vote against the House budget and other similarly reckless plans.
Millions of Americans all across the country are struggling to put food on the table. With unemployment expected to remain above 8 percent this year and long-term unemployment at still at record highs, programs like SNAP and TEFAP are more important than ever.
Your Senators need to hear from you TODAY. We hope you can take a moment to call both of your senators and help us demonstrate how important hunger-relief programs are to your community.
If you’d like to call, here’s how
Just dial 1-877-698-8228to be connected directly to both of your senators. The system allows you to connect toll-free to both of your senators without hanging up the phone.
Dial 1-877-698-8228. When prompted, enter your zip code and listen to the brief instructions. You’ll then be patched through to your first Senator's office automatically.
Tell them that you are a constituent and state the name of the town you are calling from.
Let them know you are calling about the Farm Bill and deliver these two important messages:
TEFAP Message: Please support strengthening funding for TEFAP, which is a critical source of food for food banks and the clients we serve.
SNAP Message: I urge you to support SNAP and oppose any proposals that would change SNAP’s structure or reduce funding, restrict eligibility or reduce benefits.
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