National Call-in Day: Call Congress Today to Protect Hungry Families from Cuts!
CALL 1-877-698-8228 with the message "No SNAP Cuts - Hunger Hurts"
TODAY: The House Agriculture Committee will mark up and vote on their version of the Farm Bill on Wednesday, July 11th. The bill currently cuts $16.1 billion from SNAP, which is three times the cut in the Senate version of the bill. These proposed cuts would cause:
• two to three million individuals to lose their food assistance entirely;
• 500,000 households to see their benefits cut by $90 per month; and
• nearly 300,000 children to lose free school meals.
CALL 1-877-698-8228 NOW
WAR IS VERY EXPENSIVE. How much does one bomb cost? If you have a Facebook account, you may be interested in Keith McHenry's wall. He is active in "Food Not Bombs," organization. Members actually feed the hungry in addition to advocating for peace. Keith's link is http://www.facebook.com/keith.mchenry.fnb . The chart below depicts the growing list of food stamp participants since 2008. Some people believe it is important to prioritize food and jobs for Americans over wars that cost lives and trillions of dollars. The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act's budget Congress passed is $652.5 BILLION. The VIDEO at the next link regards the NDAA budget, which reportedly has funding for a war with Iran http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72gWT1fWLBI - This writer does not know what percentage of NDAA's budget is for concentration camps in America. Indefinite military detention without criminal charges or any trial is allowed under Section 1021 of NDAA. People who object to concentration camps in America should support H.R.3785, a bill introduced by Ron Paul in January 2012 to repeal Section 1021. Thanks for your interest in justice and compassion.