180 days to Blue Wave 2018 AND Chris Smith's unseating!
WHAT: #EmptyPlatesEmptyPromises gathering to call on Congressman Chris Smith to "Snap Out of It" and vote NO on any Farm bill that cuts SNAP funding or enforces stricter work requirements. We'll be delivering paper plates with messages to Smith written on them. We'll provide plates and markers. Or make some ahead of time and bring them with you. (a Good group and/or class project)
WHEN: Wednesday, May 16th from 4pm-5pm
WHERE: Congressman Smith's Office: 112 Village Center Drive, Raintree Shopping Center, Freehold, NJ 07728
We're hearing that the House will to vote this week on the Farm Bill. In it are massive cuts to SNAP (food stamps) and enforcement of stricter work requirements for SNAP recipients . An estimated 2 million people will lose their SNAP benefits over the next ten years if these cuts pass. Here's an article explaining what's to come ->> https://talkpoverty.org/2018/05/03/house-farm-bill-doubles-tanfs-mistakes/