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SNAP: What’s At Stake for Women and Families

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Millions of people across the country face challenges in feeding their families. Many people are just one job loss, one schedule downgrade, or one sickness away from needing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help feed their families. SNAP is critical to the economic security and well-being of women and families. Half of children in the U.S. will receive SNAP at some point during childhood, and half of all adults will do so at some point between the ages of 20 and 65. But after passing tax bill that gives massive new tax cuts to the rich and big corporations, while adding $1.9 trillion to the deficit, the Administration and many in Congress are proposing changes to SNAP that would harm women and families. Learn more about what’s at stake below.

Letter of Concern

Farm Bill Conference

Celebrate Recent Farm Bill Vote, but Remain Vigilant

Our fight to protect against cuts to food assistance for women and families continues.

Letter: Advocates from Around the Country Unite Against the Farm Bill and Say #HandsOffSNAP

House leaders are proposing to slash key programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps)

Cutting Food Assistance Is A Bad Deal for Women and Families

Current administrative and legislative proposals to change SNAP would harm women and families. In particular, the House Farm Bill threatens food security for millions of women and families.

Letter of Opposition

H.R. 2 Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018

The House Farm Bill: What’s At Stake for Parents and Children

Instead of weakening a program that provides vital food assistance to millions of families in need, Congress should combat hunger by protecting and strengthening SNAP.

Diversity and SNAP Decisions: How Women’s Voices Would Have Built a Better Farm Bill

Too often, older, white males drive these conversations—from taxes to the budget to job creation—and unfortunately leave large swaths of people across the country out of their calculus.

Expanding SNAP Work Requirements Would Harm Women

These proposals will not encourage work, but instead will take food away from unemployed and underemployed women at a time when they are most vulnerable.

SNAP Proposals in House Farm Bill Would Cause More Women and Their Families to Go Hungry

The House farm bill contains a number of deeply problematic proposals that would push people off SNAP.

NWLC Comments to USDA on SNAP Work Requirements

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is critical to women’s economic security, health, and well-being.

The Harvest Box: Another Bad Idea from the Trump Administration

As expected, the budget proposed massive cuts to key anti-poverty programs such as Medicaid, Social Security, housing programs, and SNAP.

Cuts to SNAP Would Harm Survivors of Domestic Violence

For low-income women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, these cuts to a critical program could be one of the factors keeping them in dangerous circumstances and pulling them into, or keep them

Everyone Has A Right to Eat

 

Republicans Are Taking Food From Struggling Families to Pay for Their Tax Cuts