End the Political "Hunger Games"
Congress is choosing to make cutting food for hungry people a priority while protecting tax breaks for rich corporations. Millionaire Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-VA) bill to “reform” food stamps is expected in the House this week and includes a whopping $40 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Take a stand against additional SNAP cuts and send this LTE to your local newspaper:
Title: End the Political "Hunger Games"
The House of Representatives is likely to vote this week to cut food assistance by $40 billion over 10 years -- a cut that would threaten an adequate food supply for up to six million Americans. And while the $40 billion cut would impact a diverse range of people (including veterans), it would disproportionately hurt children, who make up almost half of SNAP recipients.
Congress needs to reevaluate it's priorities. They're okay with taking food away from children while at the same time continuing to protect tax loopholes that allow corporations like Apple, General Electric, and Verizon to avoid paying their fair share in federal taxes.
It’s outrageous that Congress would play political games with people who are struggling to put food on the table. Our elected officials need to stand up and protect their constituents, families and communities; not just corporations.
Send this letter to your local paper now!
Victory: Larry Summers Withdraws his Name
ADA responded to your concerns about the possible appointment of Larry Summers to be the chair of the Federal Reserve by communicating with the White House last week.
The ADA Board Resolution that was communicated to the White House highlighted our serious reservations about the Summers appointment:
“ADA is concerned President Obama would seriously consider nominating a man who both helped drive our economy off a cliff and who questioned whether women are innately less able to understand science and math than men are.”
Thanks to your help, we have pressured Mr. Summers to remove his name from consideration for this post. The Washington Post reports today that "Liberal opposition proved to be too intense".
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