Yes, we’re still talking about SNAP. Why? Because Utahns care about raising people out of poverty, and SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) has been proven to do just that. But the House’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill makes dramatic cuts to SNAP that would increase food insecurity and hardship for low income Americans. The House version also includes harmful provisions, such as allowing SNAP participants to use their benefits toward dietary supplements, a provision that would likely cause people to choose less nutritious vitamins over food and leave them hungry.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Call our two senators and ask them to support the Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill, a version that passed with strong support and a bipartisan effort and strengthened SNAP to provide critical nutrition to elders, people with disabilities and low-income families. Be sure to mention that you want to see tax dollars go toward feeding hungry families and raising them out of poverty.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 (DC) // (801) 524-4380 (SLC) // (801) 375-7881 (Provo) // (435) 634-1795 (St. George) // (801) 625-5672 (Ogden) // (435) 586-8435 (Cedar City)
Sen. Mike Lee 202-224-5444 (DC) // 801-524-5933 (SLC) // 435-628-5514 (St. George) // 801-392-9633 (Ogden)
Check out this SNAP data sheet for important facts and messaging.