Lame Duck Call-In Day

Remember that today is Lame Duck Call-In Day to Congress!

Join anti-poverty advocates for our National Call-In Day on Wednesday, Nov. 28 urgingCongress to protect and strengthen SNAP (food stamps) and other low-income programs from cuts in the lame duck session. One in 4 Washington children live in families struggling with hunger. They need you to speak up to protect SNAP, our most effective
anti-hunger and anti-poverty program. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1) Call 1-888-743-1097 (toll-free number provided by AFSCME).

2) Ask to speak to your Senators and Representative(s) and convey this message:

I am calling [MEMBER’s NAME] to urge him/her to protect and strengthen SNAP and reject any and all SNAP cuts that might be on the table during the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, including the harmful cuts contained in the House Agriculture Committee-passed bill and the Senate Farm Bill. SNAP cuts – or any other cuts in low-income programs – would increase hunger and poverty and shift the pain of deficit cuts onto those who aren’t responsible for creating the deficit.

3) Spread the word! Urge your networks to participate TODAY!

There’s a 4th step for people who tweet or use Facebook:

Click here for sample tweets and Facebook posts on how #SNAPworks and why it’s important to call
Congress today!