October 3, 2013
With the federal government closed since Tues, Oct. 1 and no Continuing Resolution on the budget in sight, advocates need to let Congress know this shut down hurts constituents. It needs to end now!
September 17, 2013
This is it! Today the House released its nutrition bill for the Farm Bill and, as warned, it does include $40 billion in cuts to SNAP and the House could vote as soon as Thursday.
August 5, 2013
Last week, House Republican Leadership announced that a working group led by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has agreed on a framework for a House nutrition-only bill that includes $40 billion in cuts to SNAP over ten years, nearly double the amount of cuts included in the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill that was defeated in June.
July 12, 2013
We are just devastated by today’s votes to pass an ag-only Farm Bill in the House. Early on, they approved moving forward a split Farm Bill that separates agriculture and nutrition titles, severing the long-time coalition and common interests between farmers and consumers, especially low-income people.
July 10, 2013
THURSDAY, July 11 the House Rules Committee plans a vote that could take SNAP out of the Farm Bill – creating an ag-only bill and a SNAP-only bill out of the current Farm Bill structure. That will just open the door for an onslaught of stand-alone amendments that would dismantle SNAP as we know it.
June 7, 2013
Full House will begin debate on the Farm Bill and they need to hear from us now!
May 9, 2013
Both the House and Senate are planning to mark up new versions of the Farm Bill – the Senate may begin this week – so let’s get going (again)! Neither the Senate nor House versions of the Farm Bill…
April 26, 2013
Regular session ending – but our advocacy doesn’t:This Sunday marks the end of the Legislature’s regular session, but they are a long way off from ending their work. This is a “long” session…
April 10, 2013
House budget released – please pick up your phone today! When the Senate released their budget proposal last week, we celebrated that there was progress…
April 3, 2013
Revenue: We all need to talk to our Senators about revenue. We stand in strong support for the need to find revenue to help Washington pay for existing need for services …
March 28th, 2013
Gov. Inslee released his plan today to help fund our kids and communities by closing tax loopholes and raising revenue. To begin to address our $2.3 billion deficit, he would end tax exemptions…
March 22nd, 2013
On Wednesday, the state’s latest economic forecast was released – once again, the news is bad but some feared it would be worse. Here are several factors that are driving our deficit…
March 15th, 2013
New leaders named to Dept. of Agriculture & Dept. of Health: Gov. Inslee named Okanogan rancher, chair of Washington’s Salmon Recovery Board, and former Okanogan Co….
March 8th, 2013
This week marked the halfway point for the 2013 legislative session. Each of our anti-hunger priorities has a legislator sign on letter and we’re looking for more champions for all of them…
February 21st, 2013
Download the Hunger Action Day agenda now and be prepared for the Coalition’s day of advocacy.
February 12th, 2013
Friday, Feb. 22 is our opportunity to make hunger a visible, undeniable priority for legislators – help us make a big orange splash in Olympia….
February 4th, 2013
No child should go to school hungry. No elder should have to cut back on food to pay rent. But since the 50% cut to State Food Assistance (SFA) went into effect last summer….
March 30, 2012
AHNC Members, The special legislative session is slated to end mid-April and members of the House and Senate continue to work together to reconcile a budget to send to the governor…
March 23rd, 2012
As you know, last week the Senate approved a harmful budget which cuts State Food Assistance (food stamp benefits for legal immigrants). The Senate budget closes no tax loopholes,…
March 15, 2012
Prepared by SFA advocates Send a Letter to the Editor highlighting the impact of cutting State Food Assistance on children and families. In particular, we should focus on media…