Oppose Changes to SNAP that would Exclude 3 Million from Assistance
UPDATE (12/4/19): The Trump administration has finalized a proposed rule that could exclude nearly 700,000 people from SNAP assistance by implementing stricter work requirements for this population. Other proposals to further undermine this critical service are still pending, and we must speak up now to defend SNAP benefits.
The elimination of BBCE would not only harm millions of hungry US residents but also damage the nation’s economy more broadly. Economists have estimated that every $1 spent on SNAP benefits generates between $1.22 and $1.84 in economic activity. SNAP protects working families during economic downturns and creates jobs. While the proposed rule change is subject to public comment, Congress must also condemn this ill-conceived attack on food assistance for vulnerable people.