Taking action on public benefits
The Senate is expected to take up the Farm Bill this week, with a vote likely tomorrow. S. 3042 protects current SNAP benefit levels and eligibility rather than adding burdensome requirements (including additional work requirements) to the law.
At the same time as SNAP is being debated in Congress, rules changes are rumored from the Administration. These changes could mean that immigrants would not be eligible for green cards if they or their children use benefits such as Medicaid, CHIP, or even the ACA marketplace - even though the immigrants in question have entered the country legally and are legally allowed to use the programs.
- Call your Senators at 202-224-3121 to share your thoughts on S. 3042.
- Here's a sample script: "Hello, my name is _________ and I am a constituent of Senator __________. My zip code is __________. I am calling today in support of S. 3042, the Farm Bill, as it is currently written. Please support this bill but do not allow any amendments that would weaken SNAP."
- National Skills Coalition has an Action Center with tips on how to support the investment in job skills that is included in S. 3042.
- Join PHAN's webinar on the proposed rules changes. The webinar is scheduled for June 28 at 11 AM.