Comment on changes to federal regulations
- SNAP (food stamps) - Federal law currently requires that childless adults can only receive three months of food assistance over a three year period unless they can document working at least 20 hours per week. However, states can waive these rules in times of high unemployment. New USDA rules would eliminate those waivers, ending SNAP for about 755,000 adults.
- Take Action: Feeding America, the Food Research & Action Center, the Center for American Progress, and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities are helping coordinate a campaign to oppose the rule. For additional resources and details about the campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/SNAPRuleCampaign.
- Social Security - The Social Security Administration is proposing a rule change that would eliminate "inability to communicate in English" from the list of categories considered when making disability determinations. We will update this page if and when sample comments are available.
- Payday Lending: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to "rescind certain provisions" of its 2017 payday lending rule, including a portion of the law which prevents lenders from making loans they know borrowers can't afford to pay back.
- Take Action: StoptheDebtTrap.org has a link to a sign on letter advocating against any changes to the payday lending law. They also have press statements and social media here. You can take action with sample social media or make your own public comment.
- Prosperity Now, UnidosUS and the Asset Building Policy Network are holding a webinar to discuss these changes on February 27. RSVP here.