Action Needed: 4/13 deadline for WA SNAP letter to Sens. Murray and Cantwell and WA delegation
By now you have received emails from us and organizations in your state
urging your organization to sign and circulate a SNAP letter to Senators
Murray and Cantwell and the WA House delegation. We wanted to make
sure that you knew why this effort is so important at this particular
point in the Farm Bill negotiations.
Senate Ag Committee Slated to Take up Farm Bill Soon: Senate
Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) has signaled
that she intends to mark-up a Farm Bill soon – possibly as early as late
April. It is essential that as many diverse Washington organizations
as possible urge Senators Murray and Cantwell that constituent groups
back home are united in opposition to ANY cuts to SNAP – and that
efforts should be made to strengthen, not weaken, the program. It is
only through our joint efforts – here in DC where a broad coalition of
national groups have been lobbying the Congress in support of SNAP and
back home in Washington – that our message of strengthening and
protecting SNAP will be heard.
Deadline for signing the letter is Friday, April 13, COB.
1. Click here to view the letter (pdf) along with the most recent list of Washington organizations signed on.
2. If your organization is not listed – sign the letter – click here to sign.
3. Circulate the letter to Washington organizations on your distribution list and encourage them to sign and circulate.
For more information, contact, Ellen Teller, firstname.lastname@example.org or Betsy Edwards, email@example.com at FRAC.