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SNAP changes could have a noticeable impact locally

Ken Regal appeared on this episode of WESA’s The Confluence. “‘If the rule takes effect in April as planned, people in that category – able-bodied, without dependents, between 18-49 – will be subject to time limits,’ said Ken Regal, executive director of Just Harvest. ‘They will be kicked off of food stamps unless they can […]

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Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Trump’s food stamps cuts will aggravate inequality: Is this the America we want? | Opinion

“…In the context of rampant and growing income inequality, terminating categorical eligibility will yank food assistance from 3.1 million Americans with a demonstrated need — 16,000, for instance, in Allegheny County alone — cutting the number of vulnerable Americans currently receiving food stamps by 11 percent. The change would have a huge impact on “near-poor” […]

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OP-ED: Food stamp cuts amid escalating inequality: Is this the America we want?

“In late July, President Trump launched a frontal assault on the nation’s cornerstone food assistance program: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Trump’s Department of Agriculture announced its plan to terminate broad-based categorical eligibility, which would end states’ ability to let the food insecure who are just above the federal poverty line access food assistance, […]

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Pittsburgh City Paper

Stay woke: A round-up of educational and social justice events this week in Pittsburgh

“Join Pittsburgh nonprofit group Just Harvest for its monthly public-action series, which coordinates letter-writing to address public concerns to lawmakers. This month, the Power of the Pen meet-up is encouraging folks to write letters against a new Trump proposal which threatens to remove access to food stamps from thousands of people in Allegheny County….”

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