“The new Trump Administration decision – which strips flexibility from states to provide nutrition assistance to people who are unemployed – is unworkable, hypocritical, cruel, and illegal.”
Obtaining the resources that Michael is eligible for became a saga – a series of confusing barriers that no one in need of assistance should have to face.
Expanding SNAP’s ‘work requirements’ will make it harder for millions of workers to consistently put food on the table. Call your House Rep. to say “Hands off SNAP!”
Please take action NOW to oppose Pennsylvania House Bills 2138 and 1659, which would add and expand cruel, costly, and unnecessary time limits on Medicaid and SNAP.
Starting immediately, the vast majority of students at Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges may now be eligible for food stamps, a huge victory for anti-hunger advocates.
A new president is in office and he’s promising a new era for America. But across the country, elected officials are enjoying a favorite old past-time: attacking the food stamps program.
Twenty years ago, President Clinton and Congress ended cash assistance as we knew it. The thinking behind “welfare reform” was essentially this: the free ride is over.
The idea that only some Americans in poverty deserve help stems from assumptions about poverty and work that don’t match up with reality.
The food stamps work requirement is seen as an employment incentive for people in poverty. Here’s why it’s completely misguided.
One year ago, Gov. Wolf released a budget for 2015-16. That budget is now 216 days late and $318 million short. Today, we join a broad coalition in making recommendations for what must come next.