Protesting Cuts to SNAP
Earlier today, our very own Josh Protas, Director of Government Affairs spoke in support of SNAP at an anti-hunger press event hosted by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) and Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH).
Published by JTA-Op-Ed: Keep the SNAP aid program strong
As leaders of national advocacy organizations, we cannot stand by while the health and well-being of one of every six American men, women and children are threatened. As leaders of Jewish advocacy organizations, we are further compelled to act by the arrival of Passover, a holiday that opens with an invitation to “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
Advocating for a Just Farm Bill on Capitol Hill
“This just makes common sense, and—I think—it makes Jewish sense.”
MAZON urges you to make your voice heard
It appears we may have reached a crossroads in our history as a nation. How we proceed – how our elected representatives act on our behalf – will not only effect the quality of life for tens of millions of Americans, but also could determine the competitiveness of our economy for generations to come.
Take action today: Urge your Senator to sign Gillibrand letter by October 27
The Super Committee is deliberating $1.5 Trillion in cuts. It is vitally important that SNAP, child nutrition and other safety net programs be spared. Please urge your Senator to sign on to this letter from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), which asks that SNAP and other low-income programs be protected in any deficit plan.
Published in j. – A Jewish Response to the Farm Bill
(Published on October 16, 2011 in j., the Jewish News Weekly of Northern California) Putting Jewish values on poor Americans’ dinner tables by Abby J. Leibman. At Yom Kippur, through tefillah, teshuvah and tzedakah, we recommit ourselves to improving our relationship with God and with our community.
170 Jewish Social Justice Leaders to Meet With Obama Administration
Today’s American Jewish community is furthering its involvement in socio-political movements and strengthening its social justice leadership across lines of race, class, and faith.
Victory! MAZON and the Jewish community help enact HB 643/SB 89 in Texas
Thanks to the remarkable efforts of this grassroots campaign, thousands more school children will not go without food during the summer months.
2012 funding debate: Speak out now against nutrition cuts!
Funding issues are dominating the debate on Capitol Hill. Here are two opportunities for you to weigh in with your Members of Congress.
BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan
Hiding in the pages of the House of Representatives’ proposed 2012 budget is a stripping away of federal funding for our safety net food programs.