MAZON's Testimony before Congress on The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP
We are so honored to have been invited again to testify before Congress. Yesterday, Josh Protas, MAZON’s Vice President of Public Policy, provided unique and compelling testimony to the House Agriculture Committee.
The Real Questions for Sonny Perdue
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate will hold confirmation hearings for Sonny Perdue, former governor of Georgia and President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
A Perspective from a USDA Tribal Consultation
Last month I had the privilege of attending the USDA Tribal Consultation Meeting in Washington DC.
Statement: MAZON Responds to the White House's "Skinny Budget" Proposal
By systematically cutting programs that support poor people, this budget proposal sends a very clear and troubling message: that those Americans who struggle economically—including veterans and their families, home-bound seniors, and those who live in rural communities—are simply expendable for this Administration.
SNAP Series #2: The Facts
During this Congressional session, we at MAZON expect certain policymakers to want to debate the “proper” role of the federal government in preventing hunger across the nation. More specifically, we anticipate proposals that will slash funding for SNAP, change how the program is structured, or both. We want you to know the basic facts.
Statement: MAZON Calls for Holistic Solutions to Address Growing Food Insecurity Among College Students
Stories of hunger among college students have been widely documented in the press, resulting in, among other actions, senators calling on the Government Accountability Office to study food insecurity at American colleges and universities.
SNAP: Our Nation’s Frontline Defense Against Hunger
For many of us, our Jewish values and ideals have shaped us as committed advocates for social justice. As advocates, we are reminded daily that our work is not easy. We are also reminded daily that our work is imperative.
MAZON Responds to President Trump’s Address to Congress
Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, today issued this statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress.
SNAP Series #1: We Cannot Stand Idly By...
The new Administration has spoken. And it is clear from the recent executive orders and policy prescriptions under consideration that this Administration and Republican leaders in Congress are ready and willing to wage a war on the most vulnerable among us.
Statement: MAZON Dismayed by Nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary
While we have serious concerns about decisions made during Sonny Perdue’s two terms as governor of Georgia, we welcome the opportunity to work with him to become a strong supporter of federal nutrition assistance programs.